Estep handles pleas


Judge Robert Estep handled several plea agreements recently in Claiborne Sessions Court including one for Brian Anthony Radford, 43, charged with assault of a law enforcement officer, driving under the influence and reckless endangerment. Radford was sentenced to a concurrent 11 months, 29 days confinement (credit for any time served per jail records).

He must attend DUI School and his driver’s license is revoked for one year. Restitution will be set during a hearing on July 16.

Frances B. Payne, 70, charged with solicitation to coerce a witness, was sentenced to 11 months, 29 days unsupervised probation and was ordered, as a condition of her probationary status, to pay all court costs in full the day of her plea hearing.

Robert Wayne Collins, 37, charged with possession of a fighting cock, driving on a suspended license and violation of the financial responsibility law, was sentenced to a concurrent 11 months, 29 days ETHRA supervised probation with seven days confinement (credit for seven days served). Collins must pay $75 per month in court costs and fines and forfeits all animals and property as a condition of this plea. His driver’s license is revoked per the Dept. of Safety.

Buddy Allen Tolliver, 24, charged with hunting with the aid of bait and possession of an electronic calling device, was sentenced to a concurrent six months unsupervised probation. As condition of his probationary status, Tolliver must pay all court costs and fines in full by July 16. He forfeits his gun to TWRA and loses his hunting privileges until Jan. 15, 2016.

Scott Swisher, 45, charged with reckless endangerment, was sentenced to 11 months, 29 days ETHRA supervised probation. Swisher must pay at least $75 per month in court costs and fines. He is eligible for unsupervised probation once found fully compliant.

Shaun A. Bussell, 27, charged with aggravated criminal trespassing, was sentenced to 11 months, 29 days ETHRA supervised probation with 28 days confinement (credit for jail time already served). Bussell must pay at least $75 per month in court costs and fines.

James David McDonald, 48, charged with two counts driving under the influence and one count each reckless endangerment and casual exchange of a schedule VI drugs, was sentenced to a concurrent 11 months, 29 days ETHRA supervised probation with two days confinement (credit for two days, seven hours jail time served). McDonald must complete a MADD Victim Impact Panel and must pay at least $150 per month in court costs and fines. His driver’s license is revoked per the Dept. of Safety.

Jonah Isaiah Dellinger, 25, charged with driving under the influence and resisting arrest, was sentenced to a concurrent 11 months, 29 days ETHRA supervised probation with 17 days confinement (credit for 17 days jail time already served). Dellinger must complete a MADD Victim Forum and is barred from entering the Old Town Grill. He must pay at least $125 per month in court costs and fines. Restitution was to have been determined at a later date. His driver’s license is revoked for one year.

Caleb E. Baker, 25, charged with driving under the influence, was sentenced to 11 months, 29 days ETHRA supervised probation with three days confinement (credit for three days jail time already served). Baker must attend the MADD Victim Impact Panel and attend DUI School. He must pay at least $100 per month in court costs and fines. His driver’s license is revoked for one year. This case runs concurrently with prior ones.

Lonnie D. Engle Jr., 42, charged with two counts possession of a schedule II drugs and one count possession of drug paraphernalia, was sentenced to a concurrent two years confinement (credit for all jail time served since the offense date of April 10). This case runs concurrently with prior ones.

Jennifer Holt, 33, charged with possession of a schedule IV drugs, was sentenced to 11 months, 29 days ETHRA supervised probation. Holt must pay at least $75 per month in court costs and fines. She is eligible for unsupervised probation once all monetary obligations are met and she is found fully compliant.

Holly Offield, 43, charged with possession of a schedule VI drugs, was sentenced to 11 months, 29 days unsupervised probation. The probationary status was subject to Offield paying all court costs and fines in full the day of her plea hearing.

Aaron J. Massengill, 23, charged with possession of a schedule VI drugs, was granted a one year deferred judgment. Massengill was ordered to pay all court costs and fines in full the day of his plea hearing.

Vivian Faye Drummonds, 48, charged with resisting arrest, was sentenced to six months ETHRA supervised probation. Drummonds must pay at least $75 per month in court costs and fines. She is eligible for unsupervised probation once all monetary obligations are met and she is found fully compliant.

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

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