MOUNT VERNON – Three felony
defendants were sentenced Friday in the Knox County Court of Common Pleas.
Hess, 40, of Mount Vernon, was sentenced today on one count of Theft and one
count of Breaking and Entering, both fifth degree felonies. According to
Knox County Prosecutor Chip McConville, Hess was
caught stealing tools out of the back of two trucks parked at Fiesta on High
Street during the lunch hour. He was ordered to serve a definite term of 11
months in on each count, to be served concurrently. He was ordered to pay
restitution to the victims totaling $650 and court costs.
Laughton, 44, of Mount Vernon, was sentenced today for Aggravated Drug
Trafficking. Laughton was caught selling methamphetamine during an undercover
operation earlier this year. She was sentenced to 120 days in jail with credit
for 4 days served. She also received a mandatory 6 month driver’s license
suspension and will be placed on community control for three years. Laughton
will have to complete a drug and alcohol assessment, a mental health
assessment, maintain full-time employment and continue with drug and alcohol
use monitoring. If she fails to comply with the conditions of community control
she could face up to 11 months in prison.
Aaron Paulley, 40, of Fredericktown, was sentenced on two
counts of Illegal Use of a Minor in Nudity-Oriented
Material or Performance, felonies of the fifth degree. Paulley downloaded the
contents of a minor’s phone, which contained nude photographs, and failed to
delete or report the photos after their discovery. He was ordered to serve 60
days in jail with 34 days credit for time already served. He will be placed on
three years of community control and must participate in a sex offender
program. Paulley will also have to register as a Tier I sex offender for 15
years, and was ordered to pay court costs. If Paulley violates the terms of his
community control, he could face up to 11 months in prison on each count.
M. Rodgers, 22, of Mount Vernon, was resentenced on one count of Theft and one
count of Forgery, both fifth degree felonies. Rodgers failed to comply with the
terms of his community control by not reporting to his probation officer since
last November. He was sentenced to 11 months in prison for each count to be
served concurrently, with 67 days of jail time credit.
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