Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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April 24, 2013

Assault, drug cases net four years

Sentence suspended for supervised probation

CROSSVILLE — A Crossville man accused of stabbing a man during a disturbance at a now-closed nightspot and with possessing drugs when trying to travel through a sobriety checkpoint has pleaded guilty in Cumberland County Criminal Court.

Paras Ramanbhai Patel, 33, received a total of four years in prison, suspended for supervised probation, and was fined $250 and court costs in the case he pleaded guilty to.

In April of 2012, Patel was arrested by Crossville Police Ptl. E.J. Williams Jr. after Patel drove up to a sobriety check point in possession of three illegal drugs.

In December of 2011, Patel was accused of assaulting another man at the former Branding Iron bar that was located off West Ave. The victim was not seriously injured.

Patel pleaded guilty to attempted delivery of a schedule II drug, simple possession of a schedule VI drug and unlawful possession of a weapon.

In other cases, the following took place:

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•Ricky Alan Hayes, burglary and theft of more than $1,000, Public Defender's Office appointed to represent the defendant; continued to the April 26 discussion deadline and May 10 deadline docket.

•John Allen James, third offense driving under the influence and driving on a suspended license, set for trial July 2.

•Russell Alan Ratliff, possession of oxycodone for sale and for delivery, continued to an April docket.

Deadline docket

•Amber Nicole Agusti, aggravated robbery, motion hearing set for May 17.

•Jennifer Lane Anderson, aggravated assault with serious bodily injury, state to drop.

•April A. Bolin possession of less than .5 gram of methamphetamine for resale, continued to an April docket.

•Krista Renee Brown, reckless aggravated assault with serious bodily injury, state to drop.

•Robert J. Gilleand, aggravated robbery, motion hearing set for May 17 at 1 p.m.

•Alecia Bo Grant, two counts of reckless aggravated assault with serious bodily injury, state to drop.

•Julie Ann Hatfield, reckless aggravated assault with serious bodily injury, state to drop.

•Ernest Otto Ketelhut, aggravated robbery and evading arrest, motion hearing set for May 17.

•Nathaniel Ryan Lake, robbery, burglary and theft of more than $1,000, continued to the April 26 discussion deadline and May 10 deadline docket.

•Shawn Kristine McClanahan, possession of alprazolam of more than .5 grams for sale and for delivery, continued to May 10.

•Brian Andrew Melton, two counts of aggravated burglary, burglary, four counts of theft of more than $1,000, one count of theft of more than $1,000, one count of theft of more than $500 and possession of oxycodone for resale and for delivery, two burglary and theft case set for trial July 3; remaining cases continued to that date.

•Jacky Neal Jr., initiation of the process to manufacture meth, continued to April docket.

•Nathan Byron Parker, statutory rape, continued to the April 26 discussion deadline and May 10 deadline docket.

•Byron Keith Tanner, vandalism of more than $500 and aggravated criminal litter, continued to April docket.

•Robert Paul Wankel, theft of more than $500, continued to April docket.

•Melissa A. Whittaker, simple possession of a schedule III drug and theft of more than $500, continued to an April docket.

•Austin Tyler Wolverton, statutory rape, forfeiture and capias issued for failure to appear; ordered held for bond hearing.

•Nicole Ann Woody, filing a false report, continued to May 10.

•Nicole Marie Yingling, reckless aggravated assault with serious bodily injury, dropped.

Motions and hearings

•Dennis E. Anderson, driving under the influence, possession of a prohibited weapon and refusing an intoximeter test, motion to suppress denied; continued to the April 26 discussion deadline and May 10 deadline docket.

•Scottie Joe Eastwood, rape, continued to April docket.

•Russell A. Edwards, second offense driving under the influence and driving on a revoked license, continued to Sept. 20 for payment.

•John W. Emery Jr., nine counts of contract misappropriation of payments and 12 counts of theft of more than $10,000, continued to May 10.

•John Russell Giles Jr., premeditated first-degree murder, continued to April docket.

•Joey Allen Pugh, aggravated burglary, continued to April docket.

•Ronald Keith Pugh, possession of more than .5 grams of methamphetamine for resale and initiation of the process to manufacture meth, continued to Sept. 20 for review.

•Josh Ray Stone, theft of more than $1,000 and filing a false report, pre-trial diversion terminated; continued to the April 26 discussion deadline and May 10 deadline docket.

•Johnathan R. Turner, habitual motor vehicle offender petition, dropped with defendant now deceased.

•Randy James Wheeler, rape, continued to the April 26 discussion deadline and May 10 deadline docket.

Probation violation

•Padgett Barron Irizarry, on probation because of 12 counts each of forgery and passing a forged document and one count of TennCare fraud and multiple counts of fraudulent prescriptions, had probation revoked and was ordered to serve balance of her sentence.

•Alec Joe Ledbetter, initiation of the process to manufacture methamphetamine, had probation revoked and was ordered to serve balance of his sentence.

•Harry Stephen Lintz, two counts of worthless checks, had probation revoked because of violations; was transferred to house arrest of community corrections with 180 days to be served in White County.

•Jeffery R. Lyle aggravated assault and vandalism of less than $500, had probation revoked and was ordered to serve one year in prison before being returned to probation.

•Nathaniel Aaron Snowden simple possession of marijuana, sex crime and driving on a suspended license, had probation revoked because of violations; to serve 45 days in jail and then to be released back on probation.

•Johnny Ray Davis, Public Defender's Office appointed to represent the defendant; continued to an April docket.

•William Steven Weaver, driving under the influence, reckless endangerment, felony evading arrest, resisting arrest and reckless driving, had probation revoked and was ordered to serve balance of his sentence.

Community corrections

•John Lavern Fields Jr., probation revocation hearing continued to April 26 and May 10.

•Taylan Farris, Matthew Edwards appointed to represent the defendant; revocation hearing continued to April docket.

•Sarah Michelle Myers, Public Defender's Office appointed to represent the defendant; revocation hearing continued to an April docket.

•Bridgette Michelle Ledbetter, revocation hearing continued to an April docket.

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