Sexton sentences criminal violators


Staff Report



Claiborne Criminal Court Judge E. Shayne Sexton recently found the following individuals in violation of their supervised release and remanded them into custody:

Benjamin Harness was previously convicted of aggravated burglary, and received a six-year sentence, which was suspended and which was to be supervised by TDOC. He was found guilty of violating the terms of his release and was sentenced to serve his six-year sentence in TDOC custody.

Terry Cheek was previously convicted of the charge of theft over $500, and received a two-year sentence which was suspended and which was to be supervised by TDOC. He was found guilty of violating the terms of his release and was sentenced to serve his two-year sentence in TDOC custody.

Howard Crowder was previously convicted of unlawful possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, and received a two-year sentence, which was suspended and which was to be supervised by TDOC. He was found guilty of violating the terms of his release and was sentenced to serve his two-year sentence in TDOC custody.

Douglas Hunley was previously convicted of domestic assault, and received an 11 months and 29 days-sentence, which was suspended. He was found guilty of violating the terms of his release and was sentenced to serve his 11 months and 29 days sentence in the custody of the Claiborne County Sheriff’s Department.

Joshua Barnett was previously convicted of the charges of sexual battery and two counts of statutory rape and received an eight-year sentence, which was suspended and which was to be supervised by TDOC. He was found guilty of violating the terms of his release and was sentenced to serve his eight-year sentence in TDOC custody.

The violators were prosecuted by the Office of the District Attorney General Jared Effler.

Staff Report

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