MOUNT VERNON – Knox County Common
Pleas Judge Otho Eyster sentenced three felony defendants Friday.
Pinson, 44, of Mount Vernon, was resentenced for Attempted Illegal Assembly or
Possession of Chemicals for the Manufacture of Drugs, a fourth degree felony.
Pinson’s community control was revoked after testing positive for methamphetamine
in July. She was sentenced to 180 days in jail and terminated unsuccessfully
from the community control program. Unsuccessful termination means that Pinson will
be sentenced to prison on any subsequent felony conviction.
Popham, 34, of Newark, was sentenced for one count of theft, a fifth degree
felony. Popham will serve three years of community control and was ordered to
participate in an inpatient drug treatment program. According to Knox County
Prosecutor Chip McConville, cases like Popham’s are an opportunity to get
defendant’s with drug dependency issues treatment before they commit more
serious crimes that require prison sentences.
Shawn Cunningham, 38, of Columbus
was sentenced for one count of Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, a fifth
degree felony. Cunningham waived a presentence investigation, which renders him
ineligible for community control. He was sentenced to 9 months in prison.