MOUNT VERNON – Four defendants were
sentenced today by Judge Otho Eyster in the Knox County Court of Common Pleas. Ashli N. Price appeared in court today for arraignment
and bond. Prosecuting Attorney Chip McConville noted that Price has had
numerous failures to appear in Mount Vernon Municipal Court and the Knox County
Common Pleas Court. Judge Otho Eyster
set her bond at $50,000.
Joshua P. Roach, 23, of Danville,
was sentenced for Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor, a second degree felony.
Roach engaged in sexual conduct with a 13-year-old female, and has a prior
conviction on the same charge from May of 2014. Roach was sentenced to six
years in prison with five years of post-release control after his sentence. He
will also be required to register as a Tier III sex offender for the rest of
his life. This case was investigated by Det. Dan Bobo of the Knox County
Mary Ann Dales, 35, of Mount Vernon,
was sentenced for two counts of Trafficking in Cocaine, both fifth-degree
felonies. Dales was sentenced to 11 months in prison on each count, to be
served concurrently. She also was ordered to pay court costs and her driver’s
license was suspended for 12 months. This case was investigated by Mount Vernon
Police Det. Cpl. James DeChant.
Amy S. Burdge, 43, of Mount Vernon
was sentenced for three counts of Trafficking in Cocaine, and one count of
Trafficking in Heroin, all fifth-degree felonies. Burge was sentenced to 60
days in the Knox County Jail and three years of community control. Along with
community control, Burdge must attend the Courage House drug rehabilitation
program, submit to drug and alcohol use monitoring, maintain full time
employment and continue with mental health treatment.This case was investigated by Knox County
Sheriff’s Det. Lt. Craig Feeney.
Erica N. Smith, 31, of Mount
Vernon, was sentenced for two charges of trafficking in counterfeit controlled
substances, both felonies of the fifth degree. Smith was placed on three years
of community control with 11 months in prison suspended on each count. She also
had her driver’s license suspended for six months and is required to submit to
drug and alcohol use monitoring, maintain full time employment and continue
with mental health treatment. This case was investigated by Det. Lt. Craig
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