Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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July 9, 2012

Businessman banned from septic tank business

Draws suspended sentence for dumping into stream

CROSSVILLE — A local businessman accused of dumping raw sewage onto private property and into a stream on at least four occasions has been banned from the septic tank or collection business, following settlement of his criminal charges.

Steve Phillips, 55, was charged with four counts of vandalism in connection with the incidents that took place in September 2011, Assistant District Attorney Carolyn Knight told Criminal Court Judge Leon Burns last week during a sentencing hearing.

Phillips pleaded to all four counts and received four 11-month and 29-day sentences with two of the sentences to be run concurrent with the other two, for a total of two years. The sentences were suspended for supervised probation.

In addition, terms of the settlement bar Phillips from holding any type of septic license while on probation. Terms of the sentencing agreement will allow Phillips to travel to Utah to attend driving school while on probation.

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

Deadline docket

•Danny H. Bilyeu, manufacture of more than 20 marijuana plants and possession of more than one-half ounce of marijuana for sale and for delivery, continued to July 16 for motion hearing.

•Donathan G. Davis, theft of more than $1,000, continued to July 16.

•Hayley Anne Deaton, initiation of the process to manufacture methamphetamine and criminal impersonation, continued to July 2.

•Taylan Farris, burglary, theft of less than $1,000 and theft of less than $500, continued to July 16.

•Toby Joe Lee Godsey, felony evading arrest, set for trial July 25. Possession of a controlled substance for sale and for delivery and possession of a firearm during commission of a felony, continued to July 25.

•Wendy Marchele Hargis, initiation of the process to manufacture methamphetamine, continued to July 16.

•Roy Lynn Headrick, initiation of the process to manufacture methamphetamine, continued to July 16.

•Derrick R. Huff, promotion of the manufacture of methamphetamine, set for trial Aug. 16.

•Jacob James Kilby, rape and statutory rape, continued to July 16.

•Brian Andrew Melton, theft of more than $1,000, continued to Aug. 15.

•Gary A. Miller, sexual exploitation of a minor (more than 100 images), continued to Aug. 15 for motion hearing.

•Richard Scott Moore, theft of more than $1,000, set for trial July 24.

•Kevin Paul Proffitt, burglary and theft of more than $10,000, motion hearing set for Oct. 5 set for trial Oct. 30.

•Travis Kurt Proffitt, aggravated burglary and theft of more than $1,000, dropped.

•Chase Brian Rogers, theft of more than $1,000, Public Defender's Office withdraws from case due to conflict; Matthew Edwards appointed; continued to Sept. 19.

•Steven Ray Sherrill, theft of more than $500 and two counts of theft of less than $500, continued to Aug. 15.

•Adam B. Smith, initiation of the process to manufacture methamphetamine, theft of more than $1,000, third offense driving under the influence and felony evading arrest, continued to July 16.

•Craig Alan Smith, domestic assault, continued to July 2.

•Jacob Lonzie Stephens, two counts of theft of more than $500, simple possession of alprazolam, forgery and passing a forged instrument, continued to Aug. 15.

•Byron Keith Tanner, vandalism of more than $500 and aggravated criminal littering, motion hearing set for Sept. 19.

•William Howard Wachenheim, burglary, theft of more than $1,000 and vandalism of less than $500, continued to July 16 at which time defendant is to return to court with an attorney.

•Alfred Leon Wilson, kidnapping, aggravated kidnapping and rape, continued to July 16.

•Justin Lee Young, sexual battery, continued to July 2.

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