Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
July 31, 2012 12:11 pm EDT


MOUNT VERNON — Ronald A. Kirk, 36, Mount Vernon, was convicted of aggravated arson, illegal manufacture of drugs and endangering children for his part in a methamphetamine “cook” that started a fire in a Follin Avenue apartment on May 16.

Kirk was sentenced to a four-year prison term with no opportunity for early release. Thatcher said children were present in the next door apartments, although no one was injured. Kirk’s co-defendants are awaiting trials. Detective Craig Feeney, Mount Vernon Police Department, investigated the case.


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Clifford D. Koch, 27, Mount Vernon, was convicted of failure to provide change of address and importuning, in separate cases. Koch was sentenced to a 24-month prison term. Thatcher said Koch was convicted of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor in the Knox County Court of Common Pleas in 2006. Koch failed to notify the Knox County Sheriff’s Office of a change of address on Nov. 7, 2011. Deputy Dan Selby investigated the case. On April 14, 2012, Koch solicited sex from a 14-year old girl. Patrolman Brian Durbin, MVPD, investigated the importuning case.















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