Estep processes plea agreements


By Jan Runions - jrunions@civitasmedia.com



Judge Robert Estep processed several plea agreements during recent hearings in Claiborne County Sessions Court.

Jared R. Johnson, 29, charged with assault, resisting arrest, theft under $500 and disorderly conduct, was sentenced to a concurrent 11 months, 29 days at 75 percent confinement. Johnson was given credit for any jail time already served since the date of his original offense on each of the four charges. This case runs concurrently with a violation of probation one in which Johnson failed to report to probation, to submit to random drug screenings, to complete an alcohol and drug assessment and for nonpayment of court costs, fines, restitution and supervision fees while on probation.

Tina Lynn Jackson, 44, charged with assault and resisting arrest, was sentenced to 11 months, 29 days ETHRA supervised probation with four days confinement. Jackson was given credit for four days jail time already served. She must pay at least $100 per month in court costs and fines and is barred from any unlawful contact with her victim.

Tiffany Raines Jackson, 27, charged with assault (offensive conduct), was sentenced to six months unsupervised probation and ordered to pay all court costs in full by March 1. Jackson is barred from any contact with her victim and from the property of Matson’s Women’s Health Center.

Jessica Renee Gent, 35, charged with assault, was sentenced to 11 months, 29 days unsupervised probation. As a condition of her probationary status, Gent must pay all court costs in full by Jan.5. She is barred from any contact with her victim.

James Allen Smith, 22, charged with failure to report child abuse, was granted a deferred judgment of one year and sentenced to 11 months, 29 days ETHRA supervised probation. Smith must pay at least $75 per month in court costs and fines beginning Sept. 25. He is barred from any contact with the minor victim and the victim’s family members.

Justin T. Closson, 19, charged with criminal impersonation, was sentenced to six months ETHRA supervised probation with eight days confinement. Closson was given credit for eight days jail time already served. He must pay at least $100 per month in court costs.

Amanda F. Evans, 37, charged with criminal trespassing, theft under $500 and joy riding, was sentenced to a concurrent 11 months, 29 days confinement. Evans was given credit for any jail time already served in Claiborne and Hancock Counties. She may be released into Hancock County custody.

Rita Fay Long, 23, charged with criminal trespassing, was sentenced to four months of probation with two days confinement. Long was given credit for two days jail time already served. As a condition of her probationary status, Long must pay all court costs in full by Nov. 17. She is barred from the premises of the New Tazewell Mobile Home Park.

Richard L. Cooper, 33, charged with violation of the Ginseng Harvesting Act, was sentenced to 11 months, 29 days ETHRA supervised probation with 19 days confinement. Cooper was given credit for 19 days jail time already served. He must pay at least $50 per month in court costs and fines. Cooper is eligible for unsupervised probation once all monetary obligations are met and he is found fully compliant.

Billy W. Hoskins, 42, charged with violation of the Ginseng Harvesting Act, was sentenced to 11 months, 29 days probation with one day confinement. Hoskins was given credit for one day of jail time already served. He must pay all court costs and fines in full by March 23. Hoskins forfeits all ginseng seized to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

Michael S. Saylor, 29, charged with violation of the Ginseng Harvesting Act, was sentenced to 11 months, 29 days probation. All court costs and fines must be paid in full by March 23. Saylor forfeits all ginseng seized to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

Adam J. Bullins, 30, charged with violation of the Ginseng Harvesting Act, was sentenced to 11 months, 29 days probation with one day confinement. Bullins was given credit for one day of jail time already served. He must pay all court costs and fines in full by March 23. Bullins forfeits all ginseng seized to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

Quinton Nunn, 20, charged with driving under the influence, was sentenced to 11 months, 29 days ETHRA supervised probation with two days confinement. Nunn was given credit for any time already served. He must pay at least $150 per month in court costs and fines and must complete a MADD Victim Impact Panel. His driver’s license is revoked per the Dept. of Safety. Nunn is eligible for unsupervised probation once all monetary obligations are met and he is found fully compliant.

Darren K. Ellison, 47, charged with driving under the influence, was sentenced to 11 months, 29 days ETHRA supervised probation with two days confinement. Ellison was given credit for any jail time already served. He must pay at least $150 per month in court costs and fines and must complete a MADD Victim Impact Panel. His driver’s license is revoked for one year.

Autumn Marie Autrey, 22, charged with driving under the influence, was sentenced to 11 months, 29 days ETHRA supervised probation with two days confinement. Autrey was given credit for six hours of jail time already served. She must pay at least $75 per month in court costs and fines and must complete a MADD Victim Impact Panel. Her driver’s license is revoked for one year.

Joshua E. Laws, 29, charged with possession of a schedule VI drugs and driving on a revoked license, was sentenced to 11 months, 29 days ETHRA supervised probation with 20 days confinement. Laws was given credit for eight days jail time already served. He must pay at least $100 per month in court costs and fines. As a condition of his probation, he must also pay court costs in another pending case against him.

Kristen Phillips, 26, charged with attempted possession of a schedule VI drugs, was granted a deferred judgment of six months and sentenced to six months unsupervised probation. As a condition of her probationary status, Phillips was ordered to pay all court costs in full the day of her hearing.

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

By Jan Runions

jrunions@civitasmedia.com

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