MOUNT VERNON — On Friday, Knox County Common Pleas Court Judge Otho Eyster sentenced three men and four women for various felony crimes, according to Prosecutor John Thatcher.
Kevin L. Curtis, 25, Mount Vernon, was convicted of two counts of aggravated assault. Curtis was sentenced to 17 months on both counts, which are to be served consecutively for a total of 34 months. Eyster added 525 days to Curtis’ sentence to be served consecutively to the 34 months because Curtis committed the assaults while he was serving a term of post-release control supervision for breaking and entering and attempted rape convictions in 2005.
Thatcher said that on Dec. 26, 2009, in a Mount Vernon apartment, Curtis slashed a 25-year-old male victim with a box cutter and broke the nose of a 46-year-old male victim during an altercation.
Brian M. Wilson, 32, Mount Vernon, was convicted of felony domestic violence. Wilson was sentenced to three years in prison. Thatcher said that on March 6, Wilson assaulted his girlfriend. According to the indictment in the case, at the time of the offense Wilson already had two prior domestic violence convictions including a felony conviction in 1999.
Amy M. Slanina, 33, was convicted of grand theft of a motor vehicle, two counts of receiving stolen property, two counts of forgery, and misuse of credit cards. Slanina was sentenced to 17 months in prison and ordered to pay $808.46 in restitution. Thatcher said that on Feb. 8, Slanina’s 79-year-old victim reported to Patrolman Charles Marmet, Fredericktown Police Department, that Slanina stole her 1997 Ford Taurus, a credit card and several blank checks. On the same day Slanina forged two of the stolen checks and cashed them for $600 and she charged items on the stolen credit card. On Feb. 18, the car was found parked at a motel in Pennsylvania, where Slanina was found and arrested.
Angela M. Ervin, 37, Mount Vernon, was convicted of deception to obtain a dangerous drug. Ervin was sentenced to a three-year term of community control supervision, including 180 days in the Knox County Jail, and her driver’s license was suspended for six months. Additionally, she was ordered by Eyster to pay $723.04 restitution to the Knox County Sheriff’s Office for costs in transporting Ervin back to Ohio.
Ervin must also comply with the conditions that she must submit to drug and alcohol assessment, treatment and monitoring, obtain and maintain full-time employment and abide by a curfew. Ervin will serve an 11-month prison term if she violates any condition of her supervision. Thatcher said that between January 2008 and May 2009, Ervin obtained prescriptions for narcotics from multiple doctors, but she failed to tell the physicians she was already receiving the same or similar drugs from other doctors.
Connie M. Blubaugh, 23, Mount Vernon, was convicted of attempted corrupting another with drugs. Blubaugh was sentenced to a three-year term of community control supervision including a 120-day jail sentence, a one-year driver’s license suspension, and a $5,000 mandatory fine. Thatcher said Blubaugh was also ordered to submit to drug and alcohol assessment, treatment and monitoring, as well as successfully complete a term at the Courage House. Blubaugh will serve a two-year prison term if she violates any condition of her supervision.
Thatcher said that on Oct. 24, 2009, Blubaugh gave birth to a child who tested positive for cocaine.
Jesse J. Ervin, 19, Mount Vernon, was convicted of unlawful possession of a dangerous ordnance in the form of a sawed-off, 20-gauge shotgun. Ervin was sentenced to a three-year term of community control supervision and was ordered to also comply with the conditions that he must submit to drug and alcohol assessment, treatment and monitoring, and obtain and maintain full-time employment. Ervin will serve an 11-month prison term if he violates any condition of his supervision. Thatcher said the barrel of Ervin’s shotgun is 16 3/4 inches long, but Ohio law requires a minimum length of 18 inches.
Melissa M. Hall, 35, Utica, was convicted of arson and disrupting public services. Hall was sentenced to a three-year term of community control supervision and was ordered to also comply with the conditions that she must submit to drug and alcohol assessment, treatment and monitoring, and obtain and maintain full-time employment. Eyster also ordered Hall to pay $923.67 in restitution.
Thatcher said Hall set fire to her 1999 Mercury Cougar on Aug. 9, 2009. After the Utica Volunteer Fire Department extinguished the fire, Assistant State Fire Marshall Kurt J. Schneider determined that Hall set the fire intentionally. Hall was convicted of disrupting public services because she impaired the fire department’s ability to respond to legitimate emergencies while firefighters extinguished Hall’s arson fire, according to Thatcher.