Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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February 28, 2014

Plea in theft cases nets 4 years

$14,961 in restitution is owed victims

CROSSVILLE — A 34-year-old Cumberland County man facing multiple counts of theft pleaded guilty to three counts in Criminal Court and received a prison sentence and an order to pay thousands in restitution back to his victims.

Joseph Lee Manning pleaded guilty to one count of theft of more than $1,000, theft of more than $500 and theft of less than $500. He received sentences of four years, two years and six months, with all to be served concurrently, or at the same time.

Restitution was placed at $14,961 in the three cases and restitution is part of his plea agreement.

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

Guilty pleas

•Christopher Allen Redwine, 24, charged with sale and delivery of oxycodone, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to sell oxycodone and received a three-year suspended sentence to be served on supervised probation. Other charges were dropped.

•Stephen Robert Stults, charged with initiation of the process to manufacture methamphetamine, theft of more than $500, theft of less than $500 and simple possession/casual exchange, pleaded guilty to theft of more than $500, theft of less than $500 and attempted initiation of meth, and received a total of six years with three years to serve and the balance on supervision with one year under house arrest of community corrections followed by two more years on supervised probation.

•Kenneth Warren Teal, 53, charged with theft of more than $1,000, pleaded guilty to the charge and received a two-year suspended sentence to be served under supervised probation, and to pay no more than $7,500 in restitution.

•Kurt David Sanders, 32, charged with manufacture, delivery or sale of alprazolam, theft of less than $500 and assault, pleaded guilty to the three charges and received a four-year suspended sentence to be served on supervised probation. In exchange for his guilty plea, a host of cases in General Sessions Court were dismissed.

Set for trial

•Carson Ray Norris, first-degree murder and aggravated assault, motion hearing set for March 3; trial set for March 11.

•Scottie Dewayne Ingram, theft of less than $10,000, set for trial March 12.

•Earl Clement Grooms, aggravated assault, set for trial March 27.

•Kelly Scott Hood, theft of less than $60,000, motion hearing set for March 3; set for trial March 28. Aggravated burglary, assault and criminal trespass continued to March 3 for tracking.

•Simone Granae Hughes, driving under the influence and refusing an intoximeter test, set for trial Aug. 14.

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