MOUNT VERNON — On Tuesday, Common Pleas Court Judge Otho Eyster sentenced two men for various felony crimes, according to Knox County Prosecutor John Thatcher.
Michael D. Fulk, 42, Howard, was convicted of importuning for enticing a 15-year-old boy into a public restroom, where he solicited the boy to engage in sexual activity with him on June 29. Fulk was sentenced to a mandatory 18-month prison term due to the fact that he was previously convicted of aggravated rape, in 1988. Fulk was also classified as a sex offender for the new offense. The case was investigated by Detective Sgt. Roger Brown and Detective Tom Bumpus, Knox County Sheriff’s Office.
Hershel R. Jones III, 25, Mount Vernon, was convicted of burglarizing a Mount Vernon residence on June 27, and for being caught with a stolen motorcycle on July 7. Jones was sentenced to a 17-month prison term. Detective Sgt. Jeff Jacobs, Mount Vernon Police Department, investigated the burglary case and Brown, KCSO, investigated the receiving stolen property case.