JEFFERSON COUNTY – A mental fitness hearing is scheduled Tuesday for a 31-year-old Mt. Vernon man charged in Jefferson County Court in nearly a half-dozen criminal cases dating back to 2020.
The court in December found a bona fide doubt as to the mental fitness for Zackery Stombaugh to stand trial in the cases charging him with criminal misdemeanor trespassing in two separate 2021 cases, and also in separate 2021 cases for Class 3 possession of meth, and Class 1 felony residential burglary, as well as a 2020 case for Class 3 felony burglary.
According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, deputies responded in November to the 1200 block of N. 13th Street in Mt. Vernon on a report of a burglary in progress inside a residence. The subject reportedly fled the scene.
After receiving a tip from a helpful citizen, officers from the Mt. Vernon Police Department who were assisting the investigation, located the suspect identified as Zackery L. Stumbaugh.
Upon completing the initial investigation at the scene, sheriff’s deputies took Stumbaugh into custody and transported him to the Jefferson County Jail for alleged residential burglary.