MOUNT VERNON — A Knox County man was sentenced recently for charges related to burglaries and a planned assault at the Knox County Jail.
Michael L. Wallace, 22, was convicted of burglary, breaking and entering, and receiving stolen property charges for his participation in several break-ins last December. Knox County Prosecutor John Thatcher said Wallace and two accomplices burglarized a Tucker Road residence and broke into several barns and garages near Mount Vernon, Howard and Fredericktown stealing a laptop computer, dirt bikes, jewelry, a chain saw and snow blower.
Wallace was also convicted of aggravated assault for breaking a Knox County Jail inmate’s arm when Wallace was incarcerated on a probation violation charge, on Jan. 9.
Wallace will serve prison sentences totaling three years from the two separate cases. Wallace will serve the three-year prison term consecutively to a 17-month prison sentence for identity fraud he received on Feb. 12, according to Thatcher.
J-Ro Sharp, 26, of Danville is scheduled for trial on Aug. 24, facing a charge of complicity of a felonious assault for his role in the Jan. 9 incident at the jail.
The cases against Wallace’s accomplices are still pending, Thatcher said.
Steven M. Tomlin, 20, will serve a one-year prison term for attempted corrupting a minor with drugs consecutively to a 17-month prison sentence he received for a burglary conviction in October. Thatcher said Tomlin gave a juvenile Percocet, a schedule II controlled substance, on Aug. 13, 2009.
On July 15, Christopher R. O’Hara, 20, Mount Vernon, was convicted of attempted burglary and sentenced to a three-year term of community control supervision including a 30-day jail sentence. After release from jail, the terms of O’Hara’s supervision, require that he undergo a drug and alcohol assessment, treatment and monitoring and maintain full-time employment. O’Hara will serve an 11-month prison sentence if he violates any supervision term.
Thatcher said on October 4, 2008, Patrolman Kyle Theibert, MVPD, responded to a burglary call on Coshocton Avenue, but there were no suspects at the time. Acting on information received on March 5, 2009, Detective Sergeant Jeff Jacobs determined that O’Hara participated in the attempted burglary.