Mount Vernon News
 
 

Mount Vernon News
June 16, 2012 7:59 am EDT

 

MOUNT VERNON — On Friday, June 15, Knox County Common Pleas Court Judge Otho Eyster convicted Rodney L. Carpenter, 42, Fredericktown, of theft from an elderly person and sentenced him to 15 months in prison. Carpenter was ordered to pay $7,500 in restitution to the estate of the deceased victim as part of his criminal sentence. Court records also reflect that Carpenter has signed a civil confession of judgment in favor of the victim’s estate for additional restitution in the amount of $208,000. Lt. Gary Rohler, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, and Knox County Adult Protective Services investigated the case.

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Brian L. Murphy, 34, Howard, was convicted of receiving stolen property and sentenced to 90 days in jail and a three-year term of community control supervision. Murphy will serve a 17-month prison term if he violates his supervision. Thatcher said on June 10, 2011, Murphy was found in possession of a 1998 Harley-Davidson motorcycle stolen from a Mount Vernon residence. Detective Craig Feeney, Mount Vernon Police Department, investigated the case.

Larry J. Butler Jr., 23, Mount Vernon, was convicted of receiving stolen property and illegal use of supplemental nutrition benefits. Butler was sentenced to 60 days in jail and a three-year term of community control supervision. He was also ordered to pay $8,500 in restitution to the crime victims. Butler will serve an 11-month prison term if he violates his supervision. Thatcher said in December 2009, Butler possessed a medical bag and portable radios stolen from a local volunteer fire department, and he misused a nutrition assistance debit card, otherwise known as a “food stamp” card in December 2011. Detective David Light, KCSO, investigated the case.

Matthew W. Brady, 26, Walhonding, was convicted of attempted domestic violence and sentenced to 60 days in jail and a three-year term of community control supervision. His jail sentence was suspended on the condition that he maintains his current full-time employment. Brady will serve an 11-month prison term if he violates his supervision. Thatcher said Brady attempted to assault his spouse last December. Deputy Courtenay Biggs, KCSO, investigated the case.

Sex offender Michael R. Smithhisler, 24, Mount Vernon, was convicted of failure to provide change of address notification and sentenced to 60 days in jail and a three-year term of community control supervision. His jail sentence was suspended on the condition that he maintains his current full-time employment. Smithhisler will serve a 17-month prison term if he violates his supervision. Thatcher said in 2008, Smithhisler was convicted of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, and he must register his address with authorities for 15 years. Smithhisler failed to provide change of address notification to the sheriff’s office, last June. Deputy Dan Selby investigated the case.


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