Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Area News

May 29, 2009

Defendant pleads to forgery; trial set on assault, escape

A Cumberland County man who faces a trial next month on escape and assault charges pleaded guilty May 8 to an unrelated forgery charge stemming from a burglary.

Jimmy Franklin Brown, 40, whose last known address was on Deck Rd., entered a sentencing agreement to the charge of attempt to pass a forged instrument before Judge David Patterson.

Brown had originally been indicted on charges of aggravated burglary, theft more than $1,000 and forgery.

In exchange for his plea to misdemeanor attempt to pass a forged instrument charge, he was sentenced to an 11-month and 29-day suspended sentence to be served on probation.

Brown is to go on trial July 7 on charges of aggravated assault of an officer, attempted escape and vandalism of government property less than $500 from an incident May 5, 2007.

He is accused of assaulting a county correctional officer with a tire iron in an escape attempt while being transported from the Justice Center to Cumberland Medical Center.

An unrelated charge of arson of a structure was continued until July 7.

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

Pleas/diversions

•Georgia Irene Slagle, two counts of TennCare fraud, pre-trial diversion granted; placed on probation for two years and to pay restitution.

•Jacob Allen Bennett, 21, theft more than $1,000, pleaded guilty to theft less than $500 and received a two-year suspended sentence to be served on good behavior probation. There was no restitution involved in this case.

•Jeremy Alan Hall, aggravated burglary and theft more than $1,000, judicial diversion granted on plea of guilty to aggravated burglary. Placed on probation for three years. Remaining charge was dismissed.

Arraignment

•Aubrey Chantel Braunm, initiation of the process to manufacture methamphetamine, Kevin Bryant appointed to represent the defendant; continued to Sept. 23.

•Charles D. Trisdale, initiation of the process to manufacture methamphetamine, forfeiture and capias issued for failure to appear; ten days in jail and hold for bond hearing.

Text Only
Area News
  • Council votes to seek RFQs for wastewater operation

    The city of Crossville has had a 20-year relationship with Veolia Water, the contractor that currently operates the wastewater treatment plant for the city, and while council members say they don't have a problem with the company's service, they have voted to send out requests for qualifications (RFQ) to determine if they have the best company operating the facility.

    April 16, 2014

  • Police: Couple sets up house in Tansi pool

    A Lake Tansi couple who suddenly found themselves without shelter set up a temporary home in an indoor pool area at the resort/retirement community, according to police arrest reports.

    April 16, 2014

  • certifying machines.jpg Certifying early voting machines

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mobile Vet Center in town Wednesday

    The Department of Veterans Affairs will have a Mobile Vet Center (MVC) in Crossville at the Cumberland County Community Complex 1398 Livingston Rd. on Wednesday, April 16. MVC 844 will be at the Community Complex from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

    April 15, 2014

  • The Palm Tree Revisited

    Palm Sunday is right around the corner. Since we don't have palm trees in our neck of the woods, there probably aren't many people who think about their unique characteristics. Several years ago I read a devotional by Dr. Cecil A. Fayard Jr., “The Palm Tree Revisited,” and want to share some highlights.

    April 15, 2014

  • Crossville breakfast rotary.jpg Rotarians support United Fund

    On Wednesday, March 26, Crossville Breakfast Rotary President Jeff Vires presented a $1,000 check from the Crossville Breakfast Rotary Club to Carmen Wyatt, board president of United Fund, and Holly Neal, executive director of the United Fund. The United Fund of Cumberland County, Inc. provides administrative and other central services for the public and private health, welfare, character building and recreation, education service, charitable and philanthropic agencies and community organizations and the general public of Crossville, Cumberland County and the vicinity.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • tree of distinction.jpg Tree of Distinction?

    In the articles on Trees of Distinction, the Crossville Tree Board usually highlights a tree in the community that is an exemplary specimen of the species.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Bids OK'd for used oil collection program

    Several bids were approved recently by the Cumberland County Financial Management Committee for the purchase and installation of equipment for a used oil collecting program from an oil grant awarded by the state for the county's solid waste and recycling department.

    April 14, 2014

  • No show burglary defendant pleads to 8 years

    A Cumberland County man who at least twice failed to appear in court for his trial on burglary and theft charges pleaded guilty in Cumberland County Criminal Court and received an eight-year prison sentence.

    April 14, 2014

  • Panel wants rid of portables

    Members of the Cumberland County Board of Education have begun a study of school enrollment, capacity and facility needs as the open enrollment period for the school system nears in June.

    April 14, 2014

Marketplace Marquee
Must Read
Section Teases
Seasonal Content
Parade
AP Video
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Weather Radar