Accused Pot Growers May Have Left State
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 10:50 am
Several law enforcement agencies are actively seeking the whereabouts of accused marijuana growers Marilyn Greene and Gerry Campbell, who missed a scheduled court date Tuesday and had their bond revoked by General Sessions Judge Susan Melton.
Cannon County Sheriff's Department Detective Captain Charlie Wilder said today Greene and Campbell, who according to Campbell's mother have been married since 1990, may have left the state.
"We do not think they are (in Cannon County)," Wilder said. "We believe they are several states away. We are working with the TBI and the U.S. Marshals Office to locate them, and hope to bring them back here soon."
Greene and Campbell missed an important court date on Tuesday and may soon be back behind bars. The two were due to appear before Melton, but Greene's lawyer, Christiana Daughtry, showed up instead.
Daughtry told the Court that, aside from a few phone calls, she has not had any contact with Greene since her first court date. She told Judge Melton that Greene was aware of the court date and she did not believe either of defendants would be appearing.
Assistant District Attorney David Puckett made a motion that Judge Melton forfeit the pair's bond and issue a capias. Judge Melton granted Puckett's motion and ordered the two be held without bond once they are found.
Greene and Campbell were arrested last month and charged with numerous drug offenses following a search of the couple's home which revealed an elaborate marijuana growing operation. In addition to the charges in Cannon County, Greene faces drug related charges in Nashville.
In other business before the Court Tuesday:
• Elisha Jenkins was bound over to the January 2010 term of the Cannon County Grand Jury. He is charged with theft.
• Ryan Hughey pled under judicial diversion to simple possession of marijuana He was sentenced to 11 months, 29 days in jail. That sentence was suspended upon an equal amount of time on probation, paying a $250.00 fine and paying the court costs.
• Tammy Miller pled guilty to the charge of failure to appear. She was sentenced to 11 months, 29 days in the county jail. That sentence was suspended upon an equal amount of time on probation, paying the court costs and paying restitution.
• Angela Ritter pled guilty to the charge of placing 911 calls in a non-emergency situation. She was sentenced to 11 months, 29 days in jail. That sentence was suspended upon an equal amount of time on probation and paying the court costs.