MOUNT VERNON — On Friday, June 3, Knox County Common Pleas Court Judge Otho Eyster handed down sentences in four felony cases, according to Prosecutor John Thatcher.
Malcolm J. Hunter, 21, Mount Vernon, was convicted of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor for engaging in sexual conduct with a 13-year-old female victim, beginning on April 20, 2010. Hunter was sentenced to 17 months in prison and ordered to pay $734 in restitution. Hunter was also classified as a Tier II sex offender who must register his address with authorities for 25 years. Detective Tom Bumpus, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, investigated the case.
Michael W. Kromoff, 45, Mount Vernon, was convicted of illegal cultivation of marijuana. Kromoff was sentenced to a three-year term of community control and will receive three years in prison if he violates any term of that community control sanction. In addition, Kromoff’s driver’s license was suspended for six months and he is ordered to pay a $5,000 fine and undergo drug and alcohol monitoring and treatment. Thatcher said Rene Joris, Kromoff’s Mount Vernon Municipal Court Probation Officer, found several marijuana plants growing at Kromoff’s residence, on Sept. 21, 2010. Detective Craig Feeney, Mount Vernon Police Department, assisted with the investigation.
Carole S. Heredia, 19, Mount Vernon, was convicted of theft for stealing a computer and other items, on June 24, 2010. Heredia was sentenced to a three-year community control sanction along with 45 days in jail. She will serve 11 months in prison if she violates any term of her community control sanction. Detective David McElroy, MVPD, investigated the case.
Jessica D. Ferenbaugh, 24, Howard, was convicted of passing three bad checks totaling $1,109.45 at a grocery store and another three bad checks totaling $406.65 at a convenience store, on June 24, 2010. Ferenbaugh was sentenced to a three-year community control sanction and ordered to pay restitution. She was also ordered to drug and alcohol monitoring and treatment, and she is not allowed to possess checks. If she violates any term of her community control sanction, she will serve 11 months in prison. Patrolman Nick Holdren, Fredericktown Police Department, investigated the case.