Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts

Appellate Court Opinions

Format: 09/05/2015
Format: 09/05/2015
State vs. Robert Gwin
02C01-9512-CR-00380
Shelby County Court of Criminal Appeals 10/13/97
State vs. Antonio Crenshaw
02C01-9607-CR-00217
Shelby County Court of Criminal Appeals 10/13/97
State vs. James Somerville
02C01-9608-CC-00289
Tipton County Court of Criminal Appeals 10/13/97
State vs. Terrance Royal/Richard Marlowe
02C01-9609-CR-00299
Shelby County Court of Criminal Appeals 10/13/97
S tate vs. Stephanie Dowagiac
02C01-9610-CR-00353
Shelby County Court of Criminal Appeals 10/13/97
Cooner vs. Cooner
01A01-9701-CV-00021
Davidson County Court of Appeals 10/10/97
Tuttle vs. Tuttle
01A01-9512-CV-00546
Coffee County Court of Appeals 10/10/97
Family Golf of Nashville, Inc. vs. Metropolitan Gov't.
01A01-9612-CH-00557
Davidson County Court of Appeals 10/10/97
Bernard and Bernard vs. Houston Ezell Corp. et al
01A01-9701-CH-00015
Williamson County Court of Appeals 10/10/97
Cooner vs. Cooner
01A01-9701-CV-00021
Davidson County Court of Appeals 10/10/97
State vs. Steven Little
02C01-9605-CC-00168
Madison County Court of Criminal Appeals 10/10/97
State vs. Shonda McGill
02C01-9507-CC-00194
Hardin County Court of Criminal Appeals 10/10/97
State vs. Shonda McGill
02C01-9507-CC-00194
Hardin County Court of Criminal Appeals 10/10/97
State vs. Gary Poplar
02C01-9609-CC-00316
Hardeman County Court of Criminal Appeals 10/10/97
State vs. John Gillon
02C01-9610-CC-00363
Lauderdale County Court of Criminal Appeals 10/10/97
State vs. Bailey
03C01-9601-CR-00028
Sullivan County Court of Criminal Appeals 10/10/97
Miller vs. State
03C01-9608-CR-00288
Hamilton County Court of Criminal Appeals 10/10/97
State vs. Bradley
03C01-9609-CR-00349
Court of Criminal Appeals 10/10/97
Maney vs. State
03C01-9612-CR-00470
Bradley County Court of Criminal Appeals 10/10/97
State of Tennessee vs. Quantreal Underwood
02C01-9604-CR-00120

The defendant, Quantreal Underwood, was convicted of second degree murder and two counts of aggravated robbery.1 The trial court imposed a Range I, twenty-five-year sentence for second degree murder and two concurrent eight-year sentences on each count of aggravated robbery.

Shelby County Court of Criminal Appeals 10/09/97
State of Tennessee vs. Robert Lee Fleenor
03C01-9611-CR-00400

The appellant, Roger Lee Fleenor, appeals the sentence imposed by the Sullivan County Criminal Court upon his plea of guilty to the offense of attempt to commit aggravated sexual battery, a class C felony. Pursuant to a negotiated plea, the appellant received a sentence of eight years as a range II offender. The manner of service of the sentence was submitted to the trial court for determination. Following a sentencing hearing, the trial court denied any form of alternative sentence and ordered that the sentence be served in the Department of Correction.
The appellant now appeals this decision.

Sullivan County Court of Criminal Appeals 10/09/97
Horace A. LaRue, and Carla LaRue, Parents and next of kin of Randall Charles LaRue, Deceased., v. 1817 Lake Incorporated, D/B/A Bonkers, Howard Tannenbaum, Ricky Chambers, Robert Archer, and Danny G. Brewer
03A01-9702-CV-00053

This case arises from a motorcycle accident in which Randy LaRue, the 20-year old son of the plaintiff's, was killed. Plaintiff's sued 1817 Lake, Inc., D/B/A/ Bonkers, a Knoxville restaurant and bar, and Howard Tannenbaum, presidetn of 1817 Lake Inc., alleging that the defendant negligently and unlawfully served Randy and his companion, defendant Danny Brewer, alcoholic beverages on the evening of the accident. Plaintiffs also sued Robert Archer, the bartender who allegedly provided LaRue and Brewer with the drinks, and Ricky Chambers, the doorman on duty at Bonkers that night. The remaining defendant, Danny G. Brewer was the operator of the motor cycle at the time of the accident which resulted in Randall Charles LaRues, death.

Knox County Court of Appeals 10/09/97
James C. Hise, Jr. and wife, Brenda L. Hise, State of Tennessee, Department of Transportationm Bruce Saltsman, Commissioner
02A01-9701-CV-00023

James C. Hise, Jr. and wife, Brenda L. Hise sued the State of Tennessee, the Department of Transportation and its commissioner for damages in an inverse condemnation action. The complaint alleges that, after conveying a portion of their property to the state, they learned that the project adversely impacted their commercial property. The defendants filed a motion to dismiss on the basis of sovereign immunity. The motion was granted and the plaintiffs appealed.

Shelby County Court of Appeals 10/08/97
State of Tennessee vs. Lester Lee Doyle
02C01-9612-CC-00461

The defendant, Lester Lee Doyle, was convicted by a Benton County jury of driving under the influence of an intoxicant, second offense, and driving on a revoked license. The sole issue presented on appeal is whether the evidence adduced at trial is sufficient to support the jury’s verdict. We affirm the conviction.

Benton County Court of Criminal Appeals 10/08/97
State of Tennessee vs. Jackie Crowe
03C01-9609-CR-00331

The defendant was convicted by jury of two counts of rape and two counts of incest. He was sentenced as a Range I, standard offender to twelve (12) years for each rape conviction and to six (6) years for each incest conviction to the custody of the Department of Correction. The trial court ordered the defendant to serve the rape convictions consecutive to each other and consecutive to prior unserved sentences but concurrent with the incest convictions. The trial court also imposed fines in the amount of $25,000 for each rape conviction and $10,000 for each incest conviction.

Court of Criminal Appeals 10/08/97