Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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June 13, 2013

7th offense DUI nets woman 150 days in jail

6 others enter guilty pleas in Criminal Court

CROSSVILLE — A Cumberland County woman will serve 150 days in jail after pleading guilty to seventh offense drunk driving, and then will spend the balance of the next two years on supervised probation.

Cynthia L. Stephens, 53, entered the sentencing agreement before Criminal Court Judge David Patterson last month. She is to report to jail on June 16 at 5 p.m.

Stephens also pleaded guilty to possession of a handgun while intoxicated and driving on a revoked license.

Charges of possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and refusing to take an intoximeter test were dropped. The charges stem from her July 30, 2011 arrest by local police officers.

In other cases, the following pleas were entered:

Judicial diversion

•Rebecca Dawn Reagan, 25, charged with theft of less than $500 and fraudulent use of a credit card, pleaded guilty to theft of less than $500 and was placed on probation for 11 months and 29 days. Reagan was granted judicial diversion and is ordered to pay $600 in restitution.

Guilty pleas

•Jessee Cole Manis, 28, charged with theft of less than $10,000, pleaded guilty to the charge and received a three-year suspended sentence, with nine months to serve concurrently with probation violation sentence in General Sessions Court, and the balance to be served on supervised probation.

•James Lee Stafford, 25, charged with two counts of fraudulent use of a credit card, pleaded guilty to the charges and received a four-year suspended sentence to be served on supervised probation, and is ordered to pay $9,873.24 restitution.

•Larry Allen Selby, 49, charged with filing a false report and vandalism of less than $10,000, pleaded guilty to the two charges and received a total of two years, suspended for supervised probation, and is to pay restitution of not more than $2,000.

•Leah Chantel Davenport, 29, charged with theft of less than $10,000, pleaded guilty to theft of more than $500 and received a one-year suspended sentence to be served on supervised probation until all is paid.

•Tracy Norman Wright Sr., 44, charged with initiation of the process to manufacture methamphetamine and aggravated domestic assault, pleaded guilty to attempt to initiate the process to make meth and aggravated domestic assault and received a four-year suspended sentence to be served on supervised probation.

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