Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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January 28, 2011

Guilty plea entered in methamphetamine case

CROSSVILLE — A woman driving at a high rate of speed that attracted the attention of a Crossville Police officer that led to her arrest in a methamphetamine case pleaded guilty in Cumberland County Criminal Court this week.

Vicky Eldridge Padgett, 41, who listed a Hwy. 127 N, address, had been indicted on a charge of initiation of the process to manufacture meth but pleaded guilty Tuesday to attempt to manufacture meth, a Class C felony and received a three-year suspended sentence to be served on supervised probation.

In June 2008, Crossville Police were searching for a burglary suspect when Padgett driving a 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 went speeding past Sgt. Chris Kendrick. The officer stopped on Hwy. 70 W. Upon being given consent to search the vehicle, police recovered a black bag behind the driver's seat containing numerous items commonly associated with the manufacture of meth. Also found was a set of digital scales and $276 cash, a baggie of methamphetamine and unknown pills.

The suspect was cited for speeding and the case later presented to the grand jury.

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

Continued as boundovers

The following cases are still pending action of the grand jury.

•Adam Clint Campbell, manufacture, delivery or sell of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance for resale and possession of drug paraphernalia, continued to March 22.

•Aaron Noah Ford, violation of an order of protection and violation of bond conditions, continued to March 22.

•Larry Kevin Mott, manufacture or possession of a controlled substance for resale, continued to March 22.

•Carrie Rector, possession of a schedule drug for resale and introducing contraband into a penal institution, continued to March 22.

•Alvin Douglas Sink Sr., child abuse/neglect and resisting arrest, continued to March 22.

•Jeffery L. Tabor, child neglect, continued to March 22.

Arraignment

The following defendants made their first appearance in Criminal Court after being indicted by the grand jury.

•John Altum, initiation of the process to manufacture methamphetamine, Douglas Fields appointed to represent the defendant; continued to Feb. 18.

•Dallas Kent Brady, possession of a controlled substance with intent to sale or deliver, continued to Jan. 26.

•Emilee Belle Breazeale, aggravated burglary, theft more than $1,000 and three counts of fraudulent use of a debit card, Public Defender's Office appointed to represent the defendant; continued to May 6.

•John Brunswick, aggravated sexual battery and rape of a child, continued to May 6.

•Jean Ann Cowen, attempted kidnapping, sexual battery, two counts of criminal trespass, resisting arrest, second offense driving under the influence, theft more than $1,000, evading arrest and driving on a revoked license, continued to Jan. 26.

•Robert Anthony Cressel, burglary and theft more than $1,000, Public Defender's Office appointed to represent the defendant; continued to May 6.

•Bethel Ryan Flynn, sex crime, continued to Feb. 18 at which time defendant is to return to court with an attorney.

•Aaron Noah Ford, domestic assault and violation of an order of protection, Public Defender's Office appointed to represent the defendant; continued to May 6.

•Rickie L. Keys, rape and sexual battery, continued to May 6.

•Melanie Mahaney, forgery and passing a forged instrument, forfeiture and capias issued for failure to appear; ordered held for bond hearing.

•Robert Dennis Morgenstern, seven counts of aggravated burglary and seven counts of theft more than $1,000, Public Defender's Office appointed to represent the defendant; continued to March 22.

•David Theodore Pellett, two counts of aggravated sexual battery, Public Defender's Office appointed to represent the defendant; continued to Feb. 18.

•Kylo Keith Smith, promotion of the manufacture of methamphetamine, Tiffany Lyon appointed to represent the defendant; continued to Jan. 26.

•Steven Lee Sneed, rape, Public Defender's Office appointed to represent the defendant; continued to Feb. 18.

•James Lee Swallows, two counts of violation of community supervision for life, Public Defender's Office appointed to represent the defendant; continued to May 6.

•Johnathon Chris Turner, theft more than $1,000, third offense driving under the influence, aggravated assault and evading arrest, Public Defender's Office appointed to represent the defendant; continued to May 6.

•Samuel Ezekiel Tuttle, possession of Oxycodone for sale or delivery, possession of a firearm, possession of a legend drug and theft more than $1,000, continued to Feb. 18 at which time defendant is to return to court with an attorney.

•James Don Cumby, aggravated burglary and theft more than $10,000, Public Defender's Office appointed to represent the defendant; continued to Feb. 18 for bond hearing.

•Bradley A. Price, TennCare fraud, Public Defender's Office appointed to represent the defendant; bond set at $10,000 and continued to May 6.

Superceding indictment

•William Howard Wachenheim, burglary, theft more than $1,000 and vandalism less than $500, continued to May 6.

Return with attorney

•Christopher Michael Grainger, burglary and vandalism less than $500, Public Defender's Office appointed to represent the defendant; continued to May 6.

•Anthony Heath Howard, theft more than $1,000, in the Putnam County jail; transport order to be issued for Feb. 2.

Deadline docket

•Hank Williams King Jr., theft more than $10,000, third offense driving under the influence and driving on a revoked license, forfeiture and capias issued for failure to appear; ordered held for bond hearing.

•Austin Shane Lewis, aggravated burglary, criminal simulation and theft more than $10,000, continued to Feb. 18.

•Joshua Aaron Taylor, six counts of auto burglary, theft more than $10,000 and theft more than $1,000, continued to March 7.

Habitual motor vehicle offender petitions

•Gregory T. Abston, continued to Feb. 18.

•Jessica L. Dyer, continued to Feb. 18.

Motions and hearings

•Gary Allen Chapman, aggravated sexual battery, aggravated kidnapping and aggravated robbery, motion by Douglas Fields to withdraw from case due to conflict granted; motion hearing set for Feb. 18; trial set for March 28.

•Peggy Jean Hall, six counts of forgery, six counts of passing a forged instrument and fraudulent use of a credit card, continued to Feb. 18.

•David Anthony Morris, rape, motion hearing set for March 7 at 11 a.m.

•Jesse M. Smallwood, sale of more than .5 gram of cocaine and possession of more than .5 gram of cocaine with intent to sell, continued to May 13.

•Danny Ray Smith, three counts of rape of a child, motion hearing set for March 7.

Probation violations

•Andrea Lynne Allred, on probation because of initiation and promotion of meth and simple possession of meth cases, had her probation revoked because of violations and was transferred to house arrest of community corrections.

•Angela Diane Baker, on probation because of a theft more than $1,000, had probation revoked and was transferred to house arrest of community corrections to be supervised in White County.

•Nicholas Neil Brady, probation revocation hearing continued to March 7.

•Jerri Lea Brown, probation revocation hearing continued to Feb. 18.

•Jodie Marie Carroll, forfeiture and capias issued for failure to appear for revocation hearing; ordered held without bond for bond hearing.

•Richard M. Frazier, probation revocation hearing continued to Feb. 18 at which time defendant is to return to court with an attorney.

•Sandra Joyce Grisham, on probation because of initiation of the process to manufacture meth, had probation revoked because of violations and was ordered to serve one year in jail and then be released back on probation.

•Joshua Johnathon Harper, on probation because of two auto burglary charges, had probation revoked and was ordered to serve 45 days in jail and then released under house arrest of community corrections.

•Daniel L. Jackson, on probation because of aggravated burglary and theft more than $1,000, had probation revoked and was transferred to supervision of community corrections with credit for time served.

•Larry Alan Selby, on probation because of forgery charges, had probation revoked because of violations and was ordered to serve balance of his sentence.

•Sammy Royal Spivey, probation revocation hearing continued to Feb. 18.

•James Edgar Vandever, had probation revocation hearing continued to Feb. 2.

•Jacob Lee Hood, Douglas Fields appointed to represent the defendant; revocation hearing continue to March 22.

•Michael John Randolph, on probation because of a driving under the influence charge, had probation revoked and was ordered to serve six months in jail.

•Melanie A. Savage, on probation because of sale and/or delivery of a controlled substance and theft less than $500 charges, had probation revoked because of violations; probation fees waived.

•Jason Aaron McCulley, on probation because of aggravated burglary, theft less than $500 and forgery and passing a forged instrument charges, had probation revoked because of violations and was ordered to serve balance of sentence.

Community corrections

•Serena Kay Weaks, probation revocation hearing continued to Feb. 18.

•Jeffery Lee Cravens, Public Defender's Office appointed to represent the defendant; revocation hearing continued to Feb. 18.

•Richard Miles Seiber Jr., on probation because of a promotion of the manufacture of meth, simple possession of meth and evading arrest charges, had probation revoked because of violations and was ordered to serve balance of his sentence.

 

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