On Friday February 24, Knox County Common Pleas Court Judge Otho Eyster handed down sentences in three felony cases, according to Prosecutor John Thatcher.
Jason D. McKee, 20, Mount Vernon, was convicted of child endangering charges for causing serious physical harm to a three week old child who was in his care, on January 11 and 13, 2011. Thatcher said the child sustained rib fractures and a fractured tibia. McKee was sentenced to a 24 month prison term. Detective David McElroy, Mount Vernon Police Department, and Knox County Children’s Services investigated the case.
Joseph A. Menke, 45, Mount Vernon, was convicted of breaking and entering charges for breaking into the Mount Vernon Senior Center and attempting to break into a South Main Street business, on the night of July 26. Menke was sentenced to two years of community control supervision including a 335 day jail sentence. Menke will serve an 11 month prison term if he reoffends during the next two years. Detective Craig Feeney, MVPD, investigated the case.
Travis T. McNamara, 20, Mount Vernon, was convicted of attempting to obstruct official business and receiving stolen property for the part he played as the driver during a burglary on Newark Road, Mount Vernon, on May 4, 2011. McNamara was sentenced to a three year term of community control supervision including a 90 day jail sentence. McNamara will serve a 17 month prison term if he violates the conditions of his supervision. McNamara’s co-defendants Herschel Jones and Austin Tatman have already been convicted of burglary and are serving prison terms, Thatcher said. Detective David Light, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, investigated the cases.