MOUNT VERNON — On Friday, Common Pleas Court Judge Otho Eyster sentenced three men for various felony crimes, according to Knox County Prosecutor John Thatcher.
Corey M. Morrison, 20, Martinsburg, was sentenced to a three-year prison term for aggravated vehicular homicide and driving under the influence of alcohol. The court also suspended Morrison’s driver’s license for five years.
Thatcher said that in the early morning hours of March 28, Morrison wrecked his vehicle on Weaver Road, causing the deaths of his two 20-year-old passengers, Ryan C. Lambert and Thomas A. Johnson. Trooper Matthew Them, Ohio State Highway Patrol, determined that Morrison’s blood/alcohol level was .154 at the time of the crash.
William J. Woodring, 31, Fredericktown, will serve a three-year prison term for failing to provide change of address notification to Detective Sgt. Roger Brown, Knox County Sheriff’s Office. Woodring was convicted of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor in Wayne County in 1998, and a failure to register offense prior to the current offense, according to Thatcher.
Bruce A. Jones II, 27, Mount Vernon, must serve a year of mandatory prison time before he serves a 15- month prison term for aggravated assault.
Thatcher said that shortly after midnight on Feb. 21, Jones shot a 28-year-old Mansfield man with a .357 magnum revolver during an altercation with the victim and two other men on Smith Street. The victim has recovered completely from the gunshot wound, according to Thatcher.
KCSO Detective Dave Light, Detective Sgts. Gary Rohler and Roger Brown, and Capt. Richard Brenneman investigated the case.