Defendants plead guilty to charges ranging from drugs to attempted murder
Defendants entered guilty pleas to charges ranging from attempted second degree murder, manufacturing methamphetamine and other charges in Circuit Court Thursday. Circuit Judge David Bragg took pleas from several defendants with a range of charges. Assistant District Attorney Trevor Lynch represented the state in each case.
Shayne Hunter facing charges of Attempted First Degree Murder, Especially Aggravated Kidnapping and Theft entered pleas of guilty to reduced charges of Attempted Second Degree Murder, Aggravated Assault and Theft. Hunter was sentenced to sixteen years to serve with the Department of Correction. Hunter was represented by Ken McKnight.
Richard L. Sanders entered guilty pleas to two counts of kidnapping, two counts of aggravated assault and two counts of aggravated burglary, receiving a six year sentence on each count to run concurrent. The sentence is to be suspended on his service of six months followed by six years on probation. He was also ordered to make restitution to the victims. Sanders was represented by Wesley Clark.
Bryan Looper entered pleas of guilty to the manufacture of methamphetamine and attempted initiation of the process to manufacture methamphetamine receiving a four year diversion sentence on each count. Looper was also fined a total of $4,000.00. The counts are to be served concurrently. If Looper successfully completes the four year diversion he can ask for his record to be expunged. Looper was represented by Karen Campbell.
Macy Broom, Looper's co-defendant in the case, entered a plea of guilty to charges of simple possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia receiving a sentence of eleven months and twenty-nine days on each charge. The sentence was suspended and Broom placed on probation for twenty-two months and twenty-eight days. Broom was represented by Jeff Peach.
David Johnson plead guilty to the initiation of the process to manufacture methamphetamine and received a twelve year sentence to be served through community corrections, a $2,000 fine and costs. Johnson was represented by Karen Campbell.
Magnolia Stephens entered a plea of guilty to the manufacture of methamphetamine under .5 grams and received a sentence of six years to be suspended on the basis of time served. She had been in jail since January 27, 2014. She was assessed a $2,000 fine and costs. Stephens was represented by Ken McKnight.
Jeffery Hensley, Jr., Stephens co-defendant, entered a guilty plea under a judicial diversion to the same charge and received a five year diversion sentence and a $2,000 fine. Hensley was represented by Wesley Clark.
Josh Gilliam agreed he violated his probation and was ordered to serve six month, have his original period of probation to be restarted on his release and complete a sober living program. Gilliam was represented by Darren Drake.
Gary Prater agreed he violated his probation by violating the terms of an order of protection. He was ordered to serve twelve months and then be re-instated to his community corrections program. Prater was represented by Ken McKnight.
David Miller agreed he violated his probation and was ordered to serve ninety days and then restart his five year probation on his release. Miller was represented by Ken McKnight.
Joshua Crook agreed he violated his probation. He was ordered to serve his original sentence of two years with credit for time he has already served on prior violations.
Robert Lyle agree he violated his probation. He was ordered to serve six months and his probation was extended ten years effective on his release.
Audria Estes agreed she violated her probation and was ordered to serve her original sentence of two years as originally imposed.
Haylie Schwartz agreed she had violated the terms of her diversion. Her original plea was entered as a conviction on her record and she was ordered to serve until April 3, 2014. She will be placed on two years probation effective on her release.
Gregory Porter agreed he violated his probation and was ordered to be released based on the time served. Porter had been jailed since January 18 of this year. Porter also entered guilty pleas to misdemeanor counts of domestic assault and driving while his license was suspended. He received an eleven month and twenty-nine day sentence on each count to be suspended based on his time served. He was placed on probation for ten months and five days for the remainder of his sentence.
James Clayton Lloyd entered a guilty plea to the sale of a schedule II drug under judicial diversion agreement. He received a three year sentence and a fine of $2,000. If Lloyd successfully completes the four year diversion he can ask for his record to be expunged. Lloyd was represented by Jack Lowery, Jr.
Eleanor Marie Hale entered a plea of guilty to promotion of the manufacture of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. She received a four year sentence suspended based on her time served, a $2,000 fine and will forfeit any property seized at her arrest. Hale was represented by Jon Slager.
Kimberly Besner entered two pleas of guilty to charges of TennCare fraud. She received a two year sentence on each count to run concurrent with each other, but consecutive to a prior sentence out of Rutherford County. Besner was represented by Darren Drake.
Sean Kronnick appeared before the court on a warrant alleging he violated his probation. He was found to have violated the terms of his sentence based on a new arrest and a positive drug screen. Judge Bragg ordered Kronnick to serve his sentence of twelve years as originally imposed. Kronnick was represented by Ken McKnight.