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February 13, 2014

120 days to be served in DUI case

CROSSVILLE — A Crossville area man who was facing a fifth drunk driving charge pleaded guilty to a lesser offense and received time to serve plus six years under supervised probation.

Scotty Lee Berry, 41, was in Criminal Court to answer a fifth offense driving under the influence charge and a driving on a revoked license charge Jan. 29.

Berry pleaded guilty to a lesser offense of third offense driving under the influence, and received an 11-month and 29-day suspended sentence, with 120 days to serve, and the next six years on supervised probation.

In addition, Berry is to undergo alcohol and drug assessment, attend an alcohol safety class and receive treatment if it is found to be necessary. On the revoked license charge, Berry was sentenced to a five-month and 29-day suspended sentence to be served on probation concurrent with the DUI charge.

Probation supervision fees will be waived as long as Berry is in rehab.

In other cases, the following guilty pleas were entered:

•Joshua Brendal, 32, entered an information waiving grand jury indictment on charges of simple possession of methamphetamine, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and evading arrest, pleaded guilty and received a two-year prison sentence.

•Timothy B. Hansen, 33, entered an information to two counts of forgery and one count of violation of the sex offender registry law, pleaded guilty and recieved a two-year suspended sentence, with 90 days to serve and the balance on supervised probation and is to pay $700 in restitution.

•Joshua Lee Cross, 29, entered an information to forgery, theft of less than $1,000 and two counts of theft of less than $500, pleaded guilty and received a one-year suspended sentence to be served under supervised probation on judicial diversion. He is to pay $880 restitution and is under a restraining order.

•Edwan Dante Marve, 30, entered an information waiving grand jury indictment on charges of driving under the influence and evading arrest, pleaded guilty and received a two-year suspended sentence with 153 days to serve, credit for time served and concurrent with time served in Knox County.

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