Court of Criminal Appeals Opinions

Format: 09/02/2015
Format: 09/02/2015
State vs. James Harvest
02C01-9506-CC-00167
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Jon Kerry Blackwood
Hardeman County Court of Criminal Appeals 06/09/97
Barry Wells vs. Ron Rickard
02C01-9610-CV-00358
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Joseph H. Walker, III
Lauderdale County Court of Criminal Appeals 06/09/97
State vs. James Harvest
02C01-9506-CC-00167
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Jon Kerry Blackwood
Hardeman County Court of Criminal Appeals 06/09/97
State of Tennessee vs. Michael Robey
01C01-9607-CR-00291
Authoring Judge: Judge Paul G. Summers
Trial Court Judge: Judge Jane W. Wheatcraft

The appellant, Michael Wayne Robey, was indicted on two counts of aggravated burglary and two counts of theft. As part of a plea agreement, the two theft charges were dismissed; and he pled guilty to two counts of aggravated burglary. The appellant was classified as a Range II, multiple offender and the state recommended concurrent sentences of seven years at 35%.

Sumner County Court of Criminal Appeals 06/06/97
State of Tennessee vs. Eldred Reid
01C01-9511-CC-00390
Authoring Judge: Judge William M. Barker
Trial Court Judge: Judge J. S. Daniel

The Appellant, Eldreid Reid, appeals as of right his conviction and sentence for one count of rape. He argues on appeal:

 (1) The trial court erred when it permitted the State to introduce evidence that Dorey Horton’s daughter had charged her with assault.
(2) The trial court erred in refusing to permit him to elicit certain testimony from Dorey Horton and in not allowing him to make an offer of proof regarding that testimony.
(3) The trial court erred when it prohibited him from introducing testimony that the first grand jury which considered the case returned a no true bill.
(4) His sentence is excessive.


We have reviewed the record presented in this appeal and find no reversible error. Accordingly, we affirm the Appellant’s conviction and sentence.

Rutherford County Court of Criminal Appeals 06/06/97
State of Tennessee vs. John Claude Wells, III
01C01-9505-CR-00146
Authoring Judge: Presiding Judge Joe B. Jones
Trial Court Judge: Judge Ann Lacy Johns

The appellant, John Claude Wells, III, (defendant), was convicted of nine (9) counts of aggravated sexual battery, a Class B felony, by a jury of his peers. The trial court, finding the defendant to be a standard offender, imposed a Range I sentence consisting of confinement for ten (10) years in the Department of Correction in each of the nine counts. The sentences must be served consecutively. The effective sentence imposed was confinement for ninety (90) years in the Department of Correction.

Davidson County Court of Criminal Appeals 06/06/97
State of Tennessee vs. Michael D. Frazier
03C01-9602-CR-00084
Authoring Judge: Judge Curwood Witt
Trial Court Judge: Judge Richard Baumgartner

The appellant, Michael Frazier, appeals from the sentencing judgment of the Criminal Court of Knox County. He was tried for attempt to commit murder in the first degree and was convicted of attempt to commit voluntary manslaughter, a Class D felony. The appellant received a sentence of four years as a standard (Range I) offender. On appeal the following issues are raised: (1) sentencing at the maximum time within the range and (2) the denial of probation.

Knox County Court of Criminal Appeals 06/04/97
Rick Vaulton vs. State
01C01-9606-CR-00276
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge:
Davidson County Court of Criminal Appeals 05/30/97
01C01-9606-CR-00243
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge:
Williamson County Court of Criminal Appeals 05/30/97
William Jones vs. Jack Morgan, et al
01C01-9606-CC-00263
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Hamilton V. Gayden, Jr.
Davidson County Court of Criminal Appeals 05/30/97
State vs. Tyree Austin
01C01-9605-CC-00187
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge:
Williamson County Court of Criminal Appeals 05/30/97
State vs. Basil Mathis
01C01-9605-CC-00186
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Robert E. Burch
Houston County Court of Criminal Appeals 05/30/97
State vs. Rickey Coleman
01C01-9604-CC-00139
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Jim T. Hamilton
Giles County Court of Criminal Appeals 05/30/97