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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Mar 16, 2012

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1: Roger E. Nell, District Public Defender; Charles S. Bloodworth, Assistant Public Defender, Clarksville, Tennessee, for the Defendant-Appellant, Robert Wayne Cooper.

Attorneys 2: Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Meredith Devault, Senior Counsel; John W. Carney, Jr., District Attorney General; Arthur Bieber and Timothy J. Peters, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): MCMULLEN

The Defendant-Appellant, Robert Wayne Cooper, entered guilty pleas to four counts of burglary, a Class D felony, in the Montgomery County Circuit Court. The trial court sentenced him to forty-two months for each count, imposed concurrent sentences for three of the burglary counts, and ordered that these sentences be served consecutively to the remaining burglary count, for an effective sentence of eighty-four months in the Tennessee Department of Correction. On appeal, Cooper argues that the trial court erred by: (1) imposing a partially consecutive sentence alignment, and (2) imposing a sentence of total confinement. Upon review, we affirm the trial court’s judgments.