Criminal Stupidity: Emberton Charged Again

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A man who was convicted of four counts of sexual battery of a child last Thursday in Cannon County Circuit Court and received an 18-year suspended sentence was charged with multiple drug crimes Saturday.

On October 8, James Chadwick Emberton, 33, 905 Roberts Avenue, Woodbury, was arrested and charged with Manufacture of Methamphetamine, Maintaining a Dwelling to Manufacture Methamphetamine, and Possesion of Drug Paraphernalia by Woodbury Police Officer John Fesmire.

The Woodbury Police Department received a tip that methamphetamine manufacture was taking place at the residence and that there was a fire burning in the back yard.

When Officers Brent Brock and Fesmire responded to the residence, Emberton consented to a search of the premises where several items were found used to ingest and manufacture  methamphetamine.

Emberton is being held on $301,000.00 bond and is to appear before the Honorable Judge Susan Melton on Tuesday, November 15 in Cannon County General Sessions Court.

Also assisting in the investigation were, Chief Tony Burnett, K( Deputy Eric Moss, Deputy Reed Bryson, and Deputy Stev McMillen.

Emberton is also facing TennCare fraud charges as well as theft under $500, driving on a suspended license (two counts), violation of the registration law and speeding (72/55).
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October 11, 2011 at 4:46pm
This is what I mean when I said that the D.A. and judges of this county do not believe in "do the crime, you do the crime." How does a person get probation instead of a prison sentence for sexual battery of a child? Can anyone explain this to me? I know sentencing guidelines must be follow but whether or not the person does time in prison or not is up to the judge. The way I understand Tennessee's criminal law system is that the punishment is jail or prison time and probation is optional not mandatory.
October 11, 2011 at 5:20pm
"How does a person get probation instead of a prison sentence for sexual battery of a child?"

Because the victim and the victim's family wanted to avoid a trial.
October 11, 2011 at 9:32pm
I can understand the parents not wanting to put their child through that experience. But this is way I am against probation, this man was just sentenced Thursday and he already in trouble again. It time for stiffer sentences for criminals in Cannon County. If it means raising property tax or sales tax to fund for a new jail to keep people like this of the street I would gladly pay.
October 12, 2011 at 5:25am
The DA does not have to have the consent of the family. He can go on his own. They had enought for the grand jury to indict!
October 12, 2011 at 6:20am
Getting an indictment can be done with victim and witness statements. Getting a conviction without victim and witness testimony is much more problematic. What evidence is the DA going to present to a jury without their testimony? There is no defense attorney in the grand jury room. There is in the courtroom. As was indicated in the story about Emberton pleading guilty to the charges, the DA had multiple discussions with the family and the plea agreement is what they preferred.
October 12, 2011 at 10:07am
So the way I understand probation is that it sounds like is violated now and he should serve his full sentence which I beleave was 4 6 year sentences. And I wonder what the 200 hours of community service will be that he was ordered to serve????
October 12, 2011 at 10:22am
He has violated probation, as it has been determined he was not engaging in "good and lawful conduct" at the time of his arrest on the drugs charges. He did receive four 6-year sentences, but two of them ran concurrent
October 12, 2011 at 12:18pm
Thank you kevin, I guess he is innocent until proven guilty. Guess we won't see him at the probation line tonight!
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