Mount Vernon News
Mount Vernon News
January 4, 2013 8:30 am EST


Demonno A. Rhodes, 34, Columbus, was convicted of heroin and cocaine possession charges and sentenced to 17 months in prison. Thatcher said Rhodes and a co-defendant were taken into custody on October 5, when the Mount Vernon Police Department executed a search warrant at a Fairmont Avenue residence. Thatcher said the search warrant was obtained based on suspected illegal drug activity occurring at the residence. Detective Corporal Matt Dailey conducted the investigation.


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Wendy L. Singrathsomboune, 26, Mount Vernon, was convicted of possessing heroin, on May 16 and 22. Singrathsomboune was sentenced to a three year term of community control supervision, including a 30 day jail sentence and mandatory drug and alcohol treatment after she is released from jail. Singrathsomboune will serve an 11 month prison term, if she violates the terms of her supervision. Detective Craig Feeney, MVPD, investigated the case.

David E. Dixon, 40, was convicted of Failure to Provide Change of Address for failing to notify the Knox County Sheriff’s Office that he left his residence, in Martinsburg, some weeks prior to his residence compliance check, on October 9. Dixon was sentenced to 15 months in prison. According to the indictment, Dixon is a sex offender due to an Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor conviction in Knox County, in 2005. Detective David Light, KCSO, investigated the case.

Donald L. Morris, Jr., 21, Mansfield, was convicted of grand theft and breaking and entering for trespassing on the premises of a local cable company, and then stealing several thousand dollars’ worth of air conditioning coils, on April 26. Morris was sentenced to 17 months in prison and ordered to pay $61,000.00 in restitution to the crime victim. Thatcher said the restitution figure includes the value of the stolen property, the victim’s loss of use of the stolen property and damages to the premises. Deputy Tim Light, KCSO, investigated the case.

On April 28, Andria J. Chapman, 52, Mount Vernon, stole a credit card from a co-worker, and then used the card at four locations. Chapman was convicted of theft and misuse of a credit card, and she was sentenced to a three year term of community control supervision. Thatcher said the supervision terms include mandatory mental health counseling, and Chapman will be sentenced to nine months in prison if she violates her supervision. Patrolman Mike Wheeler, MVPD, and Deputy Max Huffman, KCSO, investigated the case.

On July 24, Courtney Cotton, 24, Mount Vernon, was convicted of possession of heroin and sentenced to a three year term of community control supervision. Cotton’s supervision was revoked today because he failed to report to his supervising officer and he admitted to using heroin. Cotton was sentenced to a 290 day jail sentence.


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