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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Aug 28, 2012

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Donna Orr Hargrove, District Public Defender; and William Harold (on appeal and at trial) and Michael J. Collins (at trial), Assistant District Public Defenders, Shelbyville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Mitchell Jarod Ford.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; David H. Findley, Senior Counsel; Charles Frank Crawford, Jr., District Attorney General; and Weakley E. Barnard and Chris Collins, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): TIPTON

The Defendant, Mitchell Jarod Ford, was convicted by a Marshall County Circuit Court jury of arson and aggravated burglary, Class C felonies. See T.C.A. §§ 39-14-301, 39-14-403 (2010). He was sentenced as a Range III, persistent offender to two concurrent fifteen-year terms. The trial court ordered the sentences to be served consecutively to three previous sentences. On appeal, the Defendant contends that (1) the evidence is insufficient to support his convictions and (2) the trial court erred by imposing fifteen years’ confinement for each conviction. We affirm the judgments of the trial court.