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Estep hears violations of probation cases

Judge Robert Estep heard several violations of probation cases recently, during hearings in Claiborne County Sessions Court, including one for John M. Miller, 51, charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of a schedule III controlled substance and driving on a revoked license while on probation.

Miller was sentenced to 11 months, 29 days at 75 percent confinement. This case runs concurrently with all other ones.

Jeffrey C. Burger, 48, charged with failure to report to probation, to submit to random drug screenings and for nonpayment of court costs and supervision fees while on probation, was sentenced to six months at 75 percent confinement. Burger was given credit for all time served since the original offense date.

Kenneth Ray Powers, 36, charged with failure to report to probation and nonpayment of court costs, fines and supervision fees while on probation, was sentenced to an additional six months of probation with 60 days confinement. Powers was given credit for 33 days of jail time already served.

Brittney L. Price, 28, was charged with domestic assault, driving on a revoked license, failure to carry vehicle registration, failure to report to probation, to submit to random drug screenings and for nonpayment of court costs, fines and supervision fees while on probation. Price was sentenced to an additional 11 months, 29 days supervised probation with 45 days confinement.

Glen Spradling, 31, was charged with failure to report to probation, to submit to random drug screenings, to complete an alcohol and drug assessment and for nonpayment of court costs, fines and supervision fees while on probation. Spradling also failed to report to the Claiborne County Jail to serve his initial 30 days confinement ordered on consecutive weekends after serving the first weekend of his jail time. He was sentenced to remain on 11 months, 29 days at 75 percent supervised probation with 40 days confinement. Spradling was given credit for 30 days of jail time already served.

Dulcie Renee Gunter, 47, charged with failure to report to probation, to submit to random drug screenings, to complete an alcohol and drug assessment and for nonpayment of court costs, fines and supervision fees while on probation, was sentenced to an additional 11 months, 29 days supervised probation with 30 days confinement. Gunter was given credit for 18 days of jail time already served. She must pay at least $100 per month in court costs and was ordered to complete an alcohol and drug assessment within 30 days of release.

Amber L. Malone, 32, charged with failure to report to probation, driving on a revoked license (second offense) and for nonpayment of court costs, fines and supervision fees while on probation, was sentenced to 11 months, 29 days ETHRA supervised probation with 20 days confinement. Malone was given credit for nine days of jail time already served. She must pay at least $100 per month in court costs and supervision fees.

Joshua Ray, 32, charged with failure to report to probation, to submit to random drug screenings, to complete an alcohol and drug assessment and for nonpayment of court costs, fines and supervision fees while on probation, was sentenced to remain on 11 months, 29 days supervised probation with 15 days confinement. Ray was given credit for two days of jail time already served.

David Lee Smallwood, 39, initially charged with failing a drug screening, testing positive for amphetamines, methamphetamines and marijuana while on probation, was sentenced to an additional six months supervised probation. Smallwood must follow the alcohol and drug assessment recommendation that he enter an inpatient rehabilitation program.