Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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November 27, 2013

Probationer charged with auto theft

CROSSVILLE — A man on virtual house arrest under supervision of community corrections has picked up new charges including auto theft related to an incident Nov. 10, according to arrest and court documents.

Johnny Ray Davis, 27, 4097 Highland Lane, is charged with violation of community corrections, auto theft, simple possession of marijuana, criminal impersonation, possession of a counterfeit drug and possession of drug paraphernalia. No bond was set on the probation violation and theft charges. Bond on the new charges was set at $15,300.

Cpl. Tim Tutor wrote in his report that he arrested Davis at a Nameoki Circle address shortly before 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 10. Also at the address was Lake Tansi Public Safety Officer Steve Hritz.

Davis was placed in the community corrections program Oct. 5, 2012, after pleading guilty to three counts of theft of more than $1,000, theft of more than $500 and assault. He received an eight-year suspended sentence.

A probation revocation warrant was filed in August of this year because Davis allegedly did not keep in touch with his probation officer, he was not at home when he was supposed to be and that his whereabouts were unknown.

Hritz charged Davis with possession of a counterfeit controlled substance, simple possession/casual exchange of marijuana, criminal impersonation for providing a false identity when officers made contact with Davis, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The auto theft charge stems from the taking of a 2006 Nissan Altima belonging to Iva Holt of Mountain Village Lane.

Davis appeared in Cumberland County Criminal Court on Nov. 12 to answer the probation revocation charge and was appointed Crossville attorney Ivy Gardner to represent him. The case was continued to Dec. 9.

The new charges are scheduled to be heard in General Sessions Court on Nov. 25.

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