Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

September 30, 2013

Guilty pleas entered in meth cases, child endangerment

By Michael R. Moser
Editor

CROSSVILLE — Guilty pleas in cases including the manufacture of methamphetamine with children present were entered in Cumberland County Criminal Court last month. Not all the cases were related, and other pleas were entered as well.

The following guilty pleas were entered:

•Dana June Forpahl, 21, charged with two counts of aggravated child endangerment (eight years of age or under) and initiation of the process to manufacture methamphetamine. She pleaded guilty to conspiracy to initiate the process to manufacture meth and received a three-year suspended sentence to be served on supervised probation and was fined $2,000 and court costs. The aggravated child endangerment charges were dropped.

•Freddie Rector, 47, charged with initiation of the process to manufacture methamphetamine and two counts of aggravated child endangerment, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to manufacture meth and received a three-year suspended to be served under house arrest of community corrections, was fined $2,000 and is to pay court costs. Endangerment charges were dropped.

•Billy Joe Cunningham, 34, charged with initiation of the process to manufacture methamphetamine and two counts of aggravated child endangerment, pleaded guilty to promotion of the manufacture of methamphetamine and received a three-year suspended sentence to be served on supervised probation. The sentence is to run concurrent with General Sessions Court sentences and Cunningham was fined $2,000 and court costs. Endangerment charges were dropped.

•Jonathan Norris, 30, charged with the promotion to manufacture methamphetamine, pleaded guilty to the charge and received a three-year suspended sentence to be run concurrent with probation in unrelated cases in Putnam County.

•Nathan Byron Parker, 22, charged with statutory rape, pleaded guilty to attempted statutory rape and received an 11-month and 29-day suspended sentence to be served on supervised probation.

•Jarrett Dwayne Boatwright, 33, charged with theft of more than $10,000, theft of more than $1,000 and theft of less than $500, pleaded guilty to the charges and received a total of five years with 90 days to serve and the balance on supervised probation. He is to complete in-house rehab and to pay $13,272 restitution.

•Avery Davenport, 40, charged with evading arrest and violation of an order of protection, pleaded guilty to the charges and received a total of two years on probation. A criminal trespass charge pending in General Sessions Court will be served concurrently.

•Michael Darrell Willis, 32, charged with fourth offense driving under the influence, pleaded guilty to the charge and received a two-year prison sentence, loss of license for eight years and was fined $3,010 and court costs.