Court of Criminal Appeals Opinions

Format: 05/28/2018
Format: 05/28/2018
State vs. Chastain
03C01-9706-CR-00205
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge:
Polk County Court of Criminal Appeals 06/10/98
State vs. Haycraft
03C01-9705-CR-00196
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge:
Sullivan County Court of Criminal Appeals 06/10/98
State vs. Garrison
03C01-9601-CR-00050
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: William M. Dender
Court of Criminal Appeals 06/10/98
State vs. Stogdill
03C01-9507-CC-00188
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: W. Lee Asbury
Claiborne County Court of Criminal Appeals 06/10/98
State vs. Jack Sutton
01C01-9708-CR-00349
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: J. Randall Wyatt, Jr.
Davidson County Court of Criminal Appeals 06/10/98
01C01-9705-CR-00194
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge:
Davidson County Court of Criminal Appeals 06/10/98
State vs. Michael Hughes
01C01-9701-CR-00021
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Ann Lacy Johns
Davidson County Court of Criminal Appeals 06/10/98
State vs. Electroplating, Inc. and Ross Cunningham
01C01-9612-CR-00535
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Walter C. Kurtz
Davidson County Court of Criminal Appeals 06/10/98
State of Tennessee vs. Devon Welles
01C01-9706-CC-00230
Authoring Judge: Judge Thomas T. Woodall
Trial Court Judge: Judge W. Charles Lee

The Defendant, Devon Wells, appeals his convictions of two counts of sale of a Schedule II controlled substan ce following a jury trial in the Lincoln County Circu it Court. The trial court sentenced him as a Range II Multiple Offender to two consecutive sentences of nine (9) and seven (7) years. He was also fined a total of $100,000 for the two convictions. In this appeal, Defendant argues that the evidence was insufficient to establish guilt beyond a reasonable doubt and that the sentence imposed was excessive and contrary to law. We affirm the judgment of the trial court.

Lincoln County Court of Criminal Appeals 06/09/98
State of Tennessee vs. Donald Gene Brooks
01C01-9703-CC-00099
Authoring Judge: Judge Curwood Witt
Trial Court Judge: Judge John H. Gasaway, III

The defendant, Donald Gene Brooks, stands convicted of first degree felony murder, especially aggravated robbery, theft of property valued over $1,000, and setting fire to personal property, all related to the robbery and killing of Joseph J. Wisniewski. He received his convictions following a jury trial in the Montgomery County Criminal Court. Brooks is incarcerated in the Department of Correction serving his effective sentence of life plus 27 years. In this direct appeal, Brooks challenges the sufficiency of the convicting evidence and the length of sentence imposed. Having reviewed the record and the briefs of the parties, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.

Montgomery County Court of Criminal Appeals 06/09/98
State of Tennessee vs. Amanda Treece
02C01-9711-CC-00438
Authoring Judge: Judge Thomas T. Woodall
Trial Court Judge: Judge Franklin Murchison

Following an evidentiary hearing, the Circuit Court of Chester County entered an order which revoked Defendant’s probation and ordered her to serve her original sentence of four (4) years in the Tennessee Department of Correction. The Defendant, Amanda Treece, appeals from that action of the trial court. W hile Defendant does not challenge the revocation of probation, she argues in her sole issue on appeal that the trial court erred by requiring her to serve her entire sentence by incarceration in the Department of Correction. We affirm the judgment of the trial court.

Chester County Court of Criminal Appeals 06/08/98
State of Tennessee vs. Anthony P. Geanes
02C01-9709-CC-00373
Authoring Judge: Judge Thomas T. Woodall
Trial Court Judge: Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood

The Defendant, Anthony P. Geanes, appeals as of right from his conviction in the Circuit Court of Hardeman County. Following a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of delivery of a Schedule II con trolled substance. He was sentenced to serve fifteen (15) years as a Range II Offender. In this appeal, Defendant challenges the sufficien cy of the evidence and the length of his sentence. We affirm the judgm ent of the trial court.

Hardeman County Court of Criminal Appeals 06/08/98
State of Tennessee vs. Eric Florence
02C01-9709-CC-00366
Authoring Judge: Judge Gary R. Wade
Trial Court Judge: Judge Julian P. Guinn

The defendant, Eric M. Florence, entered pleas of guilt in the General Sessions Court of Benton County to possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of alcohol. He was sentenced to eleven months and twenty-nine days in the county jail; all but two days were suspended on each count. The sentences were to be concurrently served. The defendant incurred additional charges and his probation was revoked. He served a portion of his general sessions sentence and then moved the court to suspend the remainder. The general sessions court denied the motion. The defendant appealed to the circuit court. That court affirmed the decision of the general sessions court.

Benton County Court of Criminal Appeals 06/04/98