Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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March 4, 2013

Tansi gun incident draws forfeiture of weapon, alcohol treatment

CROSSVILLE — A Cumberland County man accused of displaying a weapon in a menacing manor toward a Lake Tansi Security Officer entered a guilty plea in Criminal Court and as part of the conditions of his plea, was ordered to surrender the handgun used in the incident.

Darnell Durbin, 56, was facing a single count of aggravated assault with a weapon, a class C felony carrying a 3-6 years in prison on conviction. Durbin pleaded guilty to attempted aggravated assault, a class D felony, and received a two-year suspended sentence to be served on supervised probation.

Durbin is also required to forfeit the Kel-Tec .32 automatic handgun used in the incident, and must continue mental health and alcohol treatment as terms of his probation.

The incident occurred Feb. 24, 2012, when Lake Tansi Security Officer Roland Keyes responded to a disturbance call and found Durbin armed with the handgun.

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

Guilty pleas

•Gerod Donnet Wright, 30, charged with sale of more than .5 grams of cocaine and delivery of more than .5 grams of cocaine, pleaded guilty to sale of a schedule II drug and received an eight-year suspended sentence to be served on probation, and was fined $4,000 and court costs.

•Sarah Ann Jacks, 28, possession of more than .5 grams of methamphetamine for resale, pleaded guilty to possession of less than .5 gram of meth for resale, was sentenced to three years in prison with fine waived.

•Juanita R. Duerr, 48, charged with second offense driving under the influence, per se, pleaded guilty to first offense drunk driving and was ordered to serve 15 days in jail, fined $365 and court costs, placed on probation for 11 months and 29 days and loss of license for one year.

•Calvin Glen Edmonds, 44, charged with promotion of the manufacture of methamphetamine, pleaded guilty to the charge and received a two-year suspended sentence to be served on supervised probation.

Judicial diversion

•Larissa Marie Meadows, 26, theft of more than $500, pleaded guilty to the charge and was granted judicial diversion. Meadows is to serve two years on probation and is to pay restitution to victims in the case.

Trials set

•Scotty Lee Meadows, two counts of initiation of the process to manufacture methamphetamine, motion hearing set for March 4; set for trail March 5.

•James L. Swallows, aggravated sexual battery, set for trial March 20.

•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, set for trial March 21.

•Kenneth Howard Iles, aggravated domestic assault with a deadly weapon, and alternate count of aggravated assault, set for trial March 21.

•Lawrence James Brozik, sexual exploitation of a minor (more than 100 images), suppression motion to be heard March 4; set for trial March 27.

Arraignment

•Corin Rose Ramby, two counts of child neglect, Public Defender's Office appointed to represent the defendant; continued to the April 26 discussion docket and May 10 deadline docket.

•Randy James Wheeler, rape, Public Defender's Office appointed to represent the defendant; continued to March 4.

•Bradley James Norris, promotion of the manufacture of methamphetamine and simple possession of marijuana, pre-trial diversion terminated; continued to March 4.

•Freddie Thomas Rector, initiation of the process to manufacture methamphetamine and two counts of child endangerment, continued to the April 26 discussion docket and May 10 deadline docket.

Motions and hearings

•Hubert Ray Brown, aggravated sexual battery, continued to March 4.

•Patricia Roseann Martin, TennCare Fraud, state to drop.

•Marcus Clarnie Melear, habitual motor vehicle offender petition, removed from docket with death of the defendant.

•Joey Allen Pugh, aggravated burglary, continued to March 18.

•Johnathan R. Turner, habitual motor vehicle offender petition, continued to March 18.

•Dana June Forpahl, initiation of the process to manufacture methamphetamine and two counts of child endangerment, continued to the discussion docket of April 26 and deadline docket of May 10.

•Tony Lynn Rains, fourth offense driving under the influence, continued to March 4.

•Cherie Lynn Reid, burglary, aggravated burglary and theft of less than $500, continued to March 18.

•Richard Lynn Sherrill, driving under the influence and violation of the habitual motor vehicle offender law, continued to the April 26 discussion docket and May 10 deadline docket.

•Dennis E. Anderson, driving under the influence, possession of a prohibited weapon and refusing to take an intoximeter test, continued to March 4.

•Erik J. Hunter, sale and delivery of more than .5 grams of heroin, possession of a weapon during commission of a felony, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and theft of less than $500, continued to April 26 discussion docket and May 10 deadline docket.

•Everett Lawrence Grant, possession of less than .5 grams of methamphetamine for resale, continued to April 26 discussion docket and May 10 deadline docket.

•James A. Sherrill, violation of the habitual motor vehicle offender law order, continued to March 4.

•Steven Brian Turner, burglary and theft of more than $1,000, continued to April 26 discussion docket and May 10 deadline docket; bond set at $1,000.

•Donnie Lynn Rector, five counts of theft of less than $500, Public Defender's Office appointed to represent the defendant; continued to March 4.

Probation violation

•Damon Joshua Allred, probation revocation hearing continued to March 4.

•Michael Lynn Cooper, on probation because of a theft of more than $1,000, had probation extended two years for payment of fine and restitution.

•Brandon A. Clouse, on probation because of a possession of methamphetamine conviction, had probation extended 11 months and 29 days or until all is paid.

•Eric Len Clouse, theft of more than $1,000, had diversion terminated because of violations and was ordered to serve the balance of a two-year sentence or complete rehab.

•Stephanie Y. Dulaney, initiation of the process to manufacture methamphetamine, had probation revoked and was transferred to house arrest of community corrections.

•Jeffery R. Lyle, probation revocation hearing continued to March 18.

•Robert Vincent Miller, on probation because of three counts of credit card fraud, had probation revoked because of violations and was ordered to serve balance of his sentence.

•Larry G. Neal, on probation because of felony evading arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving on a suspended license charges, had probation revoked and was ordered to serve balance of sentence.

•Bradley Jay Netherton, probation revocation hearing continued to March 4.

•Bobby Lynn Norris, probation revocation hearing continued to March 4.

•Jeffrey Patton, criminal simulation, had probation revoked because of violations and was ordered to serve balance of his sentence under house arrest of community corrections.

•Tonya Sue Sparks, probation revocation hearing continued to May 10.

•Michael Shane Underwood, on probation because of a promotion to manufacture methamphetamine, had probation revoked and supervision transferred to Bledsoe County.

•Cody Vance, on probation because of a theft of more than $1,000  charge, had probation revoked because of violations and was ordered to undergo long-term rehab or serve balance of his sentence.

•Kerwin Dashawn Williams, on probation because of three counts of credit card fraud, had probation revoked and was ordered to serve 120 days in jail.

•Christopher C. Monday, on probation because of sale and delivery of a schedule II drug and prescription fraud, Jeff Vires appointed to present Monday. Had case transferred to house arrest of community corrections because of violations.

Community corrections

•Michael Allen Bible, had probation revoked and was ordered to complete long-term rehab or serve entire sentence.

•Hershel David Sanders, had probation revocation hearing continued to Aug. 14.

•Padgett Irizarry Barron, Kevin Bryant appointed to represent the defendant; bond set at $5,000 and revocation hearing continued to March 4.

•Travis L. Sadula, Public Defender's Office appointed to represent the defendant; revocation hearing set for March 4.

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