Chancellor Corlew Shows Compassion In Court Rulings

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The Honorable Robert E. Corlew, Chancellor, presided over Cannon County Circuit Court on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012.

Many of the cases on the docket involved individuals who either suffer from medical conditions, or who would lose their jobs if they could not get their sentences modified. Those factors appeared to play in role in Chancellor Corlew’s decisions.

The results of the cases on the docket were:

• Michael Mason had his probation extended for a period of 2 years for Violation Of Probation. His driver’s license was revoked and he was ordered to continue to receive medical treatment and take his medications as directed by his physician. He must also submit to drug screens and pay costs, fines and restitution as directed by the state probation service.

• Troy Murphy was granted his petition to waive costs. Murphy said he can’t walk, and therefore can’t work. He also stated his only income is a $692 per month disability check and that money is used to pay household expenses and medical bills.

• Johnny Whittmore was granted his petition to have his fines and costs waived. He said he has a host of medical problems and no income.

• Scott Hunter’s petition to modify his state probation so that he can travel out-of-state was granted by Chancellor Corlew. Hunter is a truck driver.

• Wesley Scott was granted his petition to serve his jail sentence on consecutive weekends. He said he would lose his job if he was not able to work during the week.

• Brady Cunningham’s revocation hearing was reset for March 19.

• Shelia Rains’ revocation hearing was reset for March 19.

• Mark Robinson’s revocation hearing was reset for March 19.

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