MOUNT VERNON — A Mount Vernon man was sent to prison at the end of his sentencing hearing in Knox County Common Pleas Court Thursday after he had previously submitted a guilty plea to a felony sex offense.

Christopher R. Davis, 30, was sentenced to 11 months in prison after he was found guilty of attempted unlawful sexual contact with a minor, a felony of the fifth degree. After the hearing, he was taken directly into custody.

He originally had been indicted on four charges that included importuning and a second count of attempted unlawful sexual conduct with the a minor, both fifth-degree felonies. However, those charges, counts one and three of the indictment, along with a misdemeanor, were dismissed when he pleaded guilty to count two.

Davis was also given five years of post release control after his prison sentence is completed and he has to register as a Tier 2 sex offender for 25 years.

In other cases Thursday:

Cody T. Gray, 27, was sentenced to the remainder of his 24-month sentence after violating his original five-year year term of community control after a sex-offense conviction in December of 2017.

He had been given the five-year term after being found guilty of a third-degree felony of sexual battery in 2017 and then he violated the terms several times thereafter with several failure-to-report violations as a Tier 3 registered sex offender and multiple positive drug tests.

Gray was sentenced to the remaining time of a 24-month term with a credit of 303 days already served.

Alvin J. Burton, 33, was given three separate 11-month prison sentences in three different drug-related cases in the same hearing. Each sentence is to be served consecutively, for a total of 33 months.

The three cases all had one count of aggravated possession of drugs, with one being heroin specifically and one a fentanyl-related compound.

The charges stem from multiple traffic stops where Burton was a passenger and was found to have possessed illegal drugs in each incident.

Michael Wallace, 31, of Mount Vernon changed his previously submitted pleas of not guilty to guilty on two counts of theft, both of which are fifth-degree felonies.

The charges stem from two separate incidents where Wallace allegedly took money from two different people — totaling $3,400 — in exchange for OSU tickets and then never supplied the tickets.

His sentencing hearing is June 20.

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