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Sexton handles criminal pleas

Judge Shayne Sexton handled several plea agreements recently, during sessions in Claiborne Criminal Court.

Steven Daniel Moore, 44, was charged with two counts each of especially aggravated kidnapping and aggravated assault. Moore was sentenced to a concurrent three years at 30 percent confinement on the especially aggravated kidnapping charges and will serve six years TDOC supervised probation upon release from jail. He was given credit for 263 days of jail time already served. Moore must pay at least $100 per month in court costs beginning 30 days after release from custody.

Steven Coty Lee Moore, 24, was charged with two counts each of especially aggravated kidnapping and aggravated assault. Moore was sentenced to a split confinement of six years TDOC supervised probation with 365 days confinement. He was given credit for 267 days of jail time already served. Moore must pay at least $100 per month in court costs beginning 30 days after release from jail.

Brant Barker, 33, was charged with one count each of possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, tampering with evidence and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon. Barker was sentenced to a split confinement of four years TDOC supervised probation with 77 days confinement on the first two counts. The possession of a handgun by a convicted felon is nolle. He was given credit for any jail time served from Aug. 21 through Nov. 6. Barker must pay at least $75 per month in court costs and forfeits his seized handgun.

Tony Brown, 52, was charged with two counts of reckless endangerment and one count each of leaving the scene of an accident, reckless driving, evading arrest, failure to yield traffic right of way, driving on roadways laned for traffic and violation of the financial responsibility law. Brown was sentenced to three years TDOC supervised probation. He must pay at least $100 per month in court costs. This case runs consecutively to a parole sentence.

Jason Patrick Hurst, 26, was charged under separate cases with aggravated burglary, theft over $1,000 and an assortment of burglary, vandalism and theft charges. Hurst, who was eventually convicted of a total four counts of theft over $1,000 and one count each of aggravated burglary, theft over $10,000 and theft over $500, was sentenced to three years confinement plus four years TDOC supervised probation under the two agreements. He must pay at least $100 per month in court costs beginning 30 days after release from jail and forfeits $75 to the Economic Crime Fund.

William Frederick Morris, 55, charged with violation of the habitual motor vehicle offender bar, was sentenced to two years at 30 percent confinement with credit for 112 days of jail time already served.

Michael McVey, 61, charged with violation of the habitual motor vehicle offender bar, was sentenced to a split confinement of two years TDOC probation with 20 days confinement. McVey was given credit for one-half day of jail time already served. He must pay at least $100 per month in court costs. McVey was granted permission to serve his confinement on consecutive weekends.

Justin Adam Hopson, 32, charged with filing a false report, was sentenced to eight years Community Corrections. Hopson must pay at least $50 per month in court costs.

Louis Ruben Wolfe, 58, charged with TennCare fraud, was sentenced to two years at 30 percent confinement. This sentence is concurrent with a separate case being served by the defendant.

Arlen Lambert, 37, was charged with hindering a secured creditor, vandalism under $1,000, two counts of theft of services and one count each of driving on a suspended license and violation of the financial responsibility law. Lambert was sentenced to a concurrent two years TDOC supervised probation. He must pay at least $50 per month in court costs and restitution to Petty’s Wrecker Service in the amount of $1,182. Lambert must also pay $855 in restitution to Tipton & Son.