VERNON – Four defendants were sentenced today by Judge Otho Eyster in the Knox
County Court of Common Pleas.
Keen, a 20 year-old Mount Vernon resident, was resentenced today to 7 years in
prison. He previously pled guilty to felonious assault on October 7, 2014 for
the burn injuries he inflicted on five-month-old Hunter Hammons. His sentence
was vacated by the Fifth District Court of Appeals, although that Court stated
that the facts and the severity of the injuries fully supported a seven-year
sentence.Restitution in the amount of
$58,300 was also ordered.
E. Tedrick, 23, of Mount Vernon, was sentenced on two counts of Breaking and
Entering and one count of Aggravated Possession of Drugs, all fifth-degree
felonies. Tedrick was found in a garage by a homeowner on the South Side of
Mount Vernon. Items belonging to the homeowner and the homeowner of a previous
break-in were recovered. He was ordered to serve 180 days in the Knox County
jail with 11 months in prison suspended on each count.Tedrick was also ordered to pay court costs
and $1,200 in restitution. His driver’s license will be suspended for 6 months
and he will be on community control for three years.
K. McGregor, 34, of Mount Vernon was sentenced for two counts of Trafficking in
Heroin, both fifth-degree felonies. She will serve 11 months in prison for each
count concurrently with a six month driver’s license suspension and court
E. Cole, 36, of Mount Vernon, was sentenced for Breaking and Entering and Aggravated
Possession of Drugs, both fifth-degree felonies. Cole will serve 11 months on
each count concurrently with a six month driver’s license suspension.
West failed to appear for sentencing today. Judge Eyster ordered a nationwide
warrant for his arrest with a $25,000 bond.
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