Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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February 21, 2013

Man gets 2 years for fleeing

CROSSVILLE — A Crab Orchard man who fled from Cumberland County sheriff’s deputies who had responded to a loud music complaint has received a two-year prison sentence.

Daniel Paul Sherrill, 33, 724 Popular Dr., Crab Orchard, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence (down from sixth offense drunk driving) and reckless endangerment, and received a two-year sentence.

Sherrill also pleaded guilty to a felony evading arrest with injury and sixth offense driving on a suspended license, and received another two-year sentence, with the sentences to be served at the same time.

On Nov. 30, Deputy Gary Green responded to Hall Rd. on a loud music complaint and observed a vehicle parked in a driveway. As Green’s patrol car approached, the driver of the white vehicle sped away with the driver refusing to stop.

The resulting pursuit traveled onto McCampbell Rd. and Sunset Ridge. At some point, stop sticks were activated, puncturing all four tires on Sherrill’s vehicle, but he continued to attempt to elude officers, traveling to Tabor Rd. and eventually onto Hwy. 127.

Upon reaching the city limits, Sherrill was accused of crossing into the oncoming lane of traffic and continuing his flight, turning onto several city streets. The chase ended when Sherrill stopped at a residence on Parks St. and attempted to flee on foot.

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

Set for trial

•Robert Vanderhoof, two counts of forgery, motion hearing set for March 4; set for trial March 6.

•Troy Lee Rector, aggravated domestic assault, motion hearing set for March 4; set for trial March 20. Two counts of unlawful consumption of an alcoholic beverage, continued.

•Estle Andrew Greene, eighth offense driving under the influence, third offense driving on a revoked license and violation of the habitual motor vehicle offender law, bond set at $50,000 and set for trial March 4.

•Cindy Ann Dillaha, initiation of the process to manufacture methamphetamine, motion hearing set for March 22; set for trial Aug. 15.

•Ronald Dale Dillaha, initiation of the process to manufacture methamphetamine, motion hearing set for March 22; set for trial Aug. 15.

Continued boundover

The following cases are pending formal action of the grand jury.

•John Thomas Clouse, manufacture or possession of methamphetamine for resale, Public Defender’s Office appointed to represent Clouse; continued to March 18.

•Leaha C. Davenport, theft of merchandise, continued to March 18.

•Melissa A. Whittaker, contraband in a penal institution, continued to March 18.

Superceding indictment

The following grand jury action replaces a charge previously returned by that panel.

•Byron Keith Tanner, vandalism of more than $500 and aggravated criminal litter, continued to March 18.

Arraignment

•Shaney L. Cross, sale of oxycodone and sale of dihydrocodeine, Robert Zecher appointed to represent Cross; continued to discussion docket of April 26 and deadline docket of May 10.

•Everett Lawrence Grant, possession of less than .5 grams of methamphetamine for resale, Robert Zecher appointed to represent the defendant; continued to discussion docket of April 26 and deadline docket of May 10.

•Erick J. Hunter, sale or delivery of more than .5 grams of heroin, possession of a weapon during commission of a felony, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and theft of less than $500, Public Defender’s Office appointed to represent the defendant; continued to Feb. 15 for bond hearing.

•Patrick Wayne Hood, assault, to be dropped.

•April A. Bolin, possession of more than .5 grams of methamphetamine for resale, continued to March 18.

•Jimmy Franklin Brown Jr., aggravated burglary and theft of more than $10,000, Matthew Edwards appointed to represent the defendant; continued to April 26 and deadline docket of May 10.

•Jennifer Denise Brown, theft of more than $10,000, continued to May 17.

•Johnny Harold Conatser, violation of the habitual motor vehicle order, Public Defender’s Office appointed to represent Conatser; continued to May 10.

•Bryan Benjamin Crabtree, aggravated assault with a weapon, aggravated cruelty to animals and possession, Public Defender’s Office appointed to represent Crabtree; continued to April 26 and deadline docket of May 10.

•Billy Joe Cunningham, initiation of the process to manufacture methamphetamine and two counts of child endangerment, Public Defender’s Office appointed to represent Cunningham; continued to April 26 and deadline docket of May 10.

•Michael James Davis, driving under the influence, possession of a schedule II drug, possession of a schedule III drug and possession of drug paraphernalia, continued to March 18.

•Kimberly Dawn DeRossett, simple possession of a schedule IV drug and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, Public Defender’s Office appointed to represent DeRossett; continued to April 26 and deadline docket of May 10.

•William Norman Dixon, fourth offense driving under the influence, Public Defender’s Office appointed to represent Dixon; continued to April 26 and deadline docket of May 10.

•Timothy D. Eldridge, two counts each of possession of more than one-half ounce of marijuana for sale and for delivery, continued to April 15 at which time defendant is to return to court with an attorney.

•Dana June Forpahl, initiation of the process to manufacture methamphetamine and two counts of aggravated child endangerment, Jeff Vires appointed to represent Forpahl; continued to Feb. 15.

•John Russell Giles Jr., premeditated first-degree murder, motion hearing set for March 4.

•Trevor L. Hall, vandalism of more than $1,000 and attempted escape, Public Defender’s Office appointed to represent Hall; continued to April 26 and deadline docket of May 10.

•Rick Alan Hayes, burglary and theft of more than $1,000, continued to March 18 at which time defendant is to return with an attorney.

•Amber Nicole Helton, forgery and passing a forged instrument, Jeff Vires appointed to represent the defendant; continued to March 4.

•Sarah Ann Jacks, possession of less than .5 grams of methamphetamine for resale, continued to Feb. 15.

•Albert D. Kissling, sexual battery, continued to April 26 and deadline docket of May 10.

•Jack Eugene Lowery, three counts of auto burglary, three counts of theft less than $500 and two counts of fraudulent use of a debit card, bond set at $15,000; Public Defender’s Office appointed to represent Lowery; continued to April 26 and deadline docket of May 10.

•Brian Andrew Melton, possession of a schedule II drug for resale and delivery, Cynthia Davis appointed to represent the defendant; continued to March 18.

•Corin Rose Ramey, two counts of child neglect, continued.

•Russell Alan Ratliff, possession of oxycodone for sale and for delivery, bond set at $5,000; continued to March 18 at which time defendant is to return to court with an attorney.

•Freddie Thomas Rector, initiation of the process to manufacture methamphetamine and two counts of child endangerment, forfeiture and capias issued for failure to appear; ordered held for bond hearing.

•Daryl Wayne Roberts, forgery, Public Defender’s Office appointed to represent Roberts; continued to April 26 and deadline docket of May 10.

•Owen Lee Skinner, burglary, theft of more than $1,000, vandalism of more than $1,000 and theft of less than $500, Public Defender’s Office appointed to represent Skinner; continued to April 26 and deadline docket of May 10.

•Cynthia Lee Stephens, driving under the influence, possession of a handgun while intoxicated, possession of a weapon by a felon, driving on a revoked license and refusing to take an intoximeter test, continued to April 26 and deadline docket of May 10.

•Steven Brian Turner, burglary and theft of more than $1,000, Public Defender’s Office appointed to represent Turner; continued to April 26 and deadline docket of May 10.

•Melinda Rose Tuttle, initiation of the process to manufacture methamphetamine and two counts of aggravated child endangerment, Alan Rose appointed to represent the defendant; continued to April 26 and deadline docket of May 10.

•David Allen Walker, theft of more than $500, forfeiture and capias issued for failure to appear; ten days in jail and bond set at $10,000.

•Robert Paul Wankel, theft of more than $500, Public Defender’s Office appointed to represent Wankel; continued to March 4.

•Melissa A. Whittaker, simple possession of a schedule III drug and theft of less than $500, continued to March 18.

•Ricky Dewayne Young, two counts of aggravated burglary, theft of more than $10,000 and theft of more than $1,000, Alan Rose appointed to represent the defendant; continued to April 26 and deadline docket of May 10.

•Jamie Dawn Huff, TennCare fraud, Public Defender’s Office appointed to represent Huff; continued to April 26 and deadline docket of May 10.

•Nathan Scott Huff, seven counts of TennCare fraud, continued to April 15 at which time defendant is to return to court with an attorney.

•Amy Grace Griffin, filing a false report and insurance fraud, continued to Feb. 15.

•Michael K. Hensley, driving under the influence and driving on a suspended license, continued to May 17.

•Nathan Scott Huff, three counts of prescription fraud, continued to April 15 at which time defendant is to return to court with an attorney.

•Tammy Renee Jackson, aggravated assault and vandalism of less than $500, Public Defender’s Office appointed to represent Jackson; continued to Feb. 15.

Deadline docket

•Brian Andrew Melton, two counts of aggravated burglary and two counts of theft of more than $1,000, continued to March 18.

•Geord Donett Wright, sale of more than .5 grams of cocaine and delivery of more than .5 grams of cocaine, continued to Feb. 15.

•Michael James Davis, sale and delivery of oxycodone and obtaining a controlled substance by prescription fraud, continued to March 18.

•John Alan James, third offense driving under the influence and driving on a suspended license, continued to March 18 at which time defendant is to return to court with an attorney; motion deadline set for April 15.

•Nathaniel Ryan Lake, robbery, aggravated burglary, burglary and two counts of theft of more than $1,000, continued to March 18 for motion hearing.

•Brian Andrew Melton, aggravated burglary, three counts of theft of more than $1,000, theft of more than $500 and theft of less than $500, continued to March 18.

•Cherie Lynn Reid, aggravated burglary, burglary and theft of less than $500, continued to Feb. 15.

•Jack Eugene Lowery, auto burglary, theft of less than $500 and fraudulent use of a credit card, continued to discussion docket of April 26 and deadline docket of May 10.

•Brian Andrew Melton, burglary and theft of more than $1,000, continued to March 18.

•Ricky Dewayne Young, aggravated burglary and theft of more than $1,000, continued to April 26 discussion docket and May 10 deadline docket.

Motions and hearings

•Dennis E. Anderson, driving under the influence, possession of a prohibited weapon and refusing an intoximeter test, continued to Feb. 15.

•William Norman Dixon, violation of the habitual motor vehicle offender order, motion hearing set for April 26; deadline docket set for May 10.

•Scott Michael Emerson, initiation of the process to manufacture methamphetamine, motion hearing deadline set for March 22; deadline docket set for Aug. 15.

•Cody Justice Selby, manufacture of more than 20 marijuana plants, termination of diversion hearing continued to Feb. 15.

•Josh Ray Stone, theft of more than $1,000 and filing a false report, forfeiture and capias issued for failure to appear; ten days in jail and bond set at $5,000.

 

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