MOUNT VERNON —Robert L. Endsley, 45, Warsaw, was convicted today of his eighth drunk driving offense in 20 years, according to Knox County Prosecutor John Thatcher. Judge Otho Eyster sentenced Endsley to a four year prison term and suspended his driver’s license for life. Thatcher said on July 30, 2010, Endsley was stopped on State Route 229 near Gambier by Deputy Aaron Phillips, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, after Deputy Phillips watched Endsley weave in and out of his marked lane. Endsley subsequently failed field sobriety tests administered by the deputy. Thatcher said Endsley’s sentencing was delayed because he failed to appear in court, in December 2010, and he was not arrested again until July 2012.
Wendy J. Brown, 32, Mount Vernon, was convicted of permitting drug abuse and endangering children for allowing her residence to be used for illegal drug activity, on December 21, 2011. Brown was also convicted of trafficking in heroin for selling the drug on two occasions, in May 2012. Brown was sentenced to 11 months in prison. Detective Corporal Matt Dailey, Mount Vernon Police Department, and Detective Doug Turpen, KCSO, investigated the cases.
John A. Meto, Jr., 36, was convicted of felony domestic violence in two cases and sentenced to 18 months in prison. Thatcher said on January 6, Meto assaulted his wife in their Mount Vernon residence, and on May 1 he assaulted her again at a residence in Danville when he was out of jail on bond in the first case. Deputy Ryan Burgess, KCSO, investigated the first case and Patrolman Jason Skeen, Danville Police Department, investigated the second case.
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