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February 21, 2014

Domestic situation draws two years on probation

CROSSVILLE — A Cumberland County man accused of violating orders of protection and with pulling a gun and threatening his ex-wife with a weapon pleaded guilty in Criminal Court  and received a two-year suspended sentence to be served on supervised probation.

Vestlee Ray Lakens, 51, Hwy. 127 S, was indicted in September 2013 on charges of reckless endangerment, criminal trespass and inhaling glue. He pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment and was placed on judicial diversion which allows him to petition the court to have his record cleared if he completes probation successfully and meets all terms and requirements of the diversion.

The other charges were dropped.

Deputies were called to a Cumberland Dr. residence on May 15, 2013, on a report that an ex-husband was on the property. According to Deptuy Avery Aytes' report, a neighbor disarmed Lakens before officers arrived on the scene. No one was injured in the incident.

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

Set for trial

•Sebastian P. Gaspar, sexual battery, set for trial March 4.

•Darrell Keith Redwine, theft of less than $10,000, set for trial March 4.

•William Jeffers Boggs, theft of less than $250,000 and vandalism of less than $250,000, set for trial March 5.

•Misty Rose Ware, aggravated assault, set for trial March 14.

•Kelly Scott Hood, theft of less than $60,000, motion hearing set for March 24 and trial set for March 28. Aggravated burglary, assault and criminal trespass, continued to March 24.

•Seth Louis Sherrill, aggravated burglary and theft of less than $1,000, motion hearing set for March 24; set for trial March 26.

•John Russell Giles Jr., first-degree murder, set for trial April 22.

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

•Shirley Jean Kirby, assault, motion hearing set for April 21 and set for trial April 25.

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

•William Norman Dixon, driving under the influence, enhanced, motion hearing set for April 21/set for trial July 1. Habitual motor vehicle offender, continued to May 2.

•Stephen E. Wood, third offense driving under the influence, set for trial July 1.

•Corin Rose Ramey, child abuse, neglect or endangerment, set for trial July 2.

•Brandon Scott Duerr, sexual exploitation of a minor, more than 100 images, set for trial July 15.

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

Arraignment

•William John Doolaghty, auto burglary, aggravated burglary, theft of less than $10,000, fraudulent use of a credit card and theft of less than $500, continued.

Return with attorney

•John Lynn Lewis, aggravated assault, continued.

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 from $63,000 to $6,000, to serve ten days in jail for contempt  and continued to March 3.

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

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

•Brock Justin Dunaway, sexual battery and child abuse, neglect or endangerment, continued to March 24.

•John Florea, theft of less than $60,000, continued to March 3.

•Keith Jarred Flynn, resisting a stop, arrest or search, possession of a weapon for the purpose of going armed, simple possession/casual exchange of meth and simple possession/casual exchange of marijuana, motion to suppress evidence granted.

•Keisha Faye Hamby, child abuse, neglect or endangerment and simple possession/casual exchange of marijuana, continued to March 3.

•Kevin Hastings, first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse, neglect or endangerment, continued to the May 2 discussion docket and May 9 deadlined docket.

•Erik J. Hunter, manufacture, delivery or sell of a controlled substance, theft of less than $500 and two counts of carrying a weapon for the purpose of going armed, Randal Boston appointed to represent Hunter; continued to the May 2 discussion docket and May 9 deadlined docket.

•Kathie Dianna Jackson, fourth offense driving under the influence, continued to April 21.

•Nathanial R. Lake, three counts of aggravated burglary, robbery, burglary, four counts of theft of less than $10,000 and vandalism of less than $1,000, continued to the May 2 discussion docket and May 9 deadline docket.

•Scottie Eugene Lenz, aggravated burglary, two counts of burglary, aggravated assault, three counts of theft of less than $500 and two counts of vandalism, continued to March 3.

•Jonathan Lee Miller, rape, continued to Feb. 14.

•Bucky Lynn Moore, possession of methamphetamine, continued to March 3,

•Elaine Ruth Morgan, driving under the influence and refusing to take an intoximeter test, continued to April 21.

•Joseph Charles Parrent III, aggravated statutory rape, continued to Feb. 14.

•Angela Kaye Presley, possession of methamphetamine, forfeiture and capias issued for failure to appear; ten days in jail and bond doubled.

•David Allen Proffitt, aggravated burglary, theft of less than $10,000 and vandalism of less than $1,000, continued to March 3.

•Alex J.D. Redwine, theft of less than $10,000, bond reduced from $10,000 to $1,000 and continued to March 4.

•Christopher Allen Redwine, manufacture, delivery or sale of a schedule II drug, continued to Feb. 14.

•Ashley Rich, theft of less than $60,000, continued to March 24.

•Ronald William Ripley, theft of less than $500, Robert Zecher appointed to represent Ripley; continued to March 3.

•Joshua R. Robbins, evading arrest driving on a revoked license and second offense driving on a cancelled license, continued to March 24.

•Jeffery Michael Roberts, manufacture, delivery or sale of a schedule I drug, state to drop charges.

•Sammy Dale Roberts, simple possession of marijuana, forfeiture and capias issued for failure to appear; ordered held for bond hearing.

•Kasi Ann Shell, burglary, possession of burglary tools, theft of less than $500 and vandalism of less than $10,000, continued to March 3.

•Amanda Leigh Sheppard, theft of less than $10,000, forfeiture and capias issued for failure to appear; ordered held for bond hearing.

•Stephen Robert Stults, initiation of the manufacture of methamphetamine, simple possession/casual exchange, theft of less than $10,000 and theft of less than $500, continued to Feb. 14.

•Terry L. Cobb, two counts of aggravated burglary, theft of less than $60,000, theft of less than $10,000 and theft of less than $1,000, continued to April 4 at 1 p.m.

•Thomas Lane Cobb, two counts of theft of less than $10,000, three counts of simple possession/casual exchange, two counts of  contributing to the delinquency of a minor and possession of drug paraphernalia, continued to April 4.

•Joseph Lee Manning, two counts of theft of less than $10,000, continued to Feb. 14.

•Brandon James Miller, statutory rape, continued to the May 2 discussion docket and May 9 deadline docket.

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