Sexton handles criminal plea agreements


By Jan Runions - jrunions@civitasmedia.com



Judge Shayne Sexton handled several plea agreements during recent hearings in Claiborne Criminal Court.

Steven Lindsey, 29, charged with aggravated assault, was sentenced to a split confinement of four years TDOC supervised probation with one year confinement. Lindsey was given credit for 15 days of jail time already served. He must pay at least $75 per month in court costs beginning 30 days after release from custody. Lindsey is barred from contact with his victims. His split confinement may be suspended upon acceptance into and successful completion of a long-term inpatient rehabilitation program.

Jake Slusher, 26, charged with the unlawful possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, two counts of resisting arrest and one count each of simple possession of methamphetamine and joyriding, was sentenced to an effective three years confinement. Slusher was given credit for 73 days of jail time already served. He is barred from contact with his victim and must stay at least 1,000 feet away from her property. This sentence runs concurrently with one in Kentucky for which he was on parole.

Theresa Gayle Grace, 52, charged with possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, was sentenced to a split confinement of two years TDOC supervised probation with 31 days confinement. Grace was given credit for 31 days of jail time already served. She must pay at least $50 per month in court costs beginning Sept. 7.

Joseph Adam Leonard, 34, charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility and simple possession of methamphetamine, was sentenced to a split confinement of five years TDOC supervised probation with 30 days confinement. Leonard was given credit for any time served for this case. He must pay at least $100 per month in court costs, beginning 30 days after release, and a $750 fine.

Benjamin Wayne Hopson, 30, charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility and conspiracy to introduce drugs into a penal institution, was sentenced to three years at 30 percent confinement on count one of the plea agreement. Hopson was given credit for 143 days of jail time already served.

Christopher Ramsey, 30, charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility and conspiracy to introduce drugs into a penal institution, was sentenced to three years at 30 percent confinement on count one of the plea agreement. This case runs concurrently with a prior sentence.

Jamie L. Putney, 30, charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility, was sentenced to a split confinement of six years TDOC supervised probation with one year confinement. Putney was given credit for jail time served since Feb. 11. She must pay at least $100 per month in court costs beginning 30 days after release.

Stacy Wright, 43, charged with violation of the habitual motor vehicle offender bar and driving under the influence (second offense), was sentenced to a split confinement of two years TDOC supervised probation with 45 days confinement. Wright was given credit for all time served in Hancock County since the date of her offense. She must pay at least $100 per month in court costs and a $600 fine. Wright must also attend the MADD Victim Impact Panel.

Jason Thomas Carbone, 40, charged with three counts of theft over $1,000 and two counts of burglary, was sentenced to three years at 30 percent confinement on the one count of theft over $1,000. Carbone was given credit for any jail time served since the date of his offense. Restitution will be determined during a hearing on Sept. 18.

Marcus Jake Middleton, 22, charged with burglary and theft over $1,000, was sentenced to a split confinement of two years TDOC supervised probation with 30 days confinement. Middleton was given credit for 30 days of jail time already served. He must pay at least $75 per month in court costs beginning Sept. 7 and forfeits $75 to the Economic Crime Fund. Middleton is jointly and severally responsible for paying $1,150 in restitution to his victim. He is barred from any unlawful contact with the victim.

Brad Lee Collins, 36, charged with burglary, was sentenced to two years at 30 percent confinement. Collins was given credit for 195 days of jail time already served.

Zackary Hansard, 21, charged with vandalism up to $60,000, was sentenced to three years at 30 percent confinement. Hansard was given credit for 138 days of jail time already served. He is jointly and severally responsible for restitution, which will be determined during a hearing on Sept. 18. Hansard is barred from any contact with his victims and must stay at least 1,000 feet away from their property.

Christopher A. Vanover, 29, charged with vandalism over $1,000, was sentenced to a split confinement of two years TDOC supervised probation with 200 days confinement. Vanover was given credit for 200 days of jail time already served. He must pay at least $75 per month in court costs and $250 in restitution to the Claiborne County Jail.

Michael Alan King, 39, charged with possession of .5 grams of methamphetamine with the intent to sell, was sentenced to nine years at 30 percent confinement. King was given credit for 95 days of jail time already served.

Reach Jan Runions at 423-254-5588 or on Twitter @scribeCP.

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By Jan Runions

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