MOUNT VERNON — On Friday, Common Pleas Court Judge Otho Eyster sentenced four men and one woman for various felony crimes, according to Knox County Prosecutor John Thatcher.
Ronald B. Dumont, 45, Mount Vernon, was convicted of his sixth charge in 20 years of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol as the result of driving under the influence, on Nov. 5, 2009. Dumont was sentenced to a three-year prison term, fined $1,350 and his driver’s license was suspended for 10 years. Cpl. Scott McKnight, Mount Vernon Police Department, investigated the case.
Tony E. Frazee, 42, was convicted of receiving stolen property, forgery, and complicity in the commission of theft by deception. Frazee was sentenced to an 11-month prison term and ordered to pay restitution to the crime victim. Thatcher said the night of Nov. 27, 2009, a woman’s purse was stolen in the parking lot of a Mount Vernon grocery store. The purse contained three books of blank checks and a credit card. Shortly after the purse was stolen, Frazee and a co-defendant cashed one of the stolen checks in the amount of $1,000 at a bank in Fredericktown. Detective Dave McElroy, MVPD, investigated the case.
Bondolyn J. Mullins, 37, Mount Vernon, was convicted of illegal processing of drug documents. Mullins was sentenced to a 30-day jail sentence and a three-year term of community control supervision. Mullins will serve an 11-month prison sentence if she violates the terms of her supervision. Thatcher said Mullins altered a prescription for Vicodin by changing the amount her doctor prescribed from 24 to 124, on Jan. 22. Patrol Officer Jessie Butler, MVPD, investigated the case.
Dalton E. Hammons, 19, and Joshua M. Johnson, 19, both of Danville, were convicted of receiving stolen property. Hammons and Johnson were sentenced to three-year terms of community control supervision. The terms of supervision include drug and alcohol monitoring, maintaining full-time employment and a curfew. Both men will serve an 11-month prison sentence if they violate their supervision terms including a requirement that they pay restitution to the crime victims. Thatcher said Deputy Tim Light, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, investigated a report that a large quantity of aluminum cement forms, copper wire and other metal items had been stolen from a Millersburg Road property, between about July 22 and Aug. 26, 2009. Deputy Light caught Hammons and Johnson trying to steal additional metal items from the property when Light started his investigation.