MOUNT VERNON — Several convicted of felonies recently were sentenced Friday by Judge Otho Eyster in the Knox County Court of Common Pleas.
Bradley A. Grubaugh, 21, was convicted of a failure to provide change of address notification because he did not notify the Knox County Sheriff’s Office of a change of address in April and he was sentenced to a three-year prison term. According to court records, Grubaugh was adjudicated delinquent by a juvenile court for committing a rape offense that would have been a first-degree felony, if committed by an adult. Thatcher said Grubaugh is required to register as a sex offender for life. Deputy Dan Selby investigated the case.
Ricardo Cruz Rodriguez, 38, Storm Lake, Iowa, was convicted of receiving stolen property and aggravated possession of drugs. Rodriguez was sentence to a three-year term of community control supervision, including a 120-day jail sentence. He was also ordered to pay restitution to the crime victim. Rodriguez will serve an 11-month prison term if he violates his supervision. Thatcher said at about 4:30 a.m. on May 20, Patrolman Kyle Johnson, Fredericktown Police Department, found Rodriguez sitting in the driver’s seat of a stolen 2005 Chevrolet pickup, and Rodriguez had hidden methamphetamine between the driver’s seat and the center console.
Bradley S. Mayer, 23, Centerburg, was convicted of attempted abduction and sentenced to a three-year term of community control supervision, including a 90-day jail sentence. Mayer will serve a 17-month prison term if he violates his supervision. Thatcher said on Aug. 17, 2011, Mayer threatened his girlfriend with physical harm during an argument in an attempt to prevent her from leaving his apartment. Detective David Light, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, investigated the case.
On Aug. 22, 2011, Wade I. Estock, 23, Mount Vernon, and a co-defendant passed an $850 bad check at a local bank. Estock was sentenced to a two-year term of community control supervision and ordered to pay half of the restitution. Estock will serve a six-month prison term if he violates his supervision. Detective Cpl. Matt Dailey, Mount Vernon Police Department, investigated the case.
Cole R. Hauger, 26, Mount Vernon, was convicted of illegal cultivation of marijuana and possession of marijuana. Hauger was sentenced to a three-year term of community control supervision, including a 90-day jail sentence. He will serve a nine-month prison sentence if he violates his supervision. Thatcher said on Sept. 25, 2009, State Trooper Neil Laughlin’s traffic stop on Columbus Road led to the discovery of Hauger’s indoor marijuana grow in a Howard Street residence. In a separate case, Hauger was convicted of receiving stolen property for possessing a stolen debit card on Dec. 31, 2010. Hauger was given the same sentence as in the illegal cultivation of marijuana case, and both sentences were imposed concurrently to each other. Thatcher said Deputy Tim Light, KCSO, obtained store surveillance video showing Hauger using the debit card to purchase video games.
On June 17, 2011, Tasha M. Hinkston, 21, Centerburg, was convicted of misuse of a credit card for charging over $1,200 on a stolen credit card, she was sentenced to a three-year term of community control supervision and she was ordered to pay restitution to the crime victim. Hinkston’s community control supervision was revoked because she failed to pay restitution and court costs. Hinkston was sentenced to a 30-day jail term.