MOUNT VERNON — Nine people were sentenced for felonies Friday by Knox County Common Pleas Court Judge Otho Eyster.
Majdi “Mike” Jallaq, 31, Grove City, was convicted of passing bad checks for issuing four worthless checks totaling $54,656.92 to purchase livestock at a Mount Vernon livestock cooperative on Aug. 17, 2011. Knox County Prosecutor John Thatcher said after the checks bounced, Jallaq sold all of the livestock. Jallaq was sentenced to a three-year term of community control supervision, including a 30-day jail sentence, and he was ordered to pay full restitution. Jallaq will serve a 17-month prison term if he fails to pay restitution or otherwise violates his supervision conditions. Jallaq is facing a similar criminal charge in Morrow County, according to Thatcher. Lt. Detective Gary Rohler, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, investigated the case.
Joshua A. Beeman, 20, Fredericktown, was convicted of domestic violence for assaulting his girlfriend on June 11. Beeman was sentenced to a three-year term of community control supervision, including a 180-day jail sentence. Beeman was also ordered to attend anger management classes and submit to drug and alcohol treatment plan. Beeman will serve a 17-month prison term if he violates his supervision conditions. Thatcher said Beeman was convicted of domestic violence last November, making the new offense a felony. Patrolman Kyle Johnson, FPD, handled the domestic disturbance call.
Edward J. Dunwoody, 46, Newark, was convicted of aggravated possession of drugs and attempted tampering with evidence for trying to hide methamphetamine by throwing it out the window of his car during a traffic stop on Sept. 11, 2011. Dunwoody was sentenced to a three-year term of community control supervision, including a 30-day jail sentence. Dunwoody was also ordered to attend mental health counseling. Dunwoody will serve a 17-month prison term if he violates his supervision conditions. Trooper Chris Carpenter, Ohio State Highway Patrol, conducted the traffic stop.
Richard L. Hamilton Jr., 40, Howard, was convicted of having a weapon while under a legal disability and receiving stolen property. Hamilton was sentenced to an 18-month prison term. Thatcher said Hamilton is legally prohibited from possessing firearms because of a prior conviction for a felony offense of violence. On July 7, Hamilton had a 7.62 caliber rifle, a .22 caliber rifle, a 12 gauge double barrel shotgun and a 12 gauge semi-automatic shotgun. The .22 caliber rifle and the two shotguns were stolen, according to Thatcher. Detective James Ferenbaugh, KCSO, investigated the case.
Ronald E. Thomas Jr., 51, was convicted of failing to register as a sex offender, and he was sentenced to a 15-month prison term. Thatcher said in 2011, Thomas was convicted of attempted gross sexual imposition, and as a sex offender he is required to register his address with the Knox County Sheriff. Thomas failed to register as required on June 4. Deputy Dan Selby, KCSO, investigated the case.
Christopher L. Goudy, 20, Danville, was convicted of breaking and entering for breaking into a garage near Danville, where he stole two chain saws. Goudy was sentenced to an 11-month prison term. Detective Doug Turpen, KCSO, investigated the case. In a separate case, Goudy was convicted of aggravated assault for assaulting a man in a Mount Vernon residence on May 14. Goudy was sentenced to a concurrent 17-month prison term in that case. Detective James DeChant, MVPD, investigated the case.
Scott L. Reynolds, 34, Mount Vernon, was convicted of trafficking in heroin for selling the drug on Dec. 20, 21 and 22, 2011. Reynolds was sentenced to a 17-month prison term. Detective Craig Feeney, MVPD, investigated the case.
Bryant B.R. Satta, 24, Mount Vernon, was convicted of felony trespassing, carrying a concealed weapon, attempted abduction and aggravated menacing. Satta was sentenced to a 17-month prison term. Thatcher said on Dec. 19, 2011, while in possession of a concealed handgun, Satta entered a Fredericktown residence with two other men, and then he menaced the male resident and attempted to prevent his female guest from leaving. The case was investigated by Patrolman Matt White and Auxiliary Sergeant Roger Brown, FPD.
On June 5, Ayla P. Derringer, 24, Newark, was convicted of theft and ordered to complete an inpatient drug treatment program at the Courage House as a condition of her three-year term of community control supervision. Derringer was resentenced to a 180-day jail term for failing to complete the Courage House program and for possessing drugs illegally. Derringer was also terminated from supervision unsuccessfully, according to Thatcher.