Anthony Ray Adamson
A local rapist will spend more than a decade in prison following Cannon County Circuit Court on Friday. Anthony Ray Adamson, age 34 of Cannon County, appeared before Circuit Court Judge Don Ash to answer a 55 count indictment which revolved around the repeated rapes of a young girl.
Adamson was indicted by the January, 2010 term of the Cannon County Grand Jury on 25 counts of rape, 20 counts of sexual battery by an authority figure, 5 counts of coercion of a witness and 5 counts of delivery of marijuana following an investigation by the Cannon County Sheriff’s Department.
During Friday’s court session, Adamson entered guilty pleas to 5 counts of rape and 6 counts of sexual battery by an authority figure. Adamson received a total prison sentence of 62 years with portions of his sentence running concurrently.
Adamson will serve a total of 12 years in prison as a 100 percent offender which means he will serve his prison sentence day for day and will not be eligible for jail credits or early release. After his sentence is served, Adamson will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life and will be supervised by the State of Tennessee’s sex offender monitoring agency.
In a post court interview, Assistant District Attorney David Puckett said, “I would like to thank Detectives Charlie Wilder and Vance Walker for their excellent investigation in this case which lead to a successful prosecution.”
In other business before the Court:
Ricky Scott pled guilty to assault. He was sentenced to 6 months in the county jail. That sentence was suspended upon an equal amount of time on probation and paying the court costs.
Nathan Barnett was arraigned on the charges of sale of schedule drugs and maintaining a dwelling to keep, use or sell drugs. His case was reset for plea day on April 22, 2010.
Matthew Edward’s petition for suspended sentence was granted by Judge Ash. He was placed on community corrections for 3 years, ordered to pay the court costs and ordered to pay the restitution. Edward’s also entered a guilty plea to the charge of driving under the influence. He was sentenced to 11 months, 29 days in the county jail. That sentence was suspended upon an equal amount of time on probation, paying a $350.00 fine and paying the court costs. In addition, he will lose his driver’s license for 1 year.
Crystal McMahon was reset for April 22, 2010. She is charged with TennCare fraud and failure to appear.
Rex Melton entered a conditional plea of guilty to the charge of aggravated perjury. He was placed on probation for 2 years and he was ordered to pay the court costs. In another case, Melton entered a conditional plea of guilty to the charge of assault. He was placed on judicial diversion for 11 months, 29 days and ordered to stay away from the victim.
Michael House pled guilty to the charge of burglary. He was sentenced to 2 years in prison as a standard 30 percent offender. He was ordered to serve his entire sentence.
Nick Reeder pled guilty to the charge of felony possession of marijuana over 10 pounds. He was sentenced to 2 years in prison as a standard 30 percent offender and ordered to pay a $2,000.00 fine. In another case, Reeder pled guilty to the charge of felony possession of marijuana, he was sentenced 1 year in prison as a 30 percent offender and ordered to pay a $2,000.00 fine. Reeder’s sentence was suspended upon 3 years probation, paying the fines and court costs and submitting to drug screens.
Samuel Fabozzi pled guilty to the charge of felony reckless endangerment. He was sentenced to 2 years in prison as a standard 30 percent offender. A suspended sentence hearing was set for June 11, 2010.