Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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July 15, 2013

Sex offender registry violation draws 90 days

A Crossville area man indicted earlier this year on two counts of violating requirements of the Tennessee sex offender registry law pleaded guilty in Criminal Court and received a split sentence.

Phillip Lee Matherly, 35, whose address upon his arrest in March was listed on Oak Crest Dr., was indicted on charges of violation of the community supervision for life provision of the state law for failing to register as a sex offender and for failing to abide by curfew restrictions set out by that law.

He pleaded guilty to both counts of the indictment and in exchange, received a two-year suspended sentence, with 90 days to serve and the balance to be served under strict supervision for a total of four years.

The sentence runs concurrent with a probation violation sentence he was under.

In April 2011, Matherly pleaded guilty to a similar one count of a same offense.

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

Guilty pleas

•Jennifer Lynn Swanson, 32, charged with initiation of the process to manufacture methamphetamine and manufacture of meth, entered an information in which she pleaded guilty to manufacture of less than .5 grams of meth and attempt to initiate the manufacture of meth and received a six-year suspended sentence to be served on probation. She is to also pay fines and court costs.

•Joseph David Sadula, 23, theft of less than $10,000, pleaded guilty to theft of more than $1,000 and received a four-year suspended sentence to be served on probation.

•David Allen Walker, 34, charged with theft of less than $10,000, pleaded guilty to theft of more than $500 and received a four-year prison sentence, to be served concurrently with sentence in White County. Is also to pay $649.95 restitution.

•Jad Khalil Mubarak, 43, charged with theft of more than $500, pleaded guilty in an information to the charge and received a two-year suspended sentence with 30 days to serve and the balance on supervised probation. He is to also pay $590 restitution.

•Brandon Lee Mayes, 24, charged with theft of more than $1,000, pleaded guilty to that charge in an information and received a two-year suspended sentence to be served on supervised probation. He is to pay $838.88 restitution along with two co-defendants to the victim.

Judicial diversion

•Larry Preston Dickenson, 52, theft of less than $10,000 and simple possession/casual exchange, pleaded guilty to theft of more than $500 and was granted judicial diversion with two years of probation. Simple possession charge was dropped.

•JoAnne Patricia Pugh, 29, charged with aggravated burglary, theft of less than $10,000 and vandalism of less than $10,000, pleaded guilty to the three counts and received a three-year suspended sentence to be served on probation under judicial diversion. Is also responsible for $2,000 in restitution.

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