Five Plead Guilty To Illegal Hunting Charges
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Judge Susan Melton presided over Cannon County General Sessions Criminal Court on Tuesday, Jan. 24. The results of some of the cases on the docket include:

• Matthew Wallace Burrows pled guilty to Spotlighting Deer. He was given a 6 month suspended sentence, placed on probation for an equal amount of time, fined $200, assessed court costs and his hunting license was suspended for one year. Burrows also pled guilty to Hunting During Closed Season. He received a 6-month suspended sentence, equal time on probation, a $200 fine and he was assessed court costs. His sentences will run concurrent.

• Daniel Tyler Jones pled guilty to Spotlighting Deer. He was given a 6-month suspended sentence, equal time on probation, fined $500 and assessed court costs. Jones also pled guilty to Hunting During Closed Season and received a 6-month suspended sentence, equal probation time, a $250 fine and was assessed court costs. The sentences will run concurrent.

• Melvin Allen Bayer pled guilty to Hunting Deer Over Bait. He was fined $25, assessed court costs and his hunting license was suspended for 6 months.

• Terry Wayne Spray pled guilty to Hunting Deer Over Bait. He was fined $25, assessed court costs and hunting license was suspended for one year.

• Buster Brown Cantrell pled guilty to Hunting Over A Baited Area. He was fined $25, assessed court costs, and his hunting license was suspended for 6 months.

• Christopher Dean Davis had charges of Aggravated Assault and Vandalism bound over to the May Term of the Cannon County Grand Jury.

• Jason Alton Couch had a charge of Simple Possession Of Marijuana bound over to the May Term of the Cannon County Grand Jury.

• Richie Joe Davis pled guilty to DUI. He was given a partially suspended sentence of 11 months, 29 days, ordered to serve 48 hours, placed on probation for 11 months, 27 days, fined $350, assessed court costs, ordered to perform 24 hours litter removal and lost his license for one year.

• Brian Forrest Brock pled guilty to DUI 2nd Offense. He was furloughed to the Rutherford County Drug Court for 11 months, 29 days, ordered to serve 35 days in the Swaim Center, fined $600 and assessed court costs. Charges of Simple Possession Of Schedule IV Drug, Possession Of Legend Drug and Leaving The Scene Of An Accident were dismissed.

• Will Tyler Parker pled guilty to DUI 1st Offense. He was given a partially suspended sentence of 11 months, 29 days, ordered to serve 48 hours, placed on probation for 11 months, 27 days, fined $350, assessed court costs, and his license was suspended for one year. He must also have an ignition interlock device installed on his vehicle and perform 24 hours of litter removal.

• Tabitha Lynn Mayfield pled guilty to Reckless Endangerment. She received a partially suspended sentence of 11 months, 29 days, equal time on probation, a $525 fine and was assessed court costs. She must also forfeit property seized during the investigation.

• James Kelley Ferrell pled guilty to Simple Possession Of Marijuana. He was given a suspended sentence of 11 months, 29 days, equal time on probation, a $250 fine and was assessed court costs.

• Jessie Harold Vinson III pled guilty to Reckless Endangerment and Simple Possession Of Marijuana. Sentencing was set for April 24.

• Jesse Aaron Golden pled guilty to Driving Without A License. He was given a 30-day suspended sentenced, fined $2 and assessed court costs.

• Linda Neal Heery pled guilty to Driving Without A License. She was given a 30-day suspended sentenced, fined $2 and assessed court costs.

• Avery Eugene Taylor pled guilty to Driving Without A License. He received a 30-day suspended sentence, equal time on probation, fined $20 and assessed court costs.

• Charles Edward Jakes pled guilty to Disorderly Conduct. He was given a 30-day suspended sentence, equal time on probation, $25 fine and was assessed court costs. He was also ordered to stay away from the location of the offense.

• Mark Duane Melton admitted to guilt and entered into an agreed order of retirement for 11 months, 29 days on a charge of Domestic Assault. He was ordered to pay the litigation tax and to have no contact with the victim, and to received a DVI assessment.

• Wayne Irving Wentz admitted to guilt and entered into an agreed order of retirement for 11 months, 29 days on charges of Aggravated Assault (three counts). He was ordered to pay court costs, have no contact with the victim, and to forfeit the weapon seized.

• Barbara S. Moss Nichols agreed to revocation on a charge of Violation Of Probation and was ordered to serve 11 months, 29 days. She was given credit for time served and her sentence will run concurrent with one she is serving in Rutherford County.

• Dillion Clay Parker had a charge of No Big Game Gun dismissed by the state after he presented proof he had obtained the required license.

• Melissa Joy Brown had her petition for a suspended sentence denied by Judge Melton.

• Nathan Dewight Bush, Driving On A Suspended License, failed to appear. A Show Cause was issued.

• Tiffany Ann Carpenter failed to appear on charges of Driving While License Suspended (two counts), Driving While License Suspended 3rd Offense (two counts), Violation Of Probation 2nd Offense, Leaving The Scene Of A Property Damage Accident, Failure To Yield Right Of Way and Violation Of The Financial Responsibility Law. A Capias was issued for her arrest.

• Joseph Matthew Taylor, DUI 1st Offense, Violation Of The Insurance Law, was reset for March 20.

• Kayla Nichole Tramel, Driving On A Suspended License, was reset for March 20.

• William Keith Wilson, Driving On A Suspended License 1st Offense, Simple Possession Of Schedule III Drug, was reset for Feb. 21.

• Robert Michael Wimberly, DUI 1st Offense, Possession Of A Schedule III Controlled Substance, Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia, Speeding (37/20), was reset for March 20.

• Anthony Tyler Young, Hunting During Closed Season, Hunting From A Public Roadway, Spotlighting Deer, Hunting From A Motorized Craft, was reset for April 24.

• Melissa Gail Andrews, Driving On A Revoked License, was reset for March 20.

• Samuel Cruz Gallegos, Simple Possession Of Marijuana, was reset for Feb. 21.

• William Kevin Bryant, Illegal Possession Of A Firearm, was reset for March 20.

• Timothy Craig Graham, Worthless Check (two counts), was reset for March 20.

• Billy Joe Griffith, Violation Of Probation 1st Offense, was reset for Feb. 21.

• Jerry Ray Gunter, Violation Of Probation 1st Offense, Driving On A Suspended License, violations of the Registration and Financial Responsibility laws, was reset for Feb. 21.

• Elizabeth Nell Hodge, Violation Of Probation 1st Offense, was appointed the public defender, assessed an administrative fee of $25 and reset for Jan. 31.

• David D. Johnson, Violation Of An Order Of Protection, was reset for Jan. 31 if fees are not paid by that date.

• Ashley H. Morgan, Simple Possession Of Marijuana, Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia, was reset for Feb. 21.

• Terry Lee Reed, Jr., Driving On A Suspended License, violations of the Financial Responsibility and Bumper laws, was reset for March 20.

• Timothy D. Richards, Driving On A Suspended License, violations of the Financial Responsibility and Seat Belt (3rd Offense) laws, was reset for March 20.

• Benjamin Casey Roberts, DUI 1st Offense, Driving On A Suspended License, Review For Payment, was reset for Feb. 21.

• Shawn William Roy, Driving On A Suspended License, Speeding (75/55), was reset for March 20.

• Brooklyn Lenice Tankard, Driving On A Suspended License, was reset for March 20.

• Thomas Avent Muncy was appointed the public defender, assessed an administrative fee of $25 and had reset for April 24 charges of DUI, Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia and Violation Of the Seat Belt Law.

• Michael Richard Blake, DUI, Speeding (70/55), Registration and Insurance law violations, was reset for Jan. 31.

• George Michael Holder, Kidnapping, Making A False Report, Driving On A Suspended License and Domestic Assault was reset for Feb. 7.

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