MOUNT VERNON — Knox County Common Pleas Court Judge Otho Eyster sentenced six people for felony crimes on Friday, according to Knox County Prosecutor John Thatcher.
Curtis W. Hull, 27, Mount Vernon, was convicted of aggravated assault for assaulting a woman on July 22. Hull was also convicted of assault on peace officers for assaulting deputies at the Knox County Jail on Aug. 11. Hull was sentenced to concurrent 17-month prison terms in both cases, and ordered to pay $3,658 in restitution to the victim in the aggravated assault case. Patrolman Travis Tharp, Mount Vernon Police Department, investigated the aggravated assault case and Knox County Sheriff’s Office deputies Brandon Minot, Fred Michael and Bret Higgins handled the investigation at the jail.
Brian Wilson, 42, Mount Gilead, was convicted of felony domestic violence for assaulting his wife and grandson at a campground on July 31. Wilson was sentenced to concurrent 17-month prison terms. Thatcher said the convictions are felonies because Wilson has a prior domestic violence conviction in Morrow County. The case was investigated by Deputy Scott Baker of the KCSO.
Francis M. Blair, Jr., 40, Mount Vernon, was convicted of theft for stealing two checks from his former employer and two counts of forgery. Blair was sentenced to four concurrent 11-month prison terms. Thatcher said Blair was also ordered to pay $956 in restitution to the victim. Detective David McElroy, MVPD, investigated the case.
Jamie S. Cremeans, 39, Mount Vernon, was convicted of breaking and entering, possessing criminal tools and receiving stolen property charges. Cremeans was sentenced to a three-year term of community control supervision, including a 90 day jail sentence that started immediately. Cremeans was also ordered to pay $3,475 in restitution to the victims when he is released from jail. Thatcher said between March 26 and April 10, Cremeans, and a co-defendant, stole scrap metal using a stolen 16-foot trailer, and they trespassed on property with the intent to commit a felony. The men also used gloves, tin snips and pruning shears as criminal tools while stealing the scrap metal, according to Thatcher. Deputy Tim Light, KCSO, investigated the case.
Johnny D. Schorr, 22, Mount Vernon, was convicted of resisting arrest and sentenced to a three-year term of community control supervision, including a 60-day jail sentence that started immediately. Schorr was also ordered to submit to drug and alcohol assessment and monitoring when he is released from jail. Thatcher said at about 2 a.m. on Jan. 17, sheriff’s deputies and city police officers responded to a disturbance call on South Norton Street, where they found Schorr standing in the roadway holding a knife. Schorr brandished the knife while resisting arrest making the offense a felony, according to Thatcher. Deputy David Devolld, KCSO, and Cpl. Scott McKnight, MVPD, investigated the case.
On April 24, 2009, Scott E. Vance, 23, Mount Vernon, was convicted of aggravated trafficking in drugs for selling four Oxycontin pills to a confidential informant working for the MVPD on Sept. 12, 2008. Vance was sentenced to a 15-month prison term, and later he was transferred to the Licking/ Muskingum Community Correction Center where he completed a six month term. Vance admitted Friday he violated the conditions of his community control supervision when he tested positive for opiates in July because he was charged with a criminal offense in the municipal court in August. Vance’s supervision was continued, but with an additional sanction that he immediately serves a 90 day jail sentence.