Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

October 11, 2012

Brewer gets 8 years in child porn case

By Michael R. Moser
Editor

CROSSVILLE — The man who Crossville Police said had hundreds of images on his computer of what they called child pornography pleaded guilty in Cumberland County Criminal Court to two counts and received an eight-year prison sentence.

Gary Ephraim Brewer, 62, 347 Carriage Dr., must also come under the state's sex offender registry law and will be supervised for life by the Department of Corrections once his sentence is served.

Brewer must, under state law, serve his sentence at 100 percent, but is being given credit for the 155 days he had been incarcerated prior to his plea Friday.

District Attorney Randy York filed a civil motion asking the court to give Brewer's home to the state for sale with proceeds going to help fund education about child pornography and to fight the crime. The house is valued at $150,000.

In May, Crossville Police received a tip that child pornography might be present on a computer at Brewer's residence after a repair technician visited the residence to do upgrade work on two DVRs.

Police obtained a search warrant and in the computer room, they found several images of nude young boys in various poses. In a desk drawer, police found more than 100 nude pictures that had been printed. The pictures included the notation of the ages of the boys, ranging from newborn to age 13.

In a bedroom, police found several "home-made novels which contained pictures of nude children (boys)," a report filed at the time states.

Also found were two CD holders with 19 CDs each, labeled by ages from one to 19.

Crossville Police were surprised at the find considering they had raided the residence in September 2011 and were preparing evidence for presentation to the grand jury when the May raid took place.

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

Return with attorney

•George Adcock, observation without consent, resisting arrest and public intoxication, continued to Dec. 11.

•Dennis E. Anderson, driving under the influence, possession of a prohibited weapon and refusing to take an intoximeter test, continued to Dec. 11.

•Brian Burkhalter, violation of the sex offender registry and public intoxication, continued to Dec. 11.

•Donnie Dewayne Davenport, promotion of the manufacture of methamphetamine, continued to Dec. 11 at which time defendant is to return with an attorney.

Deadline docket

•Timothy J. Acorn, reckless endangerment and two counts of felony evading arrest, bond reinstated; continued to Dec. 11.

•Aaron Dale Ashburn, aggravated assault, evading arrest and two counts of unlawful consumption, continued to Nov. 13.

•Lawrence James Brozik, sexual exploitation of a minor, continued to Nov. 13.

•Albin Salvatore Buechel, violation of the precious metal holding period, Earl Patton appointed to represent the defendant; continued to Dec. 11.

•Kevin Meade Burgess, 23 counts of forgery, 23 counts of passing a forged instrument and fraudulent use of a credit card, continued to Oct. 29.

•Alexander Michael Calabrese, aggravated burglary, theft of more than $1,000 and criminal simulation, continued to Nov. 13.

•Franklin Dee Copeland, reckless endangerment and unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon, continued to Nov. 8.

•James Nelson Coulter, aggravated burglary and theft of more than $1,000, continued to Jan. 30.

•Kelly William DeMoe, second offense driving under the influence, per se (BAC higher than .20 percent), continued to Nov. 23; set for trial Jan. 23.

•Michael William Keck, aggravated burglary and theft of more than $10,000, continued to Nov. 13.

•Leroy Maness, theft of more than $10,000, continued to Oct. 29.

•Brian Andrew Melton, four counts of theft of more than $1,000, theft of more than $500 and theft of less than $500, continued to Jan. 25.

•Carson Ray Norris, first-degree murder and premeditated aggravated assault, continued to Nov. 13.

•Joey Allen Pugh, aggravated burglary, continued to Oct. 29.

•Donnie Lynn Rector, three counts of theft of less than $500, set for trial Nov. 8.

•Troy Lee Rector, aggravated domestic assault and two counts of unlawful consumption, continued to Nov. 19.

•Chase Brian Rogers, theft of more than $1,000, continued to Oct. 29.

•Steven Ray Sherrill, theft of more than $500 and two counts of theft of less than $500, continued to Nov. 13.

•James Edward Whittaker, second offense driving under the influence, third offense driving on a revoked license, felony evading arrest, possession of a schedule II drug and refusing to take an intoximeter test, continued to Dec. 11.

•James Byron Wright, violation of the habitual motor vehicle offender law, continued to Dec. 11 at which time defendant is to return to court with an attorney.