Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

February 24, 2014

Theft from employer draws suspended sentence

By Michael R. Moser
Editor

CROSSVILLE — A former fast food restaurant employee accused of stealing a bank deposit from a manager's purse pleaded guilty in Cumberland County Criminal Court and was ordered to pay restitution as part of his suspended sentence conditions. He was also placed under judicial diversion status.

Louis J. Kirkman III, 23, whose last known address was listed on Red Fox Dr., was charged with theft of more than $1,000 and pleaded guilty to that charge. He received a three-year suspended sentence to be served on probation, was ordered to pay $4,887.69 restitution to McDonald's on N. Main St., and is banned from entering the restaurant.

The incident took place in August 2013 and, according to Ptl. Brian Eckelson's report at the time, had entered an office and removed a bank deposit from an assistant manager's purse. He later announced that day would be his last day at work because he said he was moving from Crossville.

A review of surveillance tapes and eye witness statements led to Kirkman's arrest.

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

Motions and hearings

•Anthony J. Corson, denied emergency release and probation revocation hearing continued.

•William Allen Davenport, first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse, endangerment or neglect, hearing continued to Feb. 25 at 10 a.m.

•Daryl Stephen Hall, motion to waive fines and/or court costs denied.

•George Lee Skinner, motion to waive fines and/or court costs denied.

•Kelly Renee Trussell, motion to waive fines and/or court costs denied.

•Scott Michael Emerson, motion to be allowed to go to Faith Farms rehab granted; continued to Aug. 13 for status report.

Community corrections

•Johnny Ray Davis, had probation revoked because of violations including new arrests and was granted credit for time served on certain cases.

Probation violation

•Rita Denise Bohannon, had probation revoked because of violations and was given credit for time served and transferred to house arrest supervision of community corrections.

•Donathan James Davis, had judicial diversion revoked and was sentenced to one year under house arrest supervision of community corrections.

•Nathaniel Aaron Snowden, probation revocation hearing continued to May 16.

•Johnny Earl Stokes, probation revocation hearing continued to April 21.

•David W. Cantrell, probation revoked because of violations and ordered to serve five months in jail.

•Ashley Elizabeth Locke, had diversion terminated and was sentenced to two years to be served, suspended for supervision of Drug Court.

•Billy Joe Cunningham, probation revocation hearing continued.

•Jacob Lonzie Stephens, probation revocation hearing continued to March 3.

•Kimberly Lynn Dunlap, probation revocation hearing continued.

•Robert Eugene Kinder, probation revocation hearing continued to March 3.

•James Jeremiah Pugh, probation revocation hearing continued.

•Gary W. Threet, probation revocation hearing continued to April 21.

•Charles D. Trisdale, Matthew Edwards appointed to represent Trisdale; probation revocation hearing continued to March 24.