Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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May 6, 2013

Meth, assault charges net 4-year sentence

CROSSVILLE — A Cumberland County man facing meth, assault and fraud charges pleaded guilty in Criminal Court recently and received a four-year prison sentence.

Kevin O'Neal Taylor, 33, was facing charges of attempt to initiate the process to manufacture methamphetamine, fraudulent use of a credit card and aggravated domestic assault.

He pleaded guilty to all three counts and received the sentence to serve.

The aggravated domestic assault charge stemmed from an incident June 11, 2012, investigated by Crossville Police Ptl. Donald Hammons and Sgt. Bart Riden during which Faith Wright was threatened with a knife, according to the indictment.

The meth charge stems from a July 24, 2012 arrest by Sheriff's Deputy Zach Gilpin.

The fraudulent debit card charge stems from an Oct. 26, 2012 incident investigated by Sheriff's Investigator Robert "Bo" Kollros during which Taylor was accused of making an unauthorized withdrawal of $50 on an account belonging to Sharon Pelfrey.

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

Guilty pleas

•April Alana Bolin, 20, charged with possession of  less than .5 grams of methamphetamine for resale, pleaded guilty to possession of less than .5 grams of meth and received a four-year, suspended sentence, to be served under conditions of judicial diversion.

•James Nelson Coulter, 22, charged with aggravated burglary and theft of less than $500, pleaded guilty to theft of more than $1,000 and received a three-year prison sentence, and is responsible for unlisted restitution.

•John Alan James, 39, charged with third offense driving under the influence and suspended license, pleaded guilty to second offense drunk driving, was fined $610 and court costs, 45 days in jail, loss of license for two years and placed on probation for 11 months and 29 days. Suspended license charge was dropped.

•Kristopher Shawn Shipley, 39, charged with manufacture of more than .5 grams of methamphetamine, pleaded guilty to manufacture of less than .5 grams of meth and received a five-year suspended sentence to be served on probation.

•Antoinette LaCasse, 43, charged with driving under the influence, pleaded guilty to the charge and was sentenced to two days in jail, loss of license for one year and placed on probation for 11 months and 29 days. She is also to attend classes.

•Albin Buechel, charged with violation of the precious metal holding law, pleaded guilty and was placed on six months unsupervised probation and is to pay court costs.

•Todd Michael Mono, charged with aggravated assault with serious injury, was sentenced to 120 days in jail and was placed on probation on plea to simple assault, and is to pay $18,000 in medical bills not covered by other sources and is under a restraining order to have no contact with the victim.

Diversion

•Joshua Nathan Miller, 33, charged with theft of more than $1,000, pleaded guilty to the charge and received a two-year suspended sentence, to be served on supervised probation under terms of judicial diversion.

Set for trial

•Mary Ann DeBord, aggravated burglary and theft of more than $1,000, motion hearing set for July 1; trial set for July 7.

•Byron Keith Tanner, vandalism of more than $500 and aggravated criminal littering, motion hearing set for June 26; set for trial July 16.

•Earl Clement Grooms, aggravated assault, set for trial July 23.

Arraignment

•Alicia Mae Lutz, theft of more than $10,000, theft of more than $1,000, theft of less than $500 and forgery, boned reduced to $10,000; continued to June 26.

•Casey Joe Dixon, aggravated burglary and theft of more than $1,000, John Williams appointed to represent Dixon, continued to May 10 deadline docket.

•Christopher Lee Duff, theft of more than $10,000 and vandalism of more than $60,000, John Williams appointed to represent Dixon, continued to May 10 deadline docket.

•James B. Hall, TennCare fraud, Public Defender's Office appointed to represent Hall, continued to June 26.

•Jamie Dawn Huff, forged prescription, Public Defender's Office appointed to represent Huff, continued to May 10 deadline docket.

•John Lynn Lewis, two counts of aggravated assault and aggravated domestic assault, continued to May 17.

•Jonathan M. Norris, promotion of the manufacture of methamphetamine, Matthew Edwards appointed to represent Norris; continued to May 10.

•Alex J.D. Redwine, aggravated assault and theft of less than $500, Public Defender's Office appointed to represent Redwine, continued to May 10 deadline docket.

Return with attorney

•William Alejandro Alvaraz, aggravated statutory rape, Public Defender's Office appointed to represent the defendant; assessed $500 fee and continued to June 26.

•Kelly Ray Barnwell, aggravated burglary and theft of more than $1,000, forfeiture and capias issued for failure to appear; ten days in jail and ordered held for bond hearing.

•Neal Alan Blair, sexual exploitation of a minor and aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor, continued to June 26 at which time Blair is to return to court with an attorney.

•Timothy D. Eldridge, two counts each of possession of more than one-half ounce of marijuana for sale and for delivery, Public Defender's Office appointed to represent Eldridge; assessed a $300 fee and continued to June 26.

•Nathan Scott Huff, seven counts of TennCare fraud and three counts of prescription fraud, Jeff Vires appointed to represent Huff; assessed a $500 fee and continued to June 26.

•Tammy Renee Jackson, theft of more than $10,000, Public Defender's Office appointed to represent Jackson; continued to June 26.

•Russell Alan Ratliff, possession of oxycodone for sale and for delivery, Public Defender's Office appointed to represent Ratliff; continued to May 10.

•Michael Thomas Smith, possession of less than .5 grams of methamphetamine for sale and for delivery, enhanced by violation of the Drug-Free School Zone Act, continued to June 26.

Deadline docket

•Farrah Lynn Coleman, aggravated burglary and theft of less than $500, continued to June 26.

•Mark Allen Daniels, theft of more than $10,000, continued to June 26.

•James Robert Eldridge, possession of oxycontin for sale and for delivery and theft of more than $500, continued to May 10.

•Kyle James Hale, aggravated burglary, burglary, attempted aggravated burglary, three counts of auto burglary, theft of more than $10,000, two counts of theft of more than $1,000, two counts of theft of less than $500 and three counts of vandalism, forfeiture and capias issued for failure to appear; ordered held for bond hearing and continued to May 10.

•Scott Edward Hodge, theft of more than $10,000, continued to May 10.

•Edna Faye Melton, aggravated assault on an officer and felony reckess endangerment, continued May 8.

•Jacky Neal Jr., two counts of initiation of the process to manufacture methamphetamine, continued to May 10.

•Carson Ray Norris, first-degree murder and aggravated assault, continued to May 8.

•Joshua Matthew Norton, attempted second-degree murder, alternate count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon with bodily injury, continued to May 10.

•Raymond Charles Russell, vehicular assault and suspended license, continued to June 26.

•James A. Sherrill, violation of a habitual motor vehicle offender law order, dropped.

•Stephen Robert Stults, theft of more than $500, theft of less than $500 and simple possession of marijuana, continued to May 8.

•Christopher Allen Taylor, attempted first-degree murder, continued to May 8.

•Robert Paul Wankel, theft of more than $500, continued to May 8.

•Melissa A. Whittaker, simple possession of a schedule III drug and theft of less than $500, continued to May 10.

•Ricky Dewayne Young, vandalism of government property, continued to May 10.

Motions and hearings

•Pauline Filley, appeal of conviction of following too close from City Court, continued to June 26.

•Bonnie R. Caldwell, felony reckless endangerment, Public Defender's Office appointed to represent Caldwell; continued to May 10.

•William Allen Davenport, aggravated child abuse and felony murder, bond reduced to $100,000; continued to Aug. 14.

•Timothy James Debord, appeal from Juvenile Court, Randal Boston appointed to represent the defendant; continued to May 8 at 1 p.m.

•Scottie Joe Eastwood, rape, continued to May 8.

•Zackary Scott Elmore, theft of more than $1,000 and theft of more than $500, continued to July 15 with order to attend Teen Challenge rehab program.

•John Russell Giles Jr., first-degree murder, continued to May 8.

•Wesley Robert McGhee, criminal simulation, continued to May 8.

•Joey Allen Pugh, aggravated burglary, forfeiture and capias issued for failure to appear; ordered held for bond hearing and continued to May 10.

•Tony Lynn Rains, fourth offense driving under the influence, continued to May 8.

•Brandon Scott Duerr, sexual exploitation of a minor, Kevin Bryant appointed to represent Duerr; continued to June 26.

•Miranda Kay King, theft of more than $500, to be dropped with payment of $529 restitution.

•Gary A. Miller, sexual exploitation of a minor (more than 100 images), continued to May 8.

•Bharathai Khodidas Patel, attempted kidnapping, assault and sexual battery, continued to May 17.

Probation violation

•Kevin Claude Beaty, probation revocation hearing continued to May 10.

•Steve Charles, on probation because of possession of a controlled substance for resale, driving under the influence and refusing an intoximeter test, had probation revoked and was placed under house arrest of community corrections.

•Anthony J. Corson, Public Defender's Office appointed to represent Corson; revocation hearing continued to May 10.

•Tiffany C. Gutierrez, probation revocation hearing continued to May 17.

•Coy Edward Ingram, probation revocation hearing continued to June 26 at which time defendant is to return to court with an attorney.

•Walter Sauvan, on probation because of a theft of more than $60,000 and four counts each of forgery and passing a forged instrument charges, had probation revoked and was ordered to go to Faith Farm rehab or serve balance of his sentence.

•Adam B. Smith, Jeff Vires appointed to represent Smith; revocation hearing continued to May 10.

•Christopher Allen Taylor, probation revocation hearing continued to May 8.

•Charity Lynn Walker, Public Defender's Office appointed to represent Walker; probation revocation hearing continued to July 1.

•Teresa Faye Austin, on probation because of three drug charges, had probation revoked and was ordered to serve 30 days in jail and then have her sentence start over on supervised probation.

•Daryl Stephen Hall, Matthew Edwards appointed to represent Hall; revocation hearing continued to May 10.

•Nicholas Jason Leach, probation revocation hearing continued to June 26 at which time defendant is to return to court with an attorney.

•Cody Justice Swallows, Public Defender's Office appointed to represent Swallows; revocation hearing continued to May 10.

•Billy Mack Elmore, on probation becasue of attempted aggravated burglary and aggravated assault with a weapon charges, had probation revoked and then extended until all is paid.

•Katherine Renee Clark, Public Defender's Office appointed to represent Clark; bond set at $5,000 and revocation hearing continued to May 10.

•Amy Jo Garrett, on probation because of forgery and theft charges, had probation revoked and was transferred to house arrest of community corrections.

•Nathan Wade Selby, probation recovation hearing continued to June 26.

Community corrections

•Tavius Dewayne Barnes, revocation hearing continued to May 10.

•Amanda L. Brown, on community corrections because of multiple theft charges, had probation revoked and was credited for time served and then placed back on house arrest of community corrections.

•Casey Joe Dixon, John Williams appointed to represent Dixon; revocation hearing continued to May 10.

•Taylan Farris, probation revocation hearing continued to May 10.

•Lonnie Jay Hale, on probation because of four theft charges, had probation revoked and was ordered to serve 60 days in jail and then be released to house arrest of community corrections.

•Brigette Michelle Ledbetter, on probation because of sale, delivery and possession of drug charges, had probation revoked and was ordered to serve 120 days in jail and then released to Teen Challenge rehab. If Ledbetter fails to complete Teen Challenge, she will be required to serve the balance of her sentence.

•Brandon Scott McDonald, Public Defender's Office appointed to represent McDonald; revocation hearing continued to May 10.

•Sara Michelle Myers, revocation hearing continued to May 10.

•Kevin Paul Proffitt, revocation hearing continued to May 8.

•Stevie Walker, Public Defender's Office appointed to represent Walker; revocation hearing continued to May 10.

•Crystal Gail Cope, Public Defender's Office appointed to represent Cope; bond set at $5,000 and revocation hearing continued to May 10.

•Carol Lynnette Roysdon, revocation hearing continued to May 10.

•Marcus Clarnie Melear, on community corrections because of a fourth offense drunk driving, had probation revoked and was ordered to serve balance of his sentence.

•Derek Alan McDonald, had probation revoked and was ordered to serve balance of his sentence.

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