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Mount Vernon News
March 22, 2013 10:39 am EDT

 

MOUNT VERNON — Sentences were handed down today in five felony cases by Knox County Court of Common Pleas Judge Otho Eyster.

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According to Prosecutor John Thatcher, Warren B. Taylor, 34, Mount Vernon, was convicted of receiving stolen property and forgery for cashing stolen checks totaling $1,020.00, on June 15-19, 2012. Taylor was sentenced to 15 months in prison, and he was ordered to pay restitution to the 69 year old crime victim. Thatcher said this is Taylor’s sixth felony theft offense, since 1996. Detective Corporal Matt Dailey, Mount Vernon Police Department, investigated the case.

Jeremy N. Pursel, 25, Mount Vernon, was convicted of trafficking in heroin and sentenced to 11 months in prison. Thatcher said Pursel sold heroin to a confidential informant working for the Sheriff’s Office, on October 24, 2012. Detective Doug Turpen investigated the case.

Justin T. Rose, 27, Mount Vernon, was convicted of aggravated assault for assaulting a 48 year old male victim the night of May 25, 2012. Rose was sentenced to 60 days in jail, and then a three year term of community control supervision, including drug and alcohol use monitoring. Rose will serve a 17 month prison term, if he violates the conditions of his supervision. Deputy Courtenay Biggs, KCSO, investigated the case.

Travis Baldridge, 34, Danville, was convicted of attempted domestic violence and violating a temporary protection order for attempting to assault his ex-girlfriend, on May 2, 2012. Baldridge was not permitted to have contact with the victim because of a temporary protection order filed in the Mount Vernon Municipal Court, according to Thatcher. Baldridge was sentenced to 60 days in jail, and then a three year term of community control supervision, including drug and alcohol use monitoring. Baldridge will serve an 11 month prison term, if he violates the conditions of his supervision. Patrolman Kyle Johnson, Fredericktown Police Department, investigated the case.

Vincent Grimaldo, 19, Mount Vernon, was convicted of attempted endangering children. He was sentenced to a three year term of community control supervision, including drug and alcohol use monitoring and mental health counseling. Grimaldo will serve a 17 month prison term, if he violates the conditions of his supervision. Thatcher said on December 25, 2011, Grimaldo had contact with two girls, ages 14 year and 15, without their parents’ permission and in a situation that created a potential risk to their safety. Detective Tom Bumpus, KCSO, investigated the case.


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