Court of Criminal Appeals Opinions

Format: 04/21/2015
Format: 04/21/2015
James C. Ward vs. State
E2004-01397-CCA-R3-HC
Authoring Judge: Presiding Judge Joseph M. Tipton
Trial Court Judge: Robert E. Cupp
The petitioner, James C. Ward, appeals from the trial court's order denying his petition for writ of habeas corpus. The state has filed a motion requesting that this court affirm the trial court's denial of relief pursuant to Rule 20 of the Rules of the Court of Criminal Appeals. The petitioner has failed to establish his claim of a void judgment. Accordingly, the state's motion is granted and the judgment of the trial court is affirmed.
Johnson County Court of Criminal Appeals 12/01/10
Anthony Stokes vs. State
E2002-02597-CCA-R3-PC
Authoring Judge: Judge Gary R Wade
Trial Court Judge: Douglas A. Meyer
Hamilton County Court of Criminal Appeals 12/01/10
Jerry Neal Carpenter vs. State
E2001-01732-CCA-R3-PC
Authoring Judge: Sr. Judge F. Lloyd Tatum
Trial Court Judge: Richard R. Baumgartner
The petitioner, Jerry Neal Carpenter appeals from the order of Knox County Circuit Court denying his petition for post-conviction relief. The post-conviction court dismissed Carpenter's petition, finding that the only claim alleged, i.e., the ineffectiveness of counsel, was without merit. In this appeal as of right, Petitioner challenges the lower court's ruling. We affirm the judgment of the post-conviction court.
Knox County Court of Criminal Appeals 12/01/10
State of Tennessee v. John Philip Noland
E2000-00323-CCA-R3--CD
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Rex Henry Ogle
Cocke County Court of Criminal Appeals 12/01/10
John Penley vs. State
E2000-00154-CCA-R3-CD
Authoring Judge: Judge David H. Welles
Trial Court Judge: Phyllis H. Miller
The Defendant filed for post-conviction relief, alleging that his guilty plea to drug-related charges (1) was not knowingly and voluntarily entered; (2) was the result of ineffective assistance of counsel; and (3) was contaminated by illegal evidence. After a hearing, the trial court denied relief, and the Defendant appeals as of right. We affirm the judgment of the trial court.
Sullivan County Court of Criminal Appeals 12/01/10
Thomas McKee vs. State
E2000-00008-CCA-R3-PC
Authoring Judge: Judge J. Curwood Witt, Jr.
Trial Court Judge: James Curwood Witt
Knox County Court of Criminal Appeals 12/01/10
E1999-987-CCA-R3-CD
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge:
Knox County Court of Criminal Appeals 12/01/10
State vs. Kevin DeWayne Steen
E1999-02669-CCA-R3-CD
Authoring Judge: Judge Joe G. Riley
Trial Court Judge: James B. Scott, Jr.
The sole issue in this appeal is whether the defendant was eligible for work release and/or periodic confinement prior to serving the mandatory minimum period of incarceration for second offense DUI. The trial court concluded that the defendant was ineligible for work release or periodic confinement prior to serving the mandatory minimum period of incarceration, and we affirm that judgment.
Anderson County Court of Criminal Appeals 12/01/10
State vs. Henry Christopher Johnson
E1999-02501-CCA-R3-CD
Authoring Judge: Judge Thomas T. Woodall
Trial Court Judge: Douglas A. Meyer
Hamilton County Court of Criminal Appeals 12/01/10
State vs. Michael Brian Goodwin
E1999-02424-CCA-R3-CD
Authoring Judge: Presiding Judge Joseph M. Tipton
Trial Court Judge: R. Jerry Beck
Sullivan County Court of Criminal Appeals 12/01/10
State vs. Kenneth R. Shell
E1999-02422-CCA-R3-CD
Authoring Judge: Judge J. Curwood Witt, Jr.
Trial Court Judge: Lillie Ann Sells
Kenneth R. Shell appeals from his conviction of aggravated sexual battery. He seeks a new trial based upon newly discovered evidence. Finding no error in the trial court's denial of his motion for new trial on this basis, we affirm.
Cumberland County Court of Criminal Appeals 12/01/10
State vs. Henry C. Bond
E1999-02183-CCA-R3-CD
Authoring Judge: Judge Robert W. Wedemeyer
Trial Court Judge: Ray L. Jenkins
The Defendant was convicted by a Knox County jury of two counts of forgery not exceeding $500. The Defendant was sentenced as a career offender to concurrent terms of six years on each conviction. On appeal, the Defendant contends that the evidence is not sufficient to support his convictions for forgery. Finding no error, we affirm.
Knox County Court of Criminal Appeals 12/01/10
William Boyd v. State of Tennessee
E1999-02179-CCA-R3-PC
Authoring Judge: Judge J. Curwood Witt, Jr.
Trial Court Judge: Richard R. Baumgartner
Knox County Court of Criminal Appeals 12/01/10