Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

December 23, 2013

Woman in theft of thousands from employer pleads

By Michael R. Moser
Editor

CROSSVILLE — A Crossville woman who stole thousands from a local business pleaded guilty in Cumberland County Criminal Court last week and as part of her sentencing agreement, must pay restitution in the case.

Tammy Renee Jackson, 41, whose address on arrest was listed on Cook Rd., was arrested on a grand jury indictment in January, charged with theft of less than $60,000.

Jackson pleaded guilty before Criminal Court Judge David Patterson, who accepted an agreement for judicial diversion which requires Jackson to pay $14,221 restitution to Cash Advance. She will spend the next three years under supervised probation.

At the conclusion of that time period, if she has met all conditions of probation including paying restitution, she will be able to petition the court to have the charge removed from her record.

In other cases before the court, the following guilty pleas were entered:

•Robert Paul Elmore, 68, charged with violation of the state sex offender registry law-residential violation, pleaded guilty to the charge and received a one-year suspended sentence with 90 days to serve and the balance on supervised probation. Elmore is to report to jail Jan. 6.

•David Eugene Cross, 35, charged in an information (by-passing grand jury action) with manufacture of methamphetamine for sale, simple possession of meth, burglary, theft, simple possession and evading arrest, pleaded guilty to all the above charges and received a six-year suspended sentence with 60 days to be served and the balance under house arrest of community corrections.

•Rowdy Rick Godsey, 31, charged with felony evading arrest, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor evading arrest and was sentenced to time served in jail. A motion to waive court costs was entered.

•Rose Marie Martin, 30, charged with simple possession/casual exchange of methamphetamine and child abuse/neglect/endangerment, pleaded guilty to attempted child neglect and simple possession of meth and received two 11-month and 29-day sentences that were suspended. She was then placed on supervised probation.

•Trinity Renee Murner, 33, charged with 14 counts of forgery and 14 counts of passing a forged instrument, pleaded guilty to five counts of forgery and received a total of four years, suspended for probation. She is to pay $1,071.70 restitution to the victim.

•Debra Kay Poland, 34, charged with filing a false report, pleaded guilty to the charge and received a two-year suspended sentence to be served on probation.

•Christina Ann Randolph, 31, charged with initiation of the process to manufacture methamphetamine, pleaded guilty to attempt to initiate the process to make meth and received a three-year suspended sentence to be served on supervised probation.

•Charles Edward Templeton, 54, charged with theft of less than $10,000, pleaded guilty to theft of more than $1,000 and received a two-year suspended sentence to be served on probation. He is to pay $2,350 restitution to the victim.

•Steven Brian Turner, 25, charged with burglary and theft of less than $10,000, pleaded guilty to the charges and received a four-year suspended sentence to be served on supervised probation. He is also jointly and individually responsible for $1,900 in restitution to be paid to the victim.

•Rick Alan Hayes, 43, charged with burglary and theft of less than $10,000, pleaded guilty to theft of more than $1,000 and received a four-year suspended sentence to be served on probation and is responsible jointly and individually for $1,900 in restitution to be paid to the victim.

•Samantha Jean Golliher, 31, charged with burglary and driving under the influence, pleaded guilty and received a two-year sentence to serve.

•Edna Faye Melton, charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and assault, pleaded guilty to a lesser charge and was placed on supervised probation under pre-trial diversion.