STATE OF TENNESSEE v. JERELL REED - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Aug 23, 2012

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

J. Thomas Caldwell, Ripley, Tennessee, for the Defendant-Appellant, Jerell Reed.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Clark B. Thornton, Assistant Attorney General; D. Michael Dunavant, District Attorney General; and Julie K. Pillow, Assistant District Attorney General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): MCMULLEN

Following the Lauderdale County Circuit Court’s denial of his motion to dismiss, the Defendant-Appellant, Jerell Reed, entered guilty pleas to tampering with evidence, a Class C felony, and simple possession of marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor, and purported to reserve a certified question of law regarding whether his attempt to dispose of less than onehalf ounce of marijuana constituted the felony offense of tampering with evidence. Because Reed failed to properly reserve the certified question, we dismiss the appeal.

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