Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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February 12, 2014

Couple plead in residential burglary case

CROSSVILLE — A Cumberland County man and wife pleaded guilty in Criminal Court to charges relating to the burglary and theft from a residence in the eastern side of the county.

Bryan Benjamin Crabtree, 42, whose last known address was Dogwood Rd., and his wife Carol Annette Crabtree, 47, faced charges of aggravated burglary, theft of less than $10,000 and vandalism.

The charges stem from a March 2013 burglary of a residence during which a water heater, stove and gas wall heaters were stolen.

Bryan Crabtree pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary and received a three-year sentence to be served. The remaining charges were dropped.

Carol Crabtree pleaded guilty to theft of less than $500 and vandalism and received a suspended jail sentence to be served on probation. Both are responsible for restitution of $3,957.57.

Bryan Crabtree pleaded guilty to animal cruelty, acknowledging that he stabbed his wife's dog during a physical domestic dispute. Felony charges in that case were dropped.

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

Set for trial

•Jennifer Denise Brown, theft of less than $60,000, set for trial April 24.

•Nathan Wade Barss, initiation of the process to manufacture methamphetamine, motion hearing set for April 21/set for trial April 25.

•William Norman Dixon, violation of the habitual motor vehicle offender law, continued to May 2. Driving under the influence, continued to the April 24 motion docket and July 1 trial.

•Ronald Dale Dillaha and Cindy Ann Dillaha, initiation of the process to manufacture methamphetamine, set for trial July 31.


•William John Doolaghty, auto burglary, fraudulent use of a credit card and theft of less than $500, continued to March 3.

Report with an attorney

•John Lynn Lewis, aggravated assault, continued to Feb. 14.

Deadline docket

•Timothy Leo Baker, statutory rape by an authority figure, continued to March 3.

•Mark David Barnwell, promotion of the manufacture of methamphetamine and simple possession/casual exchange of meth, bond reduced to $6,000; ten days to serve and continued to March 3.

•Amanda L. Brown, aggravated burglary and theft of less than $10,000, continued to 1 p.m. March 3.

•William Johnson Dixon, burglary, theft of less than $60,000, theft of less than $500, vandalism of less than $10,000 and vandalism of less than $1,000, continued to the May 2 discussion docket and May 9 deadline docket.

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