Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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April 24, 2013

4-years probation granted in domestic violence case

CROSSVILLE — A Pleasant Hill area man charged with attacking his wife during a domestic situation that escalated into violence has pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and received a suspended sentence.

Kenneth Howard Iles, 51, was indicted by a Cumberland County Grand Jury in September 2012 in connection with the assault on his wife, Paula Iles, that occurred at their residence in May of 2012. He was accused in the indictment of brandishing a .38 caliber handgun and with choking her during the assault.

During a preliminary hearing held late last year, Deputy Jeff Fitzgerald testified as to what he found and saw when he arrived on the scene.

Represented by Crossville attorney Kevin Bryant, Iles entered the plea and received a four-year suspended sentence to be served on supervised probation, and is to pay court costs.

In other cases, the following guilty pleas were entered:

Guilty pleas

•Everett Colwell, 51, charged with two counts of criminal simulation, pleaded guilty to both counts and received two three-year suspended sentences to be served on supervised probation at the same time, or concurrently. He is to pay $100 restitution and court costs on each case.

•Billy Ray Conley, 50, charged with fifth offense driving under the influence, driving on a revoked license and violation of the habitual motor vehicle offender law, pleaded guilty to attempted violation of the habitual motor vehicle offender order and received an 11-month and 29-day suspended sentence to be served on probation. Remaining charges were dropped.

•Michael James Davis, 36, charged with sale and delivery of oxycodone, possession of a schedule II drug, possession of a schedule III drug, obtaining a controlled substance by fraud and possession of drug paraphernalia, pleaded guilty to sale of a schedule III drug and was granted judicial diversion. He was placed on supervised probation for three years. Remaining charges were dropped.

•Cody Justice Selby, 27, charged with manufacture of more than 20 marijuana plants, pleaded guilty to manufacture of ten marijuana plants and received a two-year suspended sentence to be served on supervised probation and was fined $2,000 and court costs.

•David W. Ledbetter, 42, charged with theft of merchandise of less than $500, pleaded guilty to the charge and received an 11-month and 29-day suspended sentence to be served on probation concurrent with White County sentence in unrelated case, and is to pay $344 restitution.

•James Lee Floyd, 42, charged with initiation of the process to manufacture methamphetamine, pleaded guilty to promotion of meth and received a three-year suspended sentence to be served on supervised probation, and was fined $1,000 and court costs.

•Jamie Gibson, 26, charged with introducing contraband into a penal institution, pleaded guilty to the indictment and received a three-year suspended sentence, with six months to serve and the balance on supervised probation.

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