Sexton hears criminal plea agreements


By Jan Runions - [email protected]



Judge Shayne Sexton heard several plea agreements last week in Claiborne County Criminal Court.

Terry Edward Ellison, 33, charged with one count each of forgery and burglary, was sentenced to an effective six years at 35 percent confinement.

Mary Lou Price, 63, was charged with fraudulently obtaining TennCare Medical Assistance Benefits and the sale and delivery of a schedule II controlled substance. Price was sentenced to four years TDOC supervised probation and must pay at least $100 per month in court costs.

Sexton dismissed the sale and delivery charges. Price is eligible for unsupervised probation once found fully compliant.

Paul David Miracle, 48, charged with felony evading arrest, was sentenced to two years confinement. Miracle was given credit for 20 days jail time already served. This case runs concurrently with a violation of probation one.

John Wade Robinson, 30, charged with accessory after the fact, was sentenced to two years confinement. Robinson was given credit for 102 days jail time already served. This case runs concurrently with all prior ones.

Kevin DeWayne Lawson, 32, charged with the violation of the habitual motor vehicle bar offense, was sentenced to two years of Community Corrections. Lawson must pay at least $100 per month in court costs beginning in August.

William Edward Rouse, 37, charged with driving under the influence (fifth offense), possession of a schedule II controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, was sentenced to a concurrent 30 months at 35 percent confinement. Rouse was given credit for 149 days jail time already served.

Thelma Lovin, 52, charged with driving under the influence (second offense) and violation of the implied consent law, was sentenced to a split confinement of one year ETHRA supervised probation with 45 days confinement. Lovin was given credit for one day jail time already served. She must pay at least $125 per month beginning on July 25 and must attend the MADD Victim Impact Panel. Her driver’s license is revoked for two years.

Danny Patterson, 59, charged with two counts each of the sale and delivery of a schedule II and a schedule IV controlled substances, was sentenced to two years ETHRA supervised probation. Patterson must pay at least $100 per month in court costs and fines, including a $750 fine, beginning on July 25.

Sexton dismissed the two delivery charges. Patterson is eligible for unsupervised probation once found fully compliant.

David Lawson, 50, charged with two counts each of the sale and delivery of a schedule II and a schedule IV controlled substances, was sentenced to two years ETHRA supervised probation. Lawson must pay at least $100 per month in court costs and fines, including a $750 fine, beginning on July 25.

Sexton dismissed the two delivery charges. Lawson is eligible for unsupervised probation once found fully compliant.

Christopher Paul Dean, 39, was charged in separate cases with aggravated burglary, theft over $500, possession of burglary tools and robbery. Dean was sentenced to an effective eight years confinement for the two standing charges of burglary.

Shawn Daniel Hubbard, 28, charged with aggravated burglary and theft over $500, was sentenced to a total eight years confinement. Hubbard was given credit for all jail time served since Aug. 5. This case runs concurrently with all prior ones, including a violation of probation case.

Phillip C. Parker, 51, charged with vandalism over $1,000 and theft over $1,000, was sentenced to a split confinement of four years TDOC supervised probation with nine months confinement. Parker was given credit for any jail time served since March 24. Parker must pay at least $375 per month in court costs, fines and restitution fees beginning one month from his release date. He forfeits $75 to the Economic Crime Fund and is liable jointly and severally for $12,623.75 in restitution. Parker is barred from Lafollette Utilities, including its power line easements and rights-of-way. This case runs concurrently with a violation of probation one.

Douglas Malicoat, 31, charged with theft over $10,000, was sentenced to a split confinement of five years TDOC supervised probation with 63 days confinement. Malicoat was given credit for 63 days jail time already served. He forfeits $75 to the Economic Crime Fund. Court costs, restitution and the manner in which monetary obligations are paid will be determined during a hearing on Aug. 15.

Brandon Widner, 24, charged with two counts of theft over $500, was sentenced to a consecutive four years confinement. Widner was given credit for 178 days jail time already served. He must pay at least $150 per month in court costs and forfeits $150 to the Economic Crime Fund. Widner must pay $1,000 in restitution to his victim. Widner is eligible for suspension of his sentence upon the successful completion of the Eighth Judicial District Drug Court. This case runs concurrently with a violation of probation one.

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

By Jan Runions

[email protected]

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