Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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February 3, 2012

Counterfeiting draws two-year sentence

CROSSVILLE — A Cumberland County man who was among several local residents charged by Crossville Police with being involved in counterfeiting schemes pleaded guilty last week in Criminal Court and received a two-year prison sentence.

Edward Ray Johnson, 19, whose last known address was listed on Plateau Rd., is serving an eight-year prison sentence for manufacture of methamphetamine. He pleaded guilty to that charge, which is unrelated to his latest plea, in September.

Last Wednesday Johnson pleaded guilty to criminal simulation — a Class E/F felony — and received a two-year prison sentence to be served concurrently. He is also to pay $75 to the Economic Crime Fund and court costs.

Crossville Police on Sept. 10 were dispatched to a School St. address to investigate a report of drug activity at a residence and instead found counterfeit bills in denominations of $100, $20, $10, $5 and $1. Three men at the residence fled. Johnson was one of the men apprehended.

In other cases on the docket, the following took place:

Deadline docket

•William Ronald Whited, aggravated burglary, theft of more than $1,000 and vandalism of less than $500, continued to May 11.

•William Douglas Wynn, vehicular homicide by intoxication, deadline docket continued to March 19; motion hearing set for May 18; and trial set for July 30.

•Timothy J. Alcorn, reckless endangerment and two counts of felony evading arrest, continued to Feb. 17.

•Amanda L. Brown, theft of  $500 and two counts of theft of more than $1,000, continued to Feb. 17.

•Hubert Ray Brown, aggravated sexual battery, continued to April 19 at 1 p.m.

•Malcolm L. Brown, child abuse, motion filed by Margaret Jane Powers to withdraw denied; continued to Feb. 17.

•Lawrence James Brozik, sexual exploitation of a minor (more than 100 images), continued to March 9.

•Brandon A. Clouse, possession of more than .5 grams of methamphetamine for sale and second count for delivery, continued to Feb. 17.

•Franklin D. Copeland, possession of a weapon by a felon and manufacture or possession for resale of a schedule II drug, continued to Feb. 17.

•Anthony Michael Cordaro, robbery, set for trial March 27.

•Daniel Timothy Davis, theft of more than $1,000 and theft of more than $500, set for trial July 6.

•Mickie Clindel Davis, simple possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia, Matthew Edwards appointed to represent the defendant; continued to April 16.

•Kelly William DeMoe, aggravated child abuse, motion hearing set for Feb. 17; set for trial March 29.

•Johnny Dale Dishman, burglary, forfeiture and capias issued for failure to appear; ordered held for bond hearing.

•Christopher Lee Duff, aggravated assault with a weapon and criminal trespass, set for trial March 23.

•Brian Edward Elmore, promotion of the manufacture of methamphetamine, Jeff Vires appointed to represent the defendant; continued.

•Alejandro Daniel Espinoza, auto burglary, theft of more than $500 and vandalism of more than $1,000, continued to March 19.

•Michael Ray Gantt, second offense driving under the influence and fifth offense driving on a revoked license, continued to May 11.

•Toby Joelee Godsey, possession of a controlled substance for or delivery and possession of a firearm during commission of a crime, Robert Zecher appointed to represent the defendant; continued to March 5.

•Brandon Skylor Hales, auto burglary, theft of more than $500 and vandalism of more than $1,000, continued to March 19.

•Tyrel Shane Helton, promotion of the manufacture of methamphetamine, simple possession of methadone and driving on a suspended license, John Williams appointed to represent the defendant; continued to March 19.

•Emmitt Taylor Howell, violation of the sex offender registry, John Williams appointed to represent the defendant; continued to March 19.

•Derrick R. Huff, promotion of the manufacture of methamphetamine, continued to May 11.

•Sarah Ann Jacks, possession of a schedule III drug for sale or delivery, Alan Rose appointed to represent the defendant; continued to March 19.

•Charles Kopsie, initiation of the process to manufacture methamphetamine, forfeiture and capias issued for failure to appear; ordered held for bond hearing.

•Thomas Allan Lansford, three counts of sale of marijuana, continued to Feb. 17.

•Heath Justin McKee, theft of more than $1,000, continued to Feb. 17.

•Jacob Melton Morrow, promotion of the manufacture of methamphetamine, manufacture of less than .5 grams of meth, enhanced by violation of the Drug-Free School Zone Act, continued to April 16.

•James Michael Phipps, burglary and theft of more than $1,000, continued to Feb. 17.

•Debbie E. Reagan, two counts of aggravated domestic assault with a weapon, continued to May 11.

•William Cody Rector, domestic assault, continued to Feb. 17.

•Carl J. Sands, driving under the influence and refusing to take an intoximeter test, dropped.

•Michael Eugene Sherrill, fourth offense driving on a revoked license and violation of the habitual motor vehicle offender law, continued to Aug. 15.

•Delbert Wade Smith, theft of property, vandalism and violation of the sex offender registry law, motions hearing set for March 5; set for trial March 30.

•Josh Ray Stone, theft of more than $1,000 and filing a false report, Robert Zecher appointed to represent the defendant; continued to March 5.

•James L. Swallows, aggravated sexual battery, continued to May 11. Two counts of violation of community supervision for life, dropped.

•Byron Keith Tanner, vandalism of more than $500 and aggravated criminal littering, continued to March 19.

•Johnathon Christopher Turner, two counts of theft of more than $1,000, aggravated burglary, aggravated assault, vandalism of less than $500, third offense driving under the influence and evading arrest, set for trial March 23.

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