Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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August 23, 2013

$36,000 restitution ordered on plea

CROSSVILLE — A woman — one of two persons — charged with breaking into a rural Cumberland County residence and stealing more than $36,000 worth of personal property pleaded guilty earlier this month in Criminal Court and had her sentence placed under conditions of judicial diversion.

Tara Michelle Spurrier, 20, was charged, along with Ricky Dewayne Young, with aggravated burglary and theft of more than $10,000 in connection with the Sept. 19, 2012, break-in at a Highland Lane residence.

During the crime, a large amount of jewelry was stolen, including gold items.

In pleading guilty to the indictment, Spurrier received a four-year sentence on the aggravated burglary charge and six-year sentence on the theft of more than $10,000 charge. Under terms of the agreement, the sentences will be served concurrently, or at the same time.

In addition, Spurrier and Young — individually and jointly — are responsible for paying the victim $36,109 in restitution.

Spurrier was then granted judicial diversion and placed on probation for six years. If she meets all conditions of probation and diversion, she will later be allowed to petition the court to have the charges removed from her permanent record.

In other cases on the Aug. 5 docket, the following took place:

•Michael Darrell Willis, 32, charged with fourth offense driving under the influence, pleaded guilty to the charge and received a two-year suspended sentence, with 150 days to serve and the balance on probation. Willis was fined $3,000 and court costs and had driver's license suspended for eight years. He will serve the balance of two years on probation.

•Marcus Allan Braddam, 20, aggravated burglary and simple possession/casual exchange of methamphetamine, pleaded guilty to the indictment and received a two-year sentence on the burglary charge and an 11-month and 29-day sentence on the meth charge. Both were suspended and to be served concurrently on probation under terms of judicial diversion.

•Carlton Hugh Carter, 50, second offense driving under the influence, pleaded guilty to first offense and was fined $365 and court costs, is to serve 45 days in jail and placed on probation for 11 months and 29 days.

•John Thomas Clouse, possession of less than .5 grams of methamphetamine for sale, possession of less than .5 grams of meth for delivery and possession of a weapon during commission of a dangerous felony, pleaded guilty to facilitation of possession of meth and received a two-year suspended sentence to be served on probation. Remaining charges were dropped, but weapon was forfeited. Fine was waived.

•Timothy D. Eldridge, charged with two counts of possession of a schedule VI drug for sale and for delivery, pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of a schedule VI drug with intent to sell and received a total of one-year suspended sentence to be served on probation. Remaining counts were dropped. He was then granted judicial diversion with order to pay one minimum fine.

•Everett L. Grant III, 27, charged with possession of more than .5 grams of methamphetamine, pleaded guilty to less than .5 grams of meth and received a three-year sentence with six months to serve, and was fined $2,000 and court costs.

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