SUPREME COURT OF TENNESSEE
SUPREME COURT DISCRETIONARY APPEALS
Court:TSC - Rules
MARY JOE EARL HEADRICK v. WILLIAM H. HEADRICK, JR.
Mary Lindsay Abbott and Ronald Lee Grimm, Knoxville, Tennessee, for
the Appellant, William H. Headrick, Sr.
Terry Vann, Lenoir City, Tennessee, for the Appellee, Mary Joe Earl
This appeal arises from a divorce in which the husband appeals the
trial court's classification of separate and marital property as well
as the division of these assets. The trial court reserved the issue of
the wife's request for attorney's fees. Since all issues were not
adjudicated by the final decree, the order was not final pursuant to
Tenn. R. App. P. 3(a). Accordingly, we hold that this appeal is
premature and dismiss and remand to the trial court.
PAULA JEAN WILLIAMS v. KEVIN MACK WILLIAMS
Brandy Slaybaugh, Knoxville, Tennessee, for appellant.
J. Reed Dixon, Sweetwater, Tennessee, for appellee.
The Trial Court changed primary custody of the parties' child from
mother to father. On appeal, we reverse on the grounds that the
father did not prove a material change of circumstances.
STATE OF TENNESSEE v. JESSICA TROTTER-LAWSON and ANDREW SHERIFF
Brent B. Stein, Memphis, Tennessee for the appellant, Jessica
Trotter-Lawson, and Garland Erguden, Assistant Public Defender,
Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellant, Andrew Sheriff.
Paul G. Summers, Attorney General & Reporter; Rachel E. Willis,
Assistant Attorney General; William L. Gibbons, District Attorney
General, and Chris Scruggs, Assistant District Attorney General, for
the appellee, State of Tennessee.
The appellants, Jessica Trotter-Lawson and Andrew Sheriff, pled guilty
to theft of property over sixty thousand dollars. As a result of the
plea agreement, each appellant received an eight-year sentence. Both
appellants applied to the trial court for alternative sentencing.
After an evidentiary hearing, the trial court denied alternative
sentencing and ordered the appellants to serve the entire sentence in
incarceration. Both appellants filed timely notices of appeal,
challenging the trial court's denial of alternative sentencing. After
a review, we determine that a sentence of split confinement would best
serve the interests of the public and the appellants. Accordingly,
the judgments of the trial court are reversed and remanded for entry
of sentences of split confinement reflecting a period of twelve months
of incarceration in the Shelby County Correctional Facility with the
remainder of the eight-year sentence to be served on supervised