A Fentress County man who fled from the scene of a gas station burglary, leaving behind a female accomplice, has pleaded guilty in Cumberland County Criminal Court and received a total of three years in prison.

Edward Scott Hood, 42, of 500 Rosedale Ave., Jamestown, faced up to 12 years in prison on charges of burglary, theft less than $500, vandalism less than $500 and evading arrest.

He pleaded guilty to all four charges and received one two-year sentence and three 11 month and 29 days sentences with the misdemeanor sentences to be served concurrently but consecutively to the two-year sentence.

The three-year sentence in Cumberland County is to be served concurrently with a sentence being served in Fentress County.

In September Crossville Police responded to a burglary alarm at the Marathon station on Hwy. 127 N near the I-40 intersection and found a rear glass door broken. Police observed a man and woman in a car parked behind a nearby motel but when they went to check the couple, the man fled.

Cigarettes taken in the break-in were recovered near the vehicle.

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

No true bill

The grand jury determined there was not enough evidence in the following cases to forward the charges to Criminal Court. As a result, the charges are dropped.

•Franklin D. Copeland, assault.

•Kelly William Demoe, domestic assault.

Continued boundovers

The following cases are still pending action before the county grand jury.

•John Paul Brown, evading arrest, Robert Zecher appointed to represent the defendant; continued to Jan. 20.

•Jeffery Michael Hayes, aggravated assault with a weapon, robbery and aggravated burglary, continued to Jan. 20.

•Brenda L. Jenkin, domestic assault, continued to Jan. 20.

•Edward Ray Johnson, criminal simulation, continued to Jan. 25.

•Norman C. LaRue, promotion of the manufacture of methamphetamine, possession of a legend drug and possession of drug paraphernalia, continued to Jan. 20.

•Kristy L. McDonald, simple possession of methamphetamine and promotion of the manufacture of meth, continued to Jan. 20.

•Michelle Lee Owens, assault on an officer, continued to Jan. 20.

•Stephen Walter Sherrill, possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a weapon, continued to Jan. 20.

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