MOUNT VERNON — On Friday, Knox Common Pleas Court Judge Otho Eyster handed down prison sentences in five felony cases, according to Knox County Prosecutor John Thatcher.
Jamie L. Gibson, 42, was sentenced to three years in prison for his second failure to provide change of address conviction. Thatcher said Gibson, a convicted sex offendor, registered a false address with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office on April 29. Detective Doug Turpen investigated the case.
Emmett N. Mitchell, 25, Howard, was convicted of intimidation of a victim in a criminal case and domestic violence. Mitchell was sentenced to a total of two years in prison. Thatcher said at about 5 a.m. on June 23, Mitchell assaulted an ex-girlfriend and threatened to kill her if she called the police. Deputy Kevin Durbin, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, investigated the case.
Richard K. Roberts, 31, Newark, was convicted of grand theft of a motor vehicle and obstructing official business. Roberts was sentenced to 13 months in prison. Thatcher said on Oct. 30, Roberts took a Yamaha dirt bike for a “test drive” near Martinsburg after meeting the owner who was selling it on the Internet. Instead of test driving the dirt bike, Roberts stole it and later that day refused to stop for KCSO Deputy Dan Bobo, who was attempting to recover the vehicle.
Aaron J. Kosier, 22, was convicted of burglary and receiving stolen property for breaking into a college dormitory and being found in possession of a stolen laptop computer and stolen credit cards in August. Thatcher said Kosier was also convicted of receiving stolen property for possessing stolen camera equipment last April. Kosier was sentenced to a total of 17 months in prison and ordered to pay $1,530 in restitution to the crime victim. Patrolman Kyle Theibert and Detective David McElroy, Mount Vernon Police Department, investigated the burglary and stolen property cases, and David Light, KCSO, investigated the stolen camera equipment case.
Terrence L. Ware, 34, Mount Vernon, was convicted of breaking and entering for entering into a commercial property on Pittsburgh Avenue where he stole copper on June 9 and 14. Ware was sentenced to 11 months in prison and ordered to pay $3,394.44 in restitution to the crime victim. Detective Sgt. Roger Brown and Detective Turpen, KCSO, investigated the case.