On Friday, April 27, Knox County Common Pleas Court Judge Otho Eyster handed down sentences in four felony cases, according to Prosecutor John Thatcher.
Roy V. Burkett, 32, Mount Vernon, was convicted of Illegal Assembly or Possession of Chemicals for the Manufacture of Drugs. Burkett was sentenced to 12 months in prison. Thatcher said Burkett’s conviction was the result of a methamphetamine “cook” discovered in a Fredericktown residence, on August 26, 2011. Patrolman Nick Holdren, Fredericktown Police Department, investigated the case assisted by Captain David Shaffer, Knox County Sheriff’s Office.
John C. W. Posey, 19, Mount Vernon, was convicted of Receiving Stolen Property for pawning a stolen gold watch and rings, on September 17, 2011. Posey was sentenced to 60 days in jail and three years of community control supervision. Posey will serve an 11 month prison term if he violates his supervision terms. Deputy Tim Light, KCSO, investigated the case.
Jammie A. McDonald, 34, Mount Vernon, was convicted of Forgery and sentenced to three years of community control supervision. McDonald will be required to maintain full time employment and pay $10,000.00 in restitution to the crime victim. Failure to comply with her supervision terms will result in imposition of an 11 month prison term. McDonald forged two signatures on loan documents, in January 2010, according to Thatcher. Detective Sergeant Jeff Jacobs, Mount Vernon Police Department, handled the case.
Martin G. Oswald, 54, Centerburg, was convicted of Improperly Handling a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle. Oswald was given credit for five days he spent in jail and sentenced to three years of community control supervision, including mandatory drug and alcohol monitoring. Oswald will serve an 11 month prison term if he violates his supervision terms. Thatcher said shortly after midnight on September 18, 2011, while under the influence of alcohol, Oswald was pulled over by Deputy Brandon Minot, KCSO, on State Route 3 near Centerburg. Oswald had a loaded .45 caliber handgun on the front passenger seat of his vehicle at the time. Oswald forfeited the handgun to the Sheriff’s Office as part of his sentence, according to Thatcher.