Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

March 19, 2013

Woman charged in home burglary crime spree pleads

By Michael R. Moser
Editor

CROSSVILLE — A Crossville area woman facing a dozen charges relating to a residential burglary crime spree last spring and summer pleaded guilty in Cumberland County Criminal Court and if she appears to begin serving her sentence this week, will face eight years in prison at 30 percent.

If Samantha Rose Sherrill does not show up to begin serving the sentence, then Judge Leon Burns will issue an order for her immediate arrest and will have an option to order that the sentences be served consecutively instead of concurrently.

Sherrill, 22, whose last known address was listed as being on Doris Dr., could have faced decades in prison and thousands of dollars in fines.

She was facing five counts of aggravated burglary, one count of burglary, one count of theft of more than $10,000, three counts of theft of more than $1,000, theft of more than $500 and theft of less than $500.

She pleaded guilty to five counts of aggravated burglary and one count of burglary. She is to also pay $8,153 restitution.

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

Set for trial

•Troy Lee Rector, aggravated domestic assault, continued to March 18 for motion and March 20 for trial. Remaining cases of two counts of unlawful consumption of alcohol by a minor, continued to March 20.

•William Allen Davenport, felony murder and aggravated child abuse, bond hearing set for April 15/ Motion hearing set for Aug. 14 and trial set for Oct. 29.

•Gary S. Haney, scheduled to go on trial for aggravated burglary, domestic assault and order of protection violation, had all charges dropped by the state.

Deadline docket

•Kyle James Hale, two counts of aggravated burglary, three counts of auto burglary, theft of more than $10,000, theft of more than $1,000 and four counts of vandalism, continued to April 15.

•Amber Nicole Helton, forgery and passing a forged instrument, dropped.

•Stephen Matthew Phillips, transfer from juvenile court, attempted aggravated burglary, burglary and vandalism of more than $1,000, Public Defender's Office appointed to represent the defendant; continued to discussion docket of April 26 and deadline docket of May 10.

•Debora Kay Poland, filing a false report, continued to discussion docket of April 26 and deadline docket of May 10.

•James A. Sherrill, violation of the habitual motor vehicle offender law order, continued to April 15.

•Brenda Gail Vaszuez, sale of a schedule III drug, continued to discussion docket of April 26 and deadline docket of May 10.

•Robert Paul Wankel, theft of more than $500, continued to March 18.

Motions and hearings

•Dennis E. Anderson, driving under the influence, possession of a prohibited weapon and refusing to take an intoximeter test, continued to March 18 at 1 p.m.

•Hubert Ray Brown, aggravated sexual battery, sentence suspended and to be served on probation.

•Lawrence James Brozik, sexual exploitation of a minor (more than 100 images), mental examination ordered; continued to May 10.

•John Thomas Clouse, manufacture or possession of methamphetamine for resale, bond set at $5,000; continued to March 18.

•John Russell Giles Jr., premeditated first-degree murder, bond hearing set for March 18.

•Tony Lynn Rains, fourth offense driving under the influence, continued to April 15 at 1 p.m.

•Anthony Ray Richardson, aggravated burglary and theft of less than $500, motion to withdraw guilty plea hearing set for March 18.

•Johnny Earl Stokes, burglary and theft of more than $1,000, motion to terminate diversion set for May 10.

•Randy James Wheeler, rape, bond set at $20,000; continued to March 18.