A Cumberland County man accused of setting his family's home on fire pleaded guilty arson in Criminal Court and received a four-year prison sentence that was suspended for four years on probation.

Jacob Lee Hood, 26, no address available, pleaded guilty to setting the August 2009 fire at a Deep Draw Rd. residence.

The incident rose from a domestic situation that escalated. No one was injured but there was a lot of damage to the Homestead house that was set on fire.

The incident was investigated by Sheriff's Investigator Casey Cox and County/City Arson Investigator Rick Myers.

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

Guilty pleas

•Donathan G. Davis, sale and/or delivery of a schedule III drug, pleaded guilty to the indictment and received a five-year suspended sentence to be served under house arrest of the community corrections program. Fine was waived; to pay court costs and $150 restitution to the state.

•Ray Maurice Martin, 43, charged with third offense driving on a revoked license, pleaded guilty to the indictment and was sentenced to serve 150 days in jail.

•Justin McCormic, 29, charged with five counts of violation of the bad check law, pleaded guilty to two counts of issuing worthless checks and received a two-year suspended sentence to be served on probation. This sentence is to be served consecutive to a violation of probation sentence. He is to pay $150 to the Economic Crime Fund and restitution to all victims.

•Joshua Alex Rector, 21, charged with two counts of fraudulent use of a credit card, pleaded guilty to one count and received an 11-month and 29-day suspended sentence to be served on probation. Is to pay $75 to the Economic Crime Fund and perform 20 hours of community service.

•Melanie A. Savage, charged with sale and/or delivery of a schedule III drug and theft less than $500, pleaded guilty to sale and delivery of a schedule III drug and received a four-year suspended sentence. That sentence was then probated to eight years on probation with 120 days to serve in jail. Theft charge was dropped.

•Joshua D. Harper, two counts of auto burglary, pleaded guilty to the charge and received a two-year suspended sentence, probated to four years on supervised probation, and is to make $1,500 restitution. Sentence is concurrent with other auto burglary convictions.

•Lancy D. Szady, 21, charged with burglary of an auto and theft more than $500, pleaded guilty to both charges and received a two-year suspended sentence, probated to four years on supervised probation with condition he seek in-patient drug rehab treatment. Probation will be transferred to Main. Also is to pay $1,900 restitution.

•Ronnie Daniel Webb, 27, charged with two counts of theft more than $500 and two counts of worthless check more than $1,000, pleaded guilty to all charges and received a total of four years to be served on probation. He is to pay more than $7,300 restitution to seven victims.

•Terry Lee Cravens, 27, charged with promotion of the manufacture of methamphetamine, pleaded guilty to the charge and received a five-year suspended sentence. First year is to be served under house arrest of the community corrections program followed by four years on supervised probation.

•Daniel Ray Reed, 22, charged with two counts of theft less than $500, pleaded guilty to both counts and was placed on 11-months and 29-days probation on each count, to run consecutively for a total of two years.

•David Alan Waldo, 30, charged with third offense driving under the influence, pleaded guilty to first offense drunk driving and received an 11-month and 29-day suspended sentence with 30 days to serve on weekends and the remainder on probation. He was fined $360 and court costs. Waldo was also charged with possession of a firearm while intoxicated and received an 11-month and 29-day suspended sentence and forfeited the weapon.

Set for trial

•John Joseph Thompson, five counts of aggravated burglary, five counts of theft more than $1,000 and vandalism more than $500, motion hearing date set for June 11; set for trial July 7.

•Eugene A. Sparks, sale and/or delivery of a schedule III drug and theft less than $500, set for trial July 14.

•Timothy Shaun Rutherford, premeditated first-degree murder, felony first-degree murder and especially aggravated robbery, motion hearings set for June 11; set for trial Aug. 3.

•Michael Kyle Whicher, premeditated first-degree murder, felony first-degree murder and especially aggravated robbery, motion hearings set for June 11; set for trial Aug. 3.

Arraignment

The following defendants made their first appearance in court following their indictment by the grand jury.

•Jedidiah Josiah Hoskins, manufacture of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine for sale or delivery, possession of a schedule III drug and possession of drug paraphernalia, Kevin Bryant appointed to represent the defendant; continued to June 11.

•Jeffrey Alan Kline, possession of a firearm while in commission of a felony, Public Defender's Office appointed to represent the defendant; continued to June 11.

•Adam Leroy Phillips, manufacture of methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine for sale and/or delivery, Matt Edwards appointed to represent the defendant; continued to June 11.

•Brandi Danielle Welch, manufacture of methamphetamine, possession of meth for sale and/or delivery and possession of a schedule III drug, continued to May 7.

Continued as boundover

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

•Justin A. McCormic, three counts of violation of the bad check law, state to drop the charges.

Return with an attorney

•Donald Russell Keyes, forgery, passing a forged instrument and theft more than $1,000, continued to May 7.

•Kimberly M. Randolph, initiation of the process to manufacture methamphetamine, bond set at $15,000; continued to July 6.

•James Michael Richards, initiation of the process to manufacture methamphetamine and unlawful possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, continued to May 14.

•Nathan Wayne Selby, promotion of the manufacture of methamphetamine and fourth offense driving on a suspended license, Public Defender's Office appointed to represent the defendant; to pay $250 toward representation and continued to June 11.

•Mark Winton, aggravated burglary and theft more than $500, Public Defender's Office appointed to represent the defendant; continued to June 11.

Deadline docket

•Eric Robert Berghauser, aggravated sexual battery, continued to May 14.

•Brandy Lee Gunter, initiation of the process to manufacture methamphetamine, Carolyn Knight appointed to represent the defendant; bond set at $60,000 and continued to May 7.

•Jerry Randolph, promotion of the manufacture of methamphetamine, continued to June 11.

•Donald Dale Sandstedt, rape, Public Defender's Office appointed to represent the defendant; to pay $50 toward representation and continued to Aug. 18.

•Brandi Danielle Welch, sale and/or delivery of a schedule III drug, continued to May 7.

Community corrections

•Wendy Lynn Atkinson, Kevin Poore appointed to represent the defendant; revocation hearing set for May 7.

•Howard Wayne Bell, request for bond denied; ordered held without bond for revocation hearing set for May 7.

•William E. Benge, aggravated burglary, bond set at $10,000; revocation hearing continued to May 7.

•Donathan G. Davis, on community corrections because of multiple counts of passing a forged instrument, attempt to pass a forged instrument, simple possession of oxycontin, theft of merchandise, filing a false report and fraudulent transfer of a motor vehicle, had probation revoked because of new charges and violations; ordered to serve balance of his sentence.

•Ryan M. Halmontaller, bond denied; Public Defender's Office appointed to represent the defendant; probation revocation hearing continued to May 7.

Probation violation

•Kelly R. Barnwell, Public Defender's Office appointed to represent the defendant; revocation hearing continued to May 7.

•Honald A. Bilbrey II, revocation hearing continued to Oct. 8.

•Benjamine E. Cline III, probation revocation hearing continued to Oct. 8.

•Holly L. Collins, on probation because of aggravated burglary and theft more than $1,000, had probation revoked because of violations and was ordered to serve the balance of her sentence.

•Heather Ladawn Copeland, probation extended six months from May 20; to serve 90 days in jail with credit for time served because of violations.

•Jennifer Marie Houston, capias and forfeiture issued for failure to appear; ordered held for bond hearing.

•Richard L. Howard, motion for bond denied; ordered held for May 7 revocation hearing.

•Alvin F. Lane, probation revocation warrant dismissed; allowed to continue on probation.

•Joseph Lee Manning, Public Defender's Office appointed to represent the defendant; bond set at $1,000 and revocation hearing continued to May 14.

•Justin Alan McCormic, on probation because of aggravated statutory rape, aggravated burglary and theft more than $10,000 charges, had probation revoked and was ordered to serve the balance of his sentence.

•Raymond H. Morgan, denied motion for bond; continued to May 7 at 1 p.m. with Public Defender's Office appointed to represent the defendant.

•Franklin Shaun Moser, on probation because of two counts of possession of a schedule VI drug for sale and/or delivery and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, had probation revoked because of violations; ordered to serve the balance of his sentence if defendant does not complete an in-house program.

•Larry Robert Nale, probation revocation hearing continued to May 7.

•Nathan D. Perrigan, on probation because of burglary, theft, simple possession and driving under the influence charges, had probation revoked and was ordered to serve the balance of his sentence.

•Anthony Joshua Powell, Tom Beesley appointed to represent the defendant; revocation hearing continued.

•Mark Winton, probation revocation hearing continued to June 11.

•Kelly Michelle Young, revocation hearing continued to May 7.

•William N. Prescott Jr., on probation because of a third offense drunk driving and revoked license charges, had probation extended one year or until all is paid.

•Allen Wesley Nixon, on probation because of four counts of issuing worthless checks, had probation revoked because of violations and was ordered to serve 30 days in jail. He will then be returned to probation.

•Jason Lee Norris, probation violation hearing continued to May 7 at which time Norris was to have returned to court with an attorney.

Motions and hearings

•Robert B. Potts, habitual motor vehicle offender petition to be heard May 14.

•David T. Eldridge, fifth offense driving under the influence, enhanced, continued to May 7.

•David Lee Fish II, domestic assault, to be dropped by the state.

•George Mack Stepp, theft more than $1,000, to pay restitution to the victim and then case will be dropped.

•Brian C. Rector, sale and delivery of more than .5 grams of cocaine and initiation of the process to manufacture methamphetamine, continued to May 14.

•Teresa Lynn Randolph, four counts of TennCare fraud, continued to May 14.

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