Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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February 21, 2013

Crime spree nets 8-year sentence

CROSSVILLE — A man who fled the jurisdiction after being involved in a 2008 crime spree that resulted in 40 charges, ranging from auto burglary to theft and vandalism, pleaded guilty in Cumberland County Criminal Court Feb. 6.

Zachariah Drakos, 27, who was living on Brookside Dr. in 2008, appeared before Judge Leon Burns and pleaded guilty to 17 of the most serious charges — all burglary — and in exchange, received a total of eight years to serve in prison.

Restitution topped $8,500.

The break-ins began on July 5, 2008, with the burglary of Mountain Motors and continued through Sept. 19.

Business that were burglarized included Mountain Motors, Custard Cabin, Gwin Realty, Big Boy’s BBQ, WW Auto, The Pitt, Friendly Mart, Lantana Auto, Mountain Auto, Cash Express, Eclipse Salon, Tanrageous, Jiffy Mart, The Look, Chuckles, Thompson Auto, James Auto, Mom’s Tackle Box, Just One More and Tony’s Nails.

Some of the businesses were victimized more than once.

In exchange for the guilty plea, the remaining charges were dropped.

Drakos, who was living in Florida when authorities caught up with him in December 2011, has been in jail since that time. He will be given credit for time served.

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

Probation violation

•Rebecca Barnwell, on probation because of aggravated burglary and theft of more than $500, had probation revoked and had violation hearing continued.

•Eric Len Clouse, Public Defender’s Office appointed to represent the defendant; bond set at $3,000 and continued to Feb. 15.

•Tiffany C. Gutierrez, bond set at $5,000, revocation hearing continued to April 15.

•Jennifer Marie Houston, probation revocation hearing continued to Feb. 15.

•Alec Joe Ledbetter, Matthew Edwards appointed to represent Ledbetter; revocation hearing continued to March 4.

•Alan Dewayne Light, probation revocation hearing continued to July 15.

•Marcus Clarnie Melear, on probation because of a fourth offense driving on a revoked license, had probation revoked and was transferred to one year on house arrest of community corrections and then returned for a second year on supervised probation.

•Larry G. Neal, probation revocation hearing continued to Feb. 15.

•Chase Brian Rogers, Matthew Edwards appointed to represent Rogers; probation revocation hearing continued to March 4.

•Nathaniel Aaron Snowden, Earl Patton appointed to represent Snowden; probation revocation hearing continued to March 4.

•Tonya Sue Sparks, probation revocation hearing continued to Feb. 15.

•Johnathon Chris Turner, on probation because of aggravated burglary, two counts of theft of more than $1,000, aggravated assault, evading arrest, third offense drunk driving and vandalism charges, had probation revoked because of violations and was placed under house arrest of community corrections for a year, and then returned to supervised probation for four more years.

•Michael Shane Underwood, Public Defender’s Office appointed to represent Underwood; revocation hearing continued to Feb. 15.

•Cody Vance, Public Defender’s Office appointed to represent Vance; revocation hearing continued to Feb. 15.

•Daryl Bradley Vaughn, on probation because of a sale and delivery of methamphetamine charge, Public Defender’s Office appointed to represent Vaughn; probation revoked and transferred under house arrest of community corrections for one year and then returned to supervised probation for four years.

•Kerwin Dashawn Williams, Jeff Vires appointed to represent Williams; probation revocation hearing continued to Feb. 15.

•Mark Winton, on probation because of aggravated burglary and theft of more than $500 charges, had probation revoked and was transferred to house arrest of community corrections for one year and then back on supervised probation for four years.

•Jeffery R. Lyle, Public Defender’s Office appointed to represent Lyle; probation revocation hearing continued to Feb. 15.

•Michelle Lee Owens, aggravated burglary, felony evading arrest, reckless endangerment, driving under the influence and theft, probation revocation hearing continued to May 17.

•Bradley Jay Netherton, two counts each of possession of a schedule II drug for sale and for delivery, Public Defender’s Office appointed to represent Netherton; continued to Feb. 15.

•Steve Charles, Public Defender’s Office appointed to represent Charles; bond set at $2,000 and revocation hearing set for April 15.

•Floyd Sherrell Humphrey, probation revocation hearing continued to May 10.

•Bobby Lynn Norris, Public Defender’s Office appointed to represent Norris; revocation hearing continued to Feb. 15.

•Padget Irizarry Barron, probation violation hearing continued to Feb. 15 with Barron to return with an attorney.

•Victoria Ann Harley, 12 counts each of forgery and passing a forged instrument, probation revoked because of violation; to serve four year sentence.

•Robert Vincent Miller, Public Defender’s Office appointed to represent Miller; revocation hearing continued to Feb. 15.

•Jeffrey Patton, Public Defender’s Office appointed to represent Patton; revocation hearing continued to Feb. 15.

Community corrections

•Zachary Dakota Tompson, Public Defender’s Office appointed to represent Thompson; revocation hearing continued to March 4.

•Michael Allen Bible, revocation hearing continued to Feb. 15.

•Amanda L. Brown, bond set at $7,500; revocation hearing continued to April 15.

•Robert Anthony Cressel, on probation because of burglary and theft of more than $1,000 charges, had probation revoked and was ordered to serve the balance of his sentence.

•Johnny Dale Dishman, on probation because of a burglary charge, had probation revoked and was ordered to serve balance of sentence.

•Micah Shae Krank, on probation because of theft of more than $500, had probation revoked because of violations and was ordered to serve 90 days in jail.

•Hershel David Sanders, probation revocation hearing continued to Feb. 15.

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