Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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March 21, 2013

Defendant back in court for domestic violence

CROSSVILLE — For the second time in just over a year, a Crossville man pleaded guilty in Cumberland County Criminal Court to assault charges relating to domestic violence. This time he received a three-year prison sentence.

Sergio Joshua Muniz, 24, was facing charges of aggravated assault, assault and vandalism of government property in connection with an incident during which Alma Smith was injured when Muniz attempted to strangle her on April 27, 2012.

He pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and received a minimum of three years to serve, with a report date of April 1 at 5 p.m. to begin serving his sentence. The remaining two charges were dropped in exchange for his plea.

In January 2012, Muniz pleaded guilty in Cumberland County Criminal Court to charges of domestic assault and assault and received two 11-month and 29-day suspended sentences to be served on two years of probation.

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

Probation violations

•Damon Joshua Allred, on probation because of a theft of more than $500, had probation revoked because of violations; ordered to serve 60 days in jail.

•Padgett Irizarry Barron, probation revocation hearing continued to March 18.

•Alec Joe Ledbetter, probation revocation hearing continued to March 18.

•Sergio Joshua Muniz, on probation because of aggravated domestic assault and two counts of domestic assault, had probation revoked because of violations and was ordered to serve balance of his sentence.

•Bradley Jay Netherton, on probation because of two counts of possession of a schedule II drug, possession of a schedule IV drug for sale and for delivery and felony evading arrest, had diversion terminated along with probation and was ordered to serve one year in jail and followed by four years on community corrections.

•Donnie Lynn Rector, on probation because of four counts of theft of merchandise, had probation revoked and was ordered to serve 60 days in jail with probation extended 11 months and 29 days.

•Chase Brian Rogers, on probation because of a theft of more than $1,000, had probation revoked because of violations and was ordered to serve 60 days in jail.

•Delbert Wade Smith, probation revocation hearing continued to May 10.

•Nathaniel Aaron Snowden, bond denied; probation revocation hearing continued to March 18.

•Kevin Paul Proffitt, probation revocation hearing continued to March 18.

•Kevin Claude Beaty, probation revocation hearing continued to March 18.

•Harry Stephen Lintz, Public Defender's Office appointed to represent Lintz; revocation hearing continued to March 18.

•Daniel Aaron Keeton, on probation because of forgery, passing a forged instrument, attempt to pass a forged instrument and theft of less than $500, had probation revoked because of violations and was ordered to serve 30 days in jail with probation extended 11 months and 29 days.

•Stephen Douglas Lewis, probation revocation hearing continued to Aug. 14.

•Patrick Gregory Osier, on probation because of a drunk driving charge, Public Defender's Office appointed to represent Osier; had probation revoked because of violation and was ordered to serve ten days in jail with probation extended 11 months and 29 days or until all is paid.

Community corrections

•Travis L. Sadula, on probation because of a burglary charge, had probation revoked because of violations and was ordered to serve sentence.

•Zachary Dakota Thompson, on probation because of aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and possession of a handgun, had probation revoked because of violations and was ordered to serve the balance of his sentence.

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