Chancellor Corlew Hears Criminal Docket
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Judge Robert E. Corlew, III presided over Circuit Court on Thursday and Friday the 13th and 14th respectively. Assistant Attorney General David Puckett represented the state in prosecution and Kenneth McKnight of the Public Defenders office represented the indigent. On the 14th Assistant Attorney General Sean Puckett represented the State.

Thursday, August 13th

Case # (s) F09-18: State vs. Mary Stanley. Motions were made by her attorney Frank Buck. Mary Stanley had asked the court for an early release. Attorney Buck tried to show the court that all her infractions with the law were because of her addiction to pain medication. The Attorney General showed that court that every time she was shown leniency for her punishment she violated the rules of her probation. The DA suggested that she be put in an in-house rehabilitation for 30 days and then come back before the court. The judge denied the motion for early release but agreed to allow her attorney to find this option and present it to the court.

Case # (s) F07-09: State vs. Nathan James Barnett. Violation of Probation - Community Correction. Not Served

Case # (s) F06-19/F05-28: State vs. Joseph D. Moore. Violation of Probation/ Motion to withdraw. Stan Bennett will represent him. There seemed to be a conflict between Mr. Moore and his court appointed attorney Stan Bennett. Bennett asked the court to release him from the position of representing Moore. The defendant wanted to talk with the Attorney General. After they had their conference the defendant wanted a new attorney appointed. The court appointed Bill Bryson to represent him and the case will be reset to September 10.

Case # (s) F06-39: State vs. Benjamin Watkins. Violation of Probation. The Public Defender will represent him. The Public defender asked the court to reset the case until after the defendant went to court in Rutherford County on charges he received there which caused the revocation violation to be brought against him in the first place. The court set an adjourned plea date of September 10.

Friday, August 14th

Judge Corlew Docket.

Case # (s) F07-08A: State vs. Lori Manier. Violation of Probation. The court appointed the Public Defender to represent her and reset the case for September 10.

Case # (s) F07-06B/F07-07: State vs. Tammie Thompson. Violation of Probation. No Attorney. The court extended her probation for two years with the rules that if she violated any provision of her probation she would have to serve her full term of two years. She also has a case which was set to September 10.

Case # (s) F06-11B: State vs. Kim Brinkley. Violation of Probation. No Attorney. The court ordered a drug screen before she left court. The screen came back positive for Cocaine use. The Public Attorney asked that a new sample be taken and sent to an independent lab. The deputies took her into custody and her case was reset for September 10.

After court was dismissed a little get together was held in honor of Chancellor Corlew as his last date representing the Circuit Court in Cannon County will be on the 10th of September. In his place will be the honorable Don Ash.
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