Judge Melton Accepts Several Guilty Pleas For DUI, Drugs
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Multiple defendants who were facing either DUI and drug charges, or both, entered guilty pleas in the Cannon County General Sessions Court of Judge Susan Melton on Tuesday, March 1.

• Jeri Nichole Beckham forfeited a cash bond on two worthless check charges, which were subsequently dismissed.

• Nathan Casper Cantrell pled guilty to simple possession of Schedule VI drugs. He was given a suspended sentence of 11 months, 29 days and placed on probation for an equal amount of time. He was assessed a fine of $250 and ordered to pay court costs.

• Kayla Marie Chumley, charged with burglary, theft under $500 and vandalism, had her cases bound over to the May 2011 terms of the Cannon County Grand Jury.

• Michael Troy Cook entered a conditional plea of guilty to a charge of evading arrest. That plea was differed subject to good and lawful behavior. He was placed on probation for 11 months, 29 days and ordered to pay any costs, restitution or fines as directed by probation officials. Charges of criminal trespass and use of off-highway vehicle on highway were dismissed.

• Jackie J. Cox, charged with public intoxication, failed to appear and a capias was issued for her arrest.

• Travis Lee Dobson had charges of driving on a suspended license and violation of the insurance law bound over to the May 2011 term of the grand jury.

• Melissa Fay Fults pled guilty to a charge of criminal impersonation. She was given a six month suspended sentence, placed on probation for an equal amount of time, ordered to pay court costs and also to not have any contact with her sister, Kim Smithson, who she falsely identified herself as being when asked her identity by law enforcement officers.

• Gregory Lynn Hutchins, charged with violation of the financial responsibility law, was dismissed upon payment of court costs.

• Kerry M. Jordan pled guilty to a charge of DUI. He was given a partially suspended sentence of 11 months, 29 days and placed on probation for an equal amount of time. He was ordered to serve 48 hours in the county jail and given credit for time served. He must pay a fine of $350, court costs, and will lose his license for one year. Charges of promotion of methamphetamine manufacture and violation of the implied consent law were dismissed without cost.

• Melissa Fern Jordan pled guilty to a charge of possession of Schedule II drugs. She was given a partially suspended sentence of 11 months, 29 days and placed on probation for an equal amount of time. She was ordered to served 23 days in the county jail and given credit for 23 days served. She was also fined $750 and court costs. In another case, Jordan pled guilty to simple possession of Schedule VI drugs. She was given a suspended sentence of 11 months, 29 days and placed on probation for an equal amount of time. The probation will run consecutive to the other case. She was also fined $250. A charge of possession of drug paraphernalia was dismissed.

• Christopher Douglas Knopp, charged with theft under $500, was continued for 12 months subject to good and lawful behavior. He was placed on probation and ordered to pay any restitution.

• Daryl Wayne Nichols pled guilty to a charge of reckless driving. He was given a partially suspended sentence of six months on the county jail and placed on probation for an equal amount of time. He was ordered to serve 96 hours in jail, pay a fine of $350 and court costs, and must attend driver safety school.

• Jakeb A. Prine, charged with hunting without having taken a hunter education course, was dismissed upon paying courts costs. He has taken the course since being charged.

• Dan Arthur Scott pled guilty to a reduced charge of driving without a license (from driving on a revoked license). He was given a 30-day suspended sentence and placed on probation for an equal amount of time. He was also fined $2 and court costs.

• Andrew Michael Seymour pled guilty to a charge of DUI. He was given a partially suspended sentence of 11 months, 29 days and placed on probation for an equal amount of time. He was ordered to serve 23 days in the county jail and given credit for 23 days served. He was also fined $350 and court costs. On a charge of driving on a revoked license, Seymour was given a six month suspended sentence and placed on probation for six months, which will run concurrent to the probation for DUI. He was also fined $50 and court costs. Seymour also pled guilty to unlawful carrying of a weapon. He was given a suspended sentence of 11 months, 29 days and placed on probation for an equal amount of time (to run concurrent) and ordered to pay court costs.

• James Christopher Shamlin, II, charged with driving without a license, failed to appear and a capias was issued for his arrest.

• Catherine Marie Sherrell pled guilty to a charge of simple possession of a Schedule VI drugs. She was placed on probation for 11 months, 29 days and fined $250 and court costs. Charges of simple possession of Schedule III drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia were dismissed without cost.

• Keith David Smith, charged with theft under $500, manufacture of methamphetamine and maintaining a dwelling to manufacture methamphetamine, had his cases bound over to the May term of the grand jury.

• Janice Diana Somers, charged with driving on a revoked license and violation of the financial responsibility law, failed to appear and a capias was issued for her arrest.

• Rachel Marie Szoka, charged with leaving the scene of an accident and failure to give notice of an accident, was continued for three months subject to good and lawful behavior. If those conditions are met, the charges will then be dismissed without cost.

• Richard Allan Taylor, charged with taking turkeys over the fall limit, was dismissed upon payment of a $25 fine and court costs.

• Shelby Kristy Toosi pled guilty to a charge of DUI. She was given a suspended sentence of 11 months, 29 days and placed on probation for a equal amount of time. She was ordered to serve 48 hours in the county jail, pay a fine of $350 and court costs, and she will lose her driver's license for one year. A charge of simple possession was continued for 12 months subject to good and lawful behavior, at which time it will be dismissed if all conditions are met. A charge of violation of the implied consent law with dismissed without cost.

• Joshua Allen Underwood pled guilty to a charge of violation of probation He was ordered to serve 60 days in the county jail and given credit for 24 days served. He was also placed on probation for 9 months, 27 days and assessed court costs. In another case, Underwood pled guilty to a charge of failure to appear. He was given a partially suspended sentence of 11 months, 29 days and placed on probation for an equal amount of time (to run consecutive to the VOP probation) and ordered to serve 30 days in jail. He was also ordered to pay court costs.

• Justin Waylon West pled guilty to a charge of DUI. He was given a partially suspended sentence of 11 months, 29 days and placed on probation for an equal amount of time. He was ordered to serve 48 hours in the county jail or at an alcohol and drug rehabilitation center. He was fined $350 and court costs and will lose his driver's license for one year.

• Misty Michelle Winslow, pled guilty to a charge of violation of probation. Her probation was revoked and she was ordered to serve 30 days in the county jail, with credit given for 28 days served. Once her sentence is completed, she will be placed back on probation for a period of 10 months,

The following defendants and charges were continued until a later date, either at the request of the defendant or by the state:

• Kenneth Franklin Anderson, Jr., theft over $500, driving on a revoked license.

• Ronica Renee Arnold, manufacture of a methamphetamine Schedule II (two counts), maintaining a dwelling for the purpose of manufacturing methamphetamine (two counts).

• Ernest Shane Bogle, criminal impersonation, unlawful possession of blue lights.

• Clfford Wayne Brothers, public intoxication, resisting arrest, aggravated assault.

• Terry Lynn Burger, simple possess of Schedule II, simple possession of Schedule VI, possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Christopher Dean Davis, domestic assault.

• Jeremy Wayne Duke, driving on a suspended license.

• Adam Clint George, DUI, simple possession of Schedule VI drug, manufacturer of methamphetamine, initiating the process to manufacture methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Flint Wilson Gilley, DUI (3rd offense).

• Ronnie Eugene Gilley, simple assault.

• Gregory Wayne Hale, failure to report an accident.

• Roy A. Haley, aggravated domestic assault, violation of probation (2nd offense).

• Phillip Lynn Holt, domestic assault.

• Charles D. Johnson, Jr., filing a false report.

• Candice Dawn Laxton, DUI.

• Bransen Chase McLaughlin, possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Aaron Vincent Moon, driving on a revoked license (3rd offense).

• Joshua B. Mullinax, domestic assault.

• Virginia Lee Owen, domestic assault.

• James Mithchell Purvis, domestic assault.

• Sarah Elizabeth Quill, driving on a suspended license, violation of the wheel tax law.

• Rachael Ann Ragan, violation of probation (3rd offense).

• Douglas Allen Rayner, driving on a suspended license.

• Leonard A. Reynolds, driving on a revoked license.

• Sandra Royse, worthless check.

• Garrett W. Shirley, DUI (2nd offense), felony evading of arrest, violation of the implied consent law.

• Jeremy Dean Sissom, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Glenn Richard Smotherman, domestic assault.

• Johnny Wade Stephens, DUI, violation of the implied consent law.

• Mandi Dawn Sullivan, DUI, failure to comply with a traffic control device/signal.

• Jason T. Tenpenny, theft under $500.

• David Estil Tipton, DUI.

• Michael Gene Jones, charged with aggravated domestic assault, died Sunday, Feb. 27 in Murfreesboro.
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