Emberton Jailed 18 Years For Violating Probation
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Drugs may have had control of James Chadwick Emberton’s mind when he was committing crimes, but Judge Don Ash had control of his body in Cannon County Circuit Court Thursday.

Therefore, Emberton will be spending quite a few years in jail.

Emberton, who was charged with multiple unrelated crimes in 2011, was sentenced to prison for 18 years by Judge Ash for violating probation.

He was on probation following a conviction for Sexual Battery by an Authority Figure last October.

Two days after he received that sentence, Emberton was arrested for other crimes, including Initiating the Process to Manufacture Methamphetamine.

“Drugs had control of my mind at the time,” Emberton told Judge Ash as he asked for leniency. However, Emberton added he had turned his life around and “I have found the Lord.”

While he was awaiting the outcome of the sexual battery case, Emberton was also indicted on five counts of TennCare fraud. He pled guilty to four of them in March and was given suspended sentences Thursday of 2 years on each count.

Judge Ash gave Emberton a 12 year suspended sentence on the meth manufacturing charge Thursday. He was fined $2,000 and placed on Community Corrections for 20 years. He was also assessed court costs.

The TennCare fraud and meth sentences will run consecutive to the sentence for sexual battery.

In other cases heard by Judge Ash Thursday:

• Cynthia Ennis pled guilty to Attempted Introduction of Contraband Into A Penal Institution. She had taken pills to the Cannon County Jail last October in a shampoo bottle and was apprehended a short time later at Stones River Hospital. She received a 2 year partially suspended sentence, 14 days in jail, and was placed on state supervised probation for two years.

William Eisenmann pled guilty to two counts of Aggravated Burglary and one count of Theft Over $1,000. On one of the aggravated burglary convictions he was given a 6 year suspended sentence, equal time on state supervised probation, was ordered to pay $300 in restitution and court costs. On the second aggravated burglary conviction he was given a 5 year suspended sentence, equal time on probation, and was assessed court costs. Those sentences will run consecutively. He was given a 4 year suspended sentence on the conviction for theft, equal probation time, and assessed court costs. That sentence will run current with the two for burglary.

• Tony Bain pled guilty to Driving While License Suspended 2nd Offense. He received a partially suspended sentence of 11 months, 29 days, 10 days in jail, and was placed on probation for 9 months, 19 days. He was also fined $50 and assessed court costs. His driver’s license was revoked for a period to be determined by the Tennessee Department of Safety.

• Adam W. McClure pled guilty to Sale Of Schedule III Drugs. He received a 12 year sentence as a persistent 45 percent offender and was ordered to serve 1 year in jail. He was also fined $2,000 and assessed court costs. Upon release he will be placed on Community Corrections for 12 years and must perform 200 hours of community service.

• Royce A. Foster pled guilty to two counts of Domestic Assault and one count of Theft Over $1,000. On the theft conviction he was given a 3 year sentence. On one Domestic Assault conviction he was given a sentence of 11 months, 29 days, to run concurrent to the theft conviction. On the other Domestic Assault conviction he was given a sentence of 5 months, 7 days. He was also assessed court costs.

• Alyssa Coleman pled guilty to Introduction Of Contraband Into A Penal Institution. She received a partially suspended 6 year sentence and was ordered to serve 6 months in jail. Coleman also pled guilty to Sale Of Schedule II Drugs. She received a 6 year sentence, 6 months in jail, was placed on state supervised probation for 6 years, a $2,000 fine and was assessed court costs. The sentences will run concurrent.

• Glenn Climer, Jr. agreed to revocation on a charge of Violation of Probation and was ordered to serve his original sentence of five years for child abuse.

• Charles J. King agreed to revocation on a charge of Violation of Probation. He was ordered to serve 11 days in jail and his state supervised probation was reinstated to its original period of 2 years. He also agreed to serve his entire sentence for any future violations.

• Michael J. Sanders agreed to revocation for violating probation. He was ordered to serve 5 days in jail, his probation was extended for 11 months, 25 days, and he agreed to serve his entire sentence if any future violations occur.

• Dennis Curtis entered a no contest plea under judicial diversion to Simple Possession of Marijuana. He was placed on probation for 11 months, 29 days, fined $250 and assessed court costs. Curtis also entered a no contest plea under judicial diversion to Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was placed on probation for 11 months, 29 days, fined $150 and assessed court costs. Those sentences will run concurrent. A charge of DUI was dismissed by the state, and a charge of Violation of the Implied Consent Law was reset for July 20.

• Chase M. Heath pled guilty to Sale of Schedule II Drug Under .5 Grams. He received a 4 year suspended sentence and was placed on state supervised probation for an equal amount of time. He was also fined $2,000 and assessed court costs. Heath also pled guilty to Simple Possession of Marijuana. He received a suspended sentence of 11 months, 29 days, equal probation time, a $250 fine and was assessed court costs. He also pled guilty to Vandalism and received a suspended sentence of 11 months, 29 days, equal probation time, was order to pay $250 restitution to the victim, and was assessed court costs. All three sentences will run concurrent.

• Johnny Mitchell agreed to revocation for Violation of Probation. He was ordered to serve 32 days in jail and his probation was extended for 10 months, 27 days. He also agreed to serve his entire sentence for any additional violations.

• John Trisler agreed to revocation for Violation of Probation. His probation period was reinstated for 1 year.

• Jerry L. Sissom had a Petition for Contact denied by Judge Ash.

The following persons had a Capias (arrest warrant) issued against them for failure to appear: Stephanie Mooneyham, Russell A. Deese, Jesse J. Wilburn, Kevin M. Cope and Richard W. Erquhart.

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