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October 16, 2012

Man in drag racing case placed on diversion

CROSSVILLE — A Crossville man — one of two who were charged with street racing — who fled from police and later crashed, pleaded guilty in Cumberland County Criminal Court last week and received a two-year sentence.

Jose Anthony Lopez, 21, 1231 Hwy. 68, had his sentence suspended and was placed under supervised probation with judicial diversion restrictions.

If Lopez successfully completes terms of judicial diversion, he can petition the court to have his charges removed from the record. If Lopez violates condition of his probation, he will automatically begin serving two years in prison.

In May, Sheriff's Deputy Sean Mullikin was on patrol on the Milo Lemert Bypass when he observed two vehicles racing. He clocked the vehicles in excess of 100 mph and noted the presence of other vehicles in the area.

Mullikin activated his patrol car's emergency equipment and one driver pulled to the side of the road and stopped, while Lopez pased several cars and turned onto Rock Quarry Rd. He continued until he reached the end of the road where Lopez wrecked his vehicle. Lopez fled on foot from the scene while his vehicle burned.

Lopez was later located at a residence on Hwy. 68 and arrested on charges of four counts fof reckless endangerment, evading arrest, leaving the scene of an accident with injury, simple possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Lopez pleaded guilty to recless endangerment, felony evading arrest, drag racing and leaving the scene.

In other cases on the docket, the following guilty pleas were entered.

•Michael Todd Carroll, 27, charged with theft of more than $1,000, pleaded guilty of theft of more than $500 and received a two-year suspended sentence to be served on probation, is to make $1,017.38 restitution to Lowe's and is banned from the store's property.

•Mitchell Ramon Myers, 48, charged with two counts each of burglary and theft of more than $500, pleaded guilty to the charges and received a total of two-years in prison, to be suspended upon successful completion of Faith Farm rehab.

•Amber Dawn Proffitt, 28, theft of more than $1,000, theft of merchandise and criminal trespass, pleaded guilty to theft of more than $500 and received a one-year suspended sentence to be served on supervised probation with the remaining counts to be dropped.

•Donnie Rector Jr., 35, charged with theft of more than $10,000, pleaded guilty to the charge and received 12-year sentence to serve and is to pay $3,000 restitution to the victim. The sentence is to be served concurrently with the sentence he is now serving.

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