Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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February 19, 2013

Plea entered in employee theft case

CROSSVILLE — A former employee of a convenience store pleaded guilty in Cumberland County Criminal Court of stealing thousands of dollars from the company, and was placed on supervised probation for the next four years.

Desiree Cheyenne Norris, 32, of Woodland Circle, was charged with and pleaded guilty to theft of more than $1,000 and agreed to the four-year suspended jail sentence to be served on probation. In addition, she was granted judicial diversion in the case, which means she can have the charge removed from her record if she successfully completes all terms of probation, including payment of restitution.

In August, the sheriff's department was called to the Bread Box on Peavine Rd. to investigate the theft of money taken during her work shift.

Norris' boss told Deputy Tommy Pettus that he suspected Norris of ringing up sales, and then voiding the transactions and pocketing the money.

Norris is ordered to pay $4,234.26 restitution and $75 to the Economic Crime Fund.

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

Set for trial

•Samantha Rose Sherrill, aggravated burglary and theft of more than $10,000, continued to March 4 for deadline; set for trial March 6. Remaining ten counts of burglary and theft were continued.

•Timothy Joseph Easterly, theft of more than $500, motion hearing set for Feb. 15; trial set for March 20.

•Joshua Wayne Bohannon, sexual battery and indecent exposure, set for trial April 16.

•Miranda Kay King, theft of less than $500, motion hearing set for April 15; trial set for April 17.

•Lisa Ann Slaven, theft of more than $60,000, motion hearing set for April 15; set for trial April 18.

Return with attorney

•Johnny Earl Stokes, theft of more than $1,000, continued to May 10.

•James Byron Wright, violation of a habitual motor vehicle offender law order, Public Defender's Office appointed to represent the defendant; continued to May 10.

Motions and hearings

•Brandon Scott Duerr, sexual exploitation of a minor, continued to April 15.

•John W. Emery Jr., nine counts of contractual misappropriation of payments and theft of more than $10,000, continued to March 18.

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

•Jamie D. Richards, four counts of initiation of the manufacture of methamphetamine, two counts enhanced by violation of the state Drug-Free School Zone Act, continued to April 15.

•Jeffery A. Sharp, two counts each of possession of a schedule II drug for sale and for delivery, theft and unlawful carrying of a weapon, continued to March 18.

Probation violations

•Sergio Joshua Muniz, revocation hearing continued to March 4.

•Christopher Allen Taylor, revocation hearing continued to April 15.

•Rebecca Barnwell, on probation because of aggravated burglary and theft of more than $500, had probation revoked because of violations and was ordered to serve balance of his sentence.

•Tiffany C. Gutierrez, Public Defender's Office appointed to represent the defendant; revocation hearing continued.

•Damon Joshua Allred, Public Defender's Office appointed to represent the defendant; revocation hearing continued to Feb. 15.

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