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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on May 4, 2012

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Ardena J. Garth, District Public Defender, and Richard Kenneth Mabee and William Hall, Assistant District Public Defenders, Chattanooga, Tennessee, for the appellant, Kenneth Nathaniel Jones.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Leslie E. Price, Assistant Attorney General; William H. Cox, III, District Attorney General; and Blake Murchison, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.


The Defendant, Kenneth Nathaniel Jones, pled guilty to facilitation of aggravated robbery, and the trial court sentenced him to four years, to be served on probation. The Defendant’s probation officer filed a probation violation warrant, alleging that the Defendant had violated the terms of his probation. After a hearing, the trial court revoked the Defendant’s probation and ordered that he serve eleven months and twenty-nine days in confinement and then return to probation for the remainder of his sentence. On appeal, the Defendant contends that the trial court erred when it revoked his probation because his violations were “technical” in nature. Further, he asserts the trial court erred when it imposed jail time because this was his first petition of revocation filed against him. After reviewing the record, we affirm the trial court’s judgment.