STATE OF TENNESSEE v. MELL THOMAS BRUTON, aka MEL T. BRUTON - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Oct 22, 2012

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Michael A. Colavecchio, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Mell Thomas Bruton, aka Mel T. Bruton.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Meredith Devault, Senior Counsel; Victor S. Johnson, III, District Attorney General; and Rob McGuire, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): GLENN

The defendant, Mell Thomas Bruton, aka Mel T. Bruton, appeals the revocation of his community corrections sentence, arguing that the trial court abused its discretion in revoking the sentence based on the defendant’s unauthorized trip out of state when the trip was necessitated by a family emergency. Following our review, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.

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