STATE OF TENNESSEE v. ALBERT FRANKLIN THOMPKINS - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Sep 6, 2012

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Wesley Stone, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Albert Franklin Thompkins.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; John H. Bledsoe, Senior Counsel; Randall E. Nichols, District Attorney General; and Leslie Nassios, Assistant District Attorney General, for the State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): THOMAS

The Defendant, Albert Franklin Thompkins, appeals as of right from the trial court’s revocation of his enhanced probation and reinstatement of his eight-year sentence for rape. The Defendant contends that the trial court abused its discretion in revoking his probation because the State failed to prove that he had violated the terms of his probation in a substantial way in that he had not committed any new crimes nor was there any evidence that he had failed any drug screens. Following our review, we affirm the trial court’s revocation of the Defendant’s probation and order that the Defendant execute his original sentence in confinement.

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