Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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February 22, 2014

Meth-making plea nets 8-year sentence

CROSSVILLE — A Crossville area man facing meth-making and possession charges in Cumberland County Criminal Court pleaded guilty and received a split sentence calling for time to be served followed by a balance of eight years on supervised probation.

Christopher Lee Taylor, 32, was facing initiation of the process to manufacture methamphetamine and simple possession/casual exchange of meth. In exchange for his meth-making plea, the possession charge was dropped.

Taylor is to serve an additional 94 days in jail to be added to the time already served in January, and was fined $2,000 and court costs.

Taylor was one of four persons arrested Jan. 11, 2013, after Crossville Police discovered components commonly used in the manufacture of methamphetamine.

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

•Donnie Lynn Rector, 50, charged with probation violation and theft of less than $500, pleaded guilty to the theft of less than $500 and received an 11-month and 29-day suspended sentence to be served consecutive to a probation violation sentence. He was also ordered to pay $280.34 restitution.

•James Henry Ryan, 45, charged with two counts of driving under the influence, pleaded guilty to the charges and received ten days to serve, was fined a total of $730 and court costs, was placed on six months supervised probation and ordered to complete terms and conditions of Drug Court.

•Frankie Wayne Smith, 53, charged with third offense driving under the influence and driving on a revoked license, pleaded guilty to second offense driving under the influence, was fined $610 and court costs, ordered to serve 45 days in jail, loss of license for two years and placed on probation for 11 months and 29 days.

•Tiandria Stafford, 19, charged with theft of less than $10,000, pleaded guilty to theft of more than $1,000 and was placed on supervised probation for two years.

•Keisha Faye Hamby, 24, charged with simple possession of a schedule II drug, simple possession of a schedule VI drug and child abuse, neglect or endangerment, pleaded guilty to the charges and will be sentenced by the judge on March 3. Application for diversion has been made.

•Javon LeRoy Daniels, 25, charged with two counts of fraudulent use of a debit card, pleaded guilty to the charges and was placed on probation for two years under conditions of judicial diversion.

•Jamie Pauline King, 45, simple possession/casual exchange and second offense driving under the influence, pleaded guilty to second offense driving under the influence and was fined $610 and court costs, was ordered to spend 28 days in rehab or 45 days in jail and was placed on probation for 11 months and 29 days. Other charges were dropped.

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