Thomas Mack Arnold Sr. was standing before Criminal Court Judge David Patterson for the second month in a row, seeking release from an order to serve the balance of his prison sentence because of probation violations.

The result was the same.

Arnold, 37, of Clinton St., Harriman, pleaded guilty to an information on May 21, 2018, to theft of more than $2,500, felony evading arrest and reckless endangerment. The charges stem from a May 3, 2018, flight from police on a stolen motorcycle

At that time, he agreed to a two-year prison sentence and was released in November of last year on probation for the balance of the two years.

In January, Arnold was arrested for possession of a .22 rifle while intoxicated, resisting a stop, arrest or search, possession of a weapon for the purpose of going armed, possession of diazepam, possession of marijuana and driving on a suspended license.

He never reported to his probation officer after being arrested, Department of Corrections and Parole Probation Officer Christopher Goddard testified last week.

In March, Arnold was arrested in Scott County on new charges that included possession of methamphetamine and criminal impersonation.

Conditions of probation include not being around alcohol, not be in possession of a firearm and obeying all laws.

Arnold was found in violation of terms of his probation and was ordered to serve the balance of his sentence. In a hearing last month, Arnold asked for early release so he could attend important family events, with family members testifying.

Last week, Goddard was the only witness called during the brief hearing. Arnold opted to give a statement of elocution. Those statements are not given under oath or subject to questioning by state prosecutors. They are not considered evidence, and it is up to the judge as to how much importance he places on the statement.

In his brief statement, Arnold asked for a chance to get out of jail and to prove to his son and his father that he can obey all laws and turn his life around.

“I am 100% positive I will change,” Arnold said.

His attorney, David Nimmo, added that the probation violation was Arnold’s first and that he was asking for release or an alternative sentence.

Patterson’s ruling was swift. “When Mr. Arnold pled, he agreed to the sentencing and then committed other offenses … there was a weapon involved, he does not report, there are more charges.”

He then denied the motion for early release.

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

•Lyndsey Brooke Allred, appeared before court to present her certificate of completion of long-term in-house treatment, having graduated from the Teen and Adult Challenge program. Judge Patterson congratulated her on her life-changing accomplishment, recognizing it was not an easy commitment, and encouraged her to continue her efforts.

•Randy Richard Bilbrey, probation violation hearing continued to July 9.

•Robert Dewayne Bowling, probation violation hearing on court costs owed continued until July 9 at which time Bowling is to return to court with an attorney. He owes around $3,600 in fines and court costs.

•David Bramblett, motion to be removed from Community Supervision for life denied because state law does not allow the judge to take that action. Bramblett said he has been on community supervision for 17 years because of an old sexual battery conviction.

•Christopher Shane Brown, agreed to pay $200 restitution and as a result, was removed from supervised probation. Court costs were waived.

•Marvin Alonzo Bullock, motion for release due to medical condition denied and probation violation hearing continued to July 9.

•Tawnee Lee Cantrell, pleaded guilty to probation violation and agreed to serve 90 days at 75 percent and then be released back on probation for the balance of a one-year sentence.

•Daniel Verlin Clower Jr., Public Defender’s Office appointed to represent Clower and Drug Court supervision violation hearing continued to July 9.

•Robert Stanley Davis, probation violations hearing continued to July 9.

•Ronald Dale Dillaha, probation violation hearing continued to July 9 at which time Dillaha is to return to court with an attorney.

•Christopher Lee Duff, pleaded guilty to probation violations and is to serve the balance of a six-year prison sentence with credit for time already served.

•Bessie Lynn Ellis, pleaded guilty to probation violation and was released on supervised probation for the balance of a one-year sentence with fine and court costs waived.

•Kevin Michael Garner, pleaded guilty to probation violations and was given credit for time served in the 2011 case. Court costs were waived.

•Casey Blake Hamby, vandalism of more than $1,000 continued to July 9 so officials can determine where he is being held in state custody.

•Donathan Leon Herron, probation violation hearing continued to July 9.

•Herbert James Holter III, probation violation hearing continued to July 9.

•Joseph Matthew Hooper, Jeff Vires appointed to represent Hooper and probation violation hearing continued to July 9.

•Sean Douglas Horn, probation violation hearing continued to July 9.

•Christian Gage Houston, probation violation hearing continued to July 9.

•Joshua Daniel Hutson, probation violation hearing continued to June 24.

•Scott Monroe Hyder, probation violation hearing continued to July 9.

•Tammy Renee Jackson, probation violation hearing continued to July 9.

•Bret Alan Kearley, B. Elizabeth Roderick appointed to represent Kearley and continued to July 9.

•Brandon James Lakins, pleaded guilty to probation violations and agreed to serve 60 days in jail and then be returned to supervised probation.

•Zachary Allen Lewis, probation violations hearing continued to July 9.

•Stanley Eugene Lloyd Jr., probation violation hearing continued to July 9.

•Kara Alease Manley, probation violation hearing continued to July 9.

•Leslie Michelle Matheny, Public Defender’s Office appointed to represent Matheny and probation violation hearing continued to July 9.

•Jason Dewayne Moore, probation violation hearing continued to July 9.

•Nichole Larae Morgan, pleaded guilty to probation violations and agreed to serve 30 days in jail.

•Kara Bess Overton, probation violation hearing continued to July 9.

•Angela Marie Peck, probation violations, Drug Court supervision application filed and continued to July 8 for monitoring.

•Erica Nicole Pennington, Public Defender’s Office appointed to represent Pennington and probation violation hearing continued to July 9.

•Harlan Clay Phillips, pleaded guilty to probation violation and was granted credit for time served. Phillips was then released to house arrest supervision of community corrections.

•Ashley Nicole Standridge, Public Defender’s Office appointed to represent Standridge and probation violation hearing continued to July 9.

•Sean Michael Taylor, probation violation hearing continued to July 9.

•Tracy Jo Tindall, probation violation hearing continued to July 8.

•Mark Anthony Williams, pleaded guilty to probation violation and agreed to serve the balance of a three-year sentence.

•Timothy Steven Woodcock, Drug Court application pending and probation violation hearing continued for monitoring to July 9.

•Robert Brent Young, Public Defender’s Office appointed to represent Young and probation violation hearing continued to July 9.

Michael Moser may be reached at mmoser@crossville-chronicle.com