MOUNT VERNON — On Friday, Common Pleas Court Judge Otho Eyster sentenced three men and one woman for various felony crimes, according to Knox County Prosecutor John Thatcher.
Nickolas E. Dennis, 19, Crooksville, will serve a six-year prison term for participating in an early morning burglary near Danville on May 17. Dennis was convicted of complicity in the commission of aggravated burglary, with a firearm specification, theft of guns and possessing criminal tools.
Thatcher said Dennis and four accomplices drove to the residence, and then Dennis and one other accomplice remained in the vehicle while the others broke into the home. A muzzleloader, shotgun and other personal property were stolen from the residence during the break-in. All five suspects were caught at the scene by Knox County Sheriff’s deputies responding to the victims’ 9-1-1 call. Detective Dave Light, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, investigated the case.
Sex offender Clifford D. Koch, 24, Mount Vernon, received a nine-month prison term for failing to provide his address to authorities. According to court records, on June 30, 2006, Koch was convicted of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, classified as a sex offender and sentenced to a 17-month prison term. Thatcher said Koch was required to register any change of address with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office after he was released from prison.
On May 19, Koch was arrested by his parole officer William Baer for leaving his registered address without notice. Detective Sgt. Brown, KCSO, investigated the case.
Zebadiah W. Parker, 26, Howard, was fined $5,000 and sent to jail for 60 days for illegal cultivation of marijuana. Parker will serve a three-year term of community control supervision when he is released from jail. The conditions of Parker’s supervision include a six-month driver’s license suspension, and he will serve a two-year prison term if he violates any supervision condition.
Thatcher said that shortly after midnight on Jan. 27, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at Parker’s home. Deputies seized marijuana plants, grow lights and other items commonly used in indoor marijuana grows. The indoor grow was found in two basement rooms. Detective Sgts. Rohler and Brown and Detective Light investigated the case.
Wanda F. Wilson, 47, Danville, was sent to jail for 30 days for aggravated trafficking in drugs. Thatcher said Wilson sold 20 Percocets to an undercover informant working for the Danville Police Department, on Sept. 24, 2008. Wilson will serve a three-year term of community control supervision when she is released from jail. The conditions of Wilson’s supervision include a six-month driver’s license suspension, and she will serve a 17-month prison term if she violates any supervision condition.
The investigation was conducted by Sgt. Tom Looney, Danville Police Department, with the assistance of Detective Sgt. Jeff Jacobs, Detective Cpl. Matt Dailey and Detective Craig Feeney, Mount Vernon Police Department, and special agents from the federal Drug Enforcement Agency.