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June 22, 2012

Attack on guard draws three-year sentence

CROSSVILLE — A man being held on a rape charge in 2011 who reportedly attacked a Cumberland County correction officer pleaded guilty to the felony assault and received a three-year prison sentence.

Steven Lee Sneed, 28, entered the plea before Judge Leon Burns last month and is being given credit for time served between Sept. 22, 2011 and May 18 of this year.

Sneed was awaiting trial for rape when the assault occurred at the Justice Center. Corrections Officer Terry Boots was the sheriff's department employee who was injured in the attack.

Sneed on Oct. 31, 2011, pleaded guilty to attempted rape and received a six-year prison sentence to serve, and is required to register on the state's sex offender registry and to be under community supervision for life. Documents did not indicate if the sentence is to be served concurrent or consecutive to the six-year sentence being served in the attempted rape case.

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

Continued boundovers

•Aubrey Chantel Braunm, aggravated burglary and theft of more than $250, continued to June 22.

•Willie Ashton Dyal, rape of a child, continued to June 22.

•Gary S. Haney, aggravated burglary, domestic assault and order of protection, continued to July 16.

•Nathaniel Ryan Lake, robbery, forfeiture and capias issued for failure to appear; ordered held for bond hearing.

Return with attorney

•Nicholas Jason Leach, sale of oxycodone, delivery of oxycodone and obtaining a controlled substance by fraud, continued to June 22 at which time defendant is to return to court with an attorney.

•Christopher C. Monday, sale of oxycodone, delivery of oxycodone and obtaining a controlled substance by fraud, forfeiture and capias issued for failure to appear; ordered held for bond hearing.

•Steven Ray Sherrill, theft of more than $500 and two counts of theft of less than $500, continued to June 22.

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