Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

December 28, 2006

Bond denied Hughes in shooting death case

By Michael R. Moser / Chronicle editor

The suspect in a summer shooting death has again been denied a reduction of her $250,000 bond and her second-degree murder case is now continued until March 12.

Simone G. Hughes, 41, Pomona Rd., is charged with the Aug. 19 shooting death of Larry Don Hughes, 42, Davidson Lane, who died from a gunshot wound to the upper body while camping at the Clifty River, authorities said.

Testimony during a preliminary hearing held not long after Simone Hughes was charged indicated that the shooting stemmed from a domestic spat that broke out because Larry Hughes had left the campsite and remained away longer than Simone Hughes thought he should have.

Hughes was indicted in the November session of the grand jury at which time state prosecutors presented a list of 21 potential witnesses. TBI Agent Tommy Calahan and Sheriff's Investigator Casey Cox signed the grand jury indictment.

During the hearing held last week Hughes' mother, Judith Richards, was the only witness to testify. She said that her daughter had lived in the Crossville area for 21 years and had lived on and off with her. However, her daughter always tried to live on her own, Richards testified.

Under cross examination from Assistant Attorney General Gary McKenzie, Richards did admit that her daughter had a lengthy criminal record and in the past had fled from court appearances.

Criminal Court Judge David Patterson then ruled that the $250,000 bond would remain and that the case would be moved to the March 12 hearing date.

In other cases, the following took place.

Guilty pleas

•Scottie D. Ingram, 31, charged with theft more than $1,000, pleaded guilty to the charge and received a four-year suspended sentence with 100 days to serve and the remainder on probation, and is to pay court costs.

•Amy Teleah Vaughn, 19, charged with aggravated sexual battery, pleaded guilty to attempted aggravated sexual battery and will face a sentencing hearing on April 16.

Motions/hearings

•Brian A. Arms, money laundering, pre-trial diversion granted on the charge of worthless check more than $500, placed on probation for two years and to pay $900 restitution to First National Bank of the Cumberlands.

•Nicholas Neil Brady, child abuse of someone under the age of six and child abuse of someone under the age of 18, received pre-trial diversion and was granted probation for two years, must pay court costs and attend parenting classes.

•Vivian June Rodriguez, four counts each of forgery and passing a forged instrument, two years in prison on each count, consecutive and to be served for a two year sentence in community corrections and to pay restitution.

Return with attorney

•Daniel A. Bazinet, possession of more than .5 grams of cocaine with intent to sell or deliver, continued until Jan. 24 at which time defendant is to return to court with an attorney.

•Jack A. Cresap, aggravated sexual battery, continued until March 12.

•Kenneth M. Godsey, initiating the process to manufacture methamphetamine, continued until Jan. 24 at which time defendant is to return to court with an attorney.

•Justin Ryan Graham, unlawful consumption, continued until Jan. 24 at which time defendant is to return to court with an attorney.

•Paula Greenlee, possession of cocaine and possession of Diazepam with intent to sell or deliver in a school zone, forfeiture and capias issued for failure to appear; ordered held without bond.

•Eddie W. Mackey, possession of more than .5 grams of methamphetamine with intent to sell or deliver and introducing contraband into a penal institution, motion to suppress filed; hearing set for Feb. 16.

•Joey Lynn Quatman, four counts of burglary and criminal trespass, Public Defender's Office appointed to represent the defendant; continued until Jan. 24.

•John J. Sexton, aggravated child abuse under the age of six, continued until Jan. 24 at which time defendant is to return to court with an attorney.

•Frankie L. Slaven Jr., hindering a secured creditor, continued until Jan. 24.

•Willie J. Staggs, aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary and aggravated assault, continued until Jan. 24 at which time defendant is to return to court with an attorney.

•Timothy Joseph Thompson, burglary, continued until Jan. 24 at which time defendant is to return to court with an attorney.

•Aaron Paul Tiffany, domestic assault and filing a false report, continued until Jan. 24 at which time defendant is to return to court with an attorney.

•Donnie L. Rogers, five counts of forgery and four counts of worthless checks less than $500, continued until Jan. 24 at which time defendant is to return to court with an attorney.

Arraignment

•Martha Mae Bohannon, second offense driving on a revoked license, Public Defender's Office appointed to represent the defendant; continued until Jan. 19.

•Jeremy Wayne Donahue, aggravated burglary and aggravated assault, continued until Jan. 24 at which time defendant is to return to court with an attorney.

•Todd E. Marshall, forgery and passing a forged instrument, continued until Jan. 5.

•Donald Crumley, theft more than $500, continued until Jan. 24 at which time defendant is to return to court with an attorney.

•Andrew K. West, manufacturing methamphetamine, Public Defender's Office appointed to represent the defendant; continued until Jan. 24.

Deadline docket

•Michael Darrell Willis, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, set for trial March 20.

•Rhonda J. Beeler, vehicular homicide by intoxication, set for trial April 14.

•Kevin D. Blaisdell, driving under the influence, reckless driving and felony evading arrest, continued until Jan. 19.

•Jack W. Brumbalough Sr., first-degree murder, felony murder and especially aggravated robbery, continued until Feb. 16.

•Kevin M. Burgess, theft more than $1,000, continued until Jan. 24.

•Beverly K. Dodge, third offense driving on a revoked license, continued until Jan. 19.

•Robert A. Durbin, manufacturing less than .5 grams of methamphetamine, continued until Jan. 24.

•George E. Erwin Jr., reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon, set for trial March 20.

•John Arthur Fessler, two counts of aggravated assault, continued until Jan. 24.

•Susan R. Franklin, money laundering, continued until Jan. 24.

•Glenn E. Jackson Sr., theft more than $1,000 and worthless check more than $1,000, continued until Jan. 24.

•Jennifer Sue Jones, iniating the process to manufacture methamphetamine, continued until Jan. 24.

•Joseph L. Lamontagne, setting fire to personal property, dropped.

•Monica Manning Latham, aggravated assault, dismissed on advice of a state attorney who told local prosecutors that the charge was incorrect and should be changed or amended. Because the grandmother of the deceased child listed as the victim in this case expressed a desire that the charge not be pursued, no decision was made on amending the charge at this time.

•Gary A. Molthen, violation of the revenue law, set for trial March 29.

•Wade Anthony Parsons, possession of methamphetamine for sale or delivery, possession of cocaine for sale or delivery and possession of Psilocbin, continued until Jan. 24.

•Joshua Lynn Sherrill, two counts of aggravated burglary, burglary, two counts of theft more than $1,000 and theft more than $500, continued until Jan. 24.

•Patricia L. Sherrill, manufacture of less than .5 grams of methamphetamine and possession of Alprazolam with intent to sell or deliver, continued until Jan. 24.

•Alvin Douglas Sink, simple possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia, motion to suppress filed; hearing set for 1 p.m. Feb. 16.

•Jeffery L. Tabor, possession of methamphetamine for resale, two counts of sale of methamphetamine, two counts of delivery of .5 grams of meth and possession of drug paraphernalia, continued until Jan. 24 at which time defendant is to return to court with an attorney.

•Michael William Keck, simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, remanded back to General Sessions Court for the Jan. 18 docket.

•Preston Ray Sharp, pre-trial diversion application filed in two counts of rape, hearing set for Jan. 24.

•Kevin Patrick Whitnum, identity theft, pre-trial diversion set for Jan. 24.

•Jesse Everetts, motion for early release, denied.

•Brian Jolley, motion for early release, denied.

•Padgett R. Barron, motion to waive fines and court costs in multiple-forgery and passing a forged instrument convictions, had motion denied.

•Dane L. Duckett, convicted of attempt to manufacture of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, motion for new trial continued until April 16.

•Darren B. Hamby, motion to waive $7,260 in fines and/or court costs, denied.

•Joseph Oren Miller, motion to reduce aggravated kidnapping case, denied.