MOUNT VERNON — Knox County Common Pleas Court Judge Otho Eyster sentenced two men in felony cases on Monday.
According to Knox County Prosecutor John Thatcher, David R. Vandebrake, 21, Mount Vernon, was convicted of burglary, eight counts of breaking and entering and three counts of receiving stolen property for his participation in several break-ins in December 2009.
Vandebrake was sentenced to prison for two years and ordered to pay a total of $1,353 to the crime victims.
Thatcher said on Dec. 31, 2009, Detective Sgt. Roger Brown, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, learned that an accomplice was in possession of a handgun stolen during a break-in. Through investigation, Brown learned that Vandebrake and two other men 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 chainsaw and snowblower and several firearms. Thatcher said Vandebrake’s co-defendants, Michael L. Wallace and Zachary J. Elkins, have already been sentenced to prison terms. Detective Craig Feeney, Mount Vernon Police Department, assisted Brown in the investigation.
Christopher D. Jackson, 38, Mount Vernon, was convicted of receiving stolen property. Jackson was sentenced to a three-year term of community control supervision, including a 90-day jail sentence. Jackson will serve a 15-month prison sentence if he violates any condition of his community control supervision.
Thatcher said on Jan. 4, Jackson sold a stolen 50-caliber muzzleloader. Patrolman Qade Lewis and Detective David McElroy, MVPD, investigated the case.