MOUNT VERNON — On Friday, Knox County Common Pleas Court Judge Otho Eyster handed down sentences in three felony cases, according to Prosecutor John Thatcher.
Donald L. Morris Jr., 19, Mount Vernon, was convicted of breaking and entering for breaking into an apartment building on Gay Street, Mount Vernon, on July 7, 2010. Morris was sentenced to 11 months in prison and ordered to pay $513 in restitution to the crime victim. Detective David McElroy, Mount Vernon Police Department, investigated the case.
Alicia D. Nye, 25, Centerburg, was convicted of trafficking in drugs and trafficking in marijuana. Nye was sentenced to a three-year term of community control supervision including a six-month driver’s license suspension, and mandatory drug and alcohol monitoring. The 1996 Chevrolet Blazer that Nye used in the commission of the offenses was also forfeited to the state of Ohio. Nye will serve a 17-month prison term if she violates the terms of her supervision. Thatcher said on Feb. 19 and 23, Nye sold Vicodin tablets, and on March 2, she sold marijuana during an undercover operation conducted by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office. Detective Doug Turpen and Lt. Gary Rohler, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, conducted the investigation.
On Nov. 20, 2009, Nicholas S. Parsons, 23, Howard, was convicted of theft of drugs and sentenced to a three-year term of community control supervision including mandatory completion of a drug and alcohol program. On Friday, Eyster determined that Parsons violated the terms of his supervision by failing to complete a drug and alcohol program and by failing to notify his supervising officer of contacts with law enforcement in April and May.
Parsons was sentenced to 180 days in jail for these violations.