Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

October 9, 2012

Meth charges draw 10-year prison sentence

Multiple offender statues raises sentence

By Michael R. Moser
Editor

CROSSVILLE — A Criminal Court defendant, who earned multiple offender status because of his record, received a ten-year prison sentence after pleading guilty in Cumberland County Criminal Court Sept. 21.

Jacob Melton Morrow, 39, whose last known address was listed on Brookhaven Dr., faced up to 15 years on one charge and 12 on the other when he entered his sentencing agreement.

Morrow pleaded guilty to promotion of the manufacture of meth and received a four-year sentence with fine waived. That charge stemmed from a February 2011 arrest by Sheriff’s Deputies David Moore, Kevin Phillips and Danny Stone. He was fined $2,000.

Morrow also pleaded guilty to manufacture of less than .5 grams of methamphetamine, which stemmed from a December 2010 traffic stop by Crossville Police Ptl. E.J. Williams Jr. Fine was suspended in this case.

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

Deadline docket

•William Allen Davenport, felony murder and aggravated child abuse, motion hearing set for Jan. 31.

•Leroy Maness, theft of more than $10,000, continued to Oct. 5.

•Todd Michael Mono, aggravated assault with serious bodily injury, continued to Nov. 19.

•James A. Sherrill, violation of a habitual motor vehicle offender law violation, continued to Dec. 11.

•Michael Eugene Sherrill, fourth offense driving on a revoked license and violation of the habitual motor vehicle offender violation, motion hearing set for Dec. 11; trial set for Dec. 12.

•Jacob Lonzie Stephens, forgery, passing a forged instrument, simple possession of a schedule IV drug and two counts of theft of $500, continued to Nov. 19.

Motions and hearings

•Scott Michael Emerson, initiation of the process to manufacture methamphetamine, continued to Nov. 19.

•Johnny William Norris, four counts of rape of a child, motion hearing set for Nov. 19; set for trail Dec. 12.

•Ronald Keith Pugh, initiation of the process to manufacture methamphetamine, possession of more than .5 grams of meth for resale and theft of more than $1,000, continued to March 19 to monitor payment of fines and costs.

•Micahel E. Sherrill, three counts of sixth offense driving on a revoked license and driving on a revoked license, motion to waive fines and costs continued to Dec. 11.