MOUNT VERNON — Knox County Common Pleas Court Judge Otho Eyster sentenced two Mount Vernon men to prison for felony convictions of domestic violence on Friday.
Tyrone A. Caldwell, 31, Mount Vernon, was convicted of felony domestic violence for assaulting his live-in girlfriend on Aug. 23, 2010. Caldwell was sentenced to 17 months in prison.
Knox County Prosecutor John Thatcher said Caldwell has two prior domestic violence convictions. Patrolman Jeremiah Armstrong, Mount Vernon Police Department, investigated the case.
Robert J. Linkous, 33, Mount Vernon, was also convicted of felony domestic violence for assaulting his live-in girlfriend on Sept. 10, 2010. Linkous was sentenced to 17 months in prison. Thatcher said Linkous has two prior convictions for offenses of violence committed against family members. Patrolman Timothy Arnold, MVPD, investigated the case.
Cindy M. Clements, 23, Mount Vernon, was convicted of burglary for breaking into a North Sandusky Street residence on June 23, 2010. Clements was sentenced to 17 months in prison and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $675 to the crime victim.
Thatcher said Clements and a co-defendant pawned a television set, CD player and PlayStation games stolen from the residence on July 14. Detective David McElroy, MVPD, investigated the case.
In a separate case, Clements was sentenced to a concurrent 11-month prison term for violating her community control supervision. Thatcher said Clements failed to attend outpatient drug and alcohol treatment and she refused to give her supervising officer a urine sample for drug and alcohol testing.
Jeremy L. Prelipp, 33, Willard, was convicted of attempted failure to provide change of address notification to the Knox County Sheriff’s Office. Prelipp was sentenced to 11 months in prison. Thatcher said Prelipp is a sex offender due to a conviction for attempted unlawful sexual conduct with a minor in 2004. Deputy Dan Selby, KCSO, investigated the case.
On July 23, 2010, Jessica R. Bayless, 23, Mount Vernon, was convicted of receiving stolen property and forgery. Bayless was sentenced to a three-year term of community control supervision, including a suspended 11-month prison sentence. Eyster imposed the suspended prison time because Bayless consumed alcohol last month in violation of her supervision terms. Bayless also entered a guilty plea to a new charge of illegal processing of drug documents, and she was sentenced to a concurrent 11-month prison term. Thatcher said Bayless passed an altered prescription at a local pharmacy on June 23, 2010. Detective Craig Feeney, MVPD, investigated the case.