STATE OF TENNESSEE v. EDDIE WAYNE SHELTON - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Jun 21, 2012

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

James E. Lanier, District Public Defender, and Christy C. Cooper, Assistant District Public Defender, Dyersburg, Tennessee, for the appellant, Eddie Wayne Shelton.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General & Reporter; Jeffrey D. Zentner, Assistant Attorney General; Phillip Bivens, District Attorney General; Karen Burns, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): BIVINS

Eddie Wayne Shelton (“the Defendant”) pleaded guilty to two counts of sale of less than 0.5 grams of cocaine, one count of possession with the intent to sell 0.5 grams or more of cocaine, and two counts of sale of 0.5 grams or more of cocaine. Pursuant to the plea agreement, the Defendant was sentenced to an effective sentence of ten years to be served in community corrections. Upon the filing of a revocation warrant, the Defendant was taken into custody, and a probation revocation hearing was held. At the conclusion of the hearing, the trial court revoked the Defendant’s probation and ordered him to serve the remainder of his sentence in confinement. The Defendant appeals the trial court’s ruling. We affirm the trial court’s judgment pursuant to Rule 20 of the Rules of the Court of Criminal Appeals.

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