MOUNT VERNON — On Friday, Knox County Common Pleas Court Judge Otho Eyster sentenced Rodney J. Snyder, 37, Mount Vernon, to a five-year prison term for the illegal manufacture of drugs, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the production of methamphetamine and endangering children.
Prosecutor John Thatcher said Snyder was “cooking meth” on premises where two children were present on Sept. 21 and 29, 2011. Detective Craig Feeney, Mount Vernon Police Department, investigated the case.
Russell C. Friend, 37, Howard, was sent to prison for 24 months for illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of methamphetamine and endangering children. Thatcher said Friend was “cooking meth” in his residence when two children were present on Oct. 27. Lt. Gary Rohler and Detective Doug Turpen, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, investigated the case.
Terra D. Miller, 25, was convicted of theft, forgery, receiving stolen property and identity fraud for the theft of $3,611 and for stealing another person’s identity card to obtain a housing voucher from a local charitable organization. Miller served 86 days in jail while her case was pending, and she was sentenced to an additional term of incarceration at the Franklin County Community Based Correctional Facility. Miller was placed on a three-year term of community control supervision, including a condition that she pays restitution to the crime victims. Thatcher said Miller will serve an 11-month prison term if she violates her supervision terms. Detective Feeney investigated the case.
David R. Woods, 46, Mount Vernon, was convicted of passing bad checks for passing worthless checks totaling $1,660 between June 29 and July 10, 2011. Woods served 40 days in jail while his case was pending, and he was sentenced to a three-year term of community control supervision. Woods paid the restitution owed to the crime victim prior to his sentencing, according to Thatcher. Woods will serve a 12-month prison term if he violates his supervision terms. Patrolman Travis Tharp, MVPD, investigated the case.
Carley L. Ash, 18, Fredericktown, was convicted of theft and receiving stolen property for stealing seven gold rings worth over $4,000 from a Mount Vernon residence on May 31, 2011. Ash was sentenced to 210 days in jail and a three-year term of community control supervision including a commitment to an inpatient drug treatment facility. Thatcher said Ash will serve an 11-month prison sentence if she violates her supervision terms. Patrolman Justin Trowbridge, MVPD, investigated the case.
Daniel J. Morgan’s bond was set in the amount of $50,000. Morgan, 30, faces his third felony domestic violence charge as the result of a domestic disturbance with his live-in girlfriend the night of Aug. 16, 2011. Thatcher said a warrant was issued for Morgan’s arrest after he failed to appear for a hearing in his case on Feb. 17.