Estep deals with VOPs


By Jan Runions - [email protected]



Judge Robert Estep dealt with several violations of probation cases during recent hearings in Claiborne County Sessions Court.

Paul T. Gibson, 45, racked up new charges of attempted possession of a schedule II drugs and attempted theft under $500 while on probation. Gibson was initially charged with failure to complete an alcohol and drug assessment and to pay court costs and supervision fees while on probation. He was sentenced to a concurrent 11 months, 29 days at 75 percent confinement. Gibson was given credit for any jail time served since his original offense date of July 30, 2012. This case runs concurrently with prior ones.

Jennifer M. Daniels, 40, charged with failure to report to probation and for nonpayment of court costs, fines and supervision fees while on probation, was sentenced to six months at 75 percent confinement. Daniels was given credit for jail time already served.

Justin A. Hopson, 31, initially charged with failure to report to probation and nonpayment of supervision fees, racked up new charges in June of auto theft over $10,000 and filing false reports while on probation. Hopson was charged under an earlier violation of probation with driving on a suspended license and violations of the registration and financial responsibility laws while on probation. He was sentenced to a concurrent 60 days confinement.

Frederick S. Douglas, 47, charged with failure to report to probation, nonpayment of court costs, fines and supervision fees and driving on a revoked license while on probation, was sentenced to six months ETHRA supervised probation with 30 days confinement. Douglas was given credit for three days of jail time already served. He must pay at least $50 per month in court costs and fines beginning 30 days after release from confinement.

Meghan McDaniel, 23, charged with failure to report to probation, to submit to random drug screenings and for nonpayment of court costs and supervision fees while on probation, was ordered to remain on supervised probation for 11 months and 29 days and to serve 30 days in confinement. She was given credit for time served in Knox County since Jan. 26.

Haley Leann Justice, 23, was charged with failure to report to probation, to submit to random drug screenings, to complete an alcohol and drug assessment and for nonpayment of court costs, supervision fees and restitution while on probation. Justice was ordered to remain on 11 months, 29 days supervised probation and to serve 30 days confinement. She was given credit for three days of jail time already served.

Tommy Gambrel, 44, was charged with failure to report to probation, to submit to random drug screenings, to complete an alcohol and drug assessment and for nonpayment of court costs and supervision fees while on probation. Gambrel was ordered to remain on 11 months, 29 days supervised probation and to serve 29 days – ‘day for day’ –confinement. He was given credit for 14 days of jail time already served.

Steven C. Roesch, 25, was charged with failing a drug screening by testing positive for amphetamines and methamphetamine, for failure to complete an alcohol and drug assessment and for nonpayment of court costs, fines and supervision fees while on probation. Roesch was ordered to remain on 11 months, 29 days supervised probation and to serve 20 days confinement. He was given credit for three days of jail time already served.

Jessica S. Howard, 32, was charged with failure to report to probation, to submit to random drug screenings, to complete an alcohol and drug assessment and for nonpayment of court costs, fines and supervision fees while on probation. Howard was ordered to remain on 11 months, 29 days supervised probation and to serve 20 days confinement. She was given credit for six days of jail time already served.

Jamie Lankford, 30, was charged with failure to submit to random drug screenings, to complete an alcohol and drug assessment and for nonpayment of court costs, fines and supervision fees while on probation. Lankford was ordered to remain on 11 months, 29 days supervised probation and to serve 15 days confinement. She was given credit for two days of jail time already served.

Kevin Farmer, 30, charged with failure to report to probation, driving on a revoked license and nonpayment of court costs, fines and supervision fees while on probation, was sentenced to remain on supervised probation per the original agreement and to serve 12 days of confinement. Farmer was given permission to serve his jail time on six consecutive weekends.

Brittney L. Price, 27, was charged with domestic assault, failure to report to probation and for nonpayment of court costs, fines and supervision fees while on probation. Price was ordered to remain on 11 months, 29 days supervised probation and to serve ten days confinement. She may serve her jail time over five consecutive weekends.

Kaitlyn P. Hatfield, 26, was charged with failure of a first drug screening for methamphetamines, amphetamines and Benzos, failure to report to probation and for nonpayment of court costs, fines and supervision fees while on probation. Hatfield was ordered to remain on 11 months, 29 days supervised probation and to serve ten days confinement. She was given credit for five days of jail time already served. Hatfield must also complete an inpatient rehabilitation program.

Reach Jan Runions at 423-254-5588 or on Twitter @scribeCP.

By Jan Runions

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