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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Nov 2, 2012

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Gregory D. Gookin, Assistant District Public Defender, Jackson, Tennessee, for the appellant, Jasper Pugh.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Andrew C. Coulam, Assistant Attorney General; James G. (Jerry) Woodall, District Attorney General; and Brian M. Gilliam, Assistant District Attorney, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): BIVINS

Jasper Pugh (“the Defendant”) was convicted after a jury trial of two counts of theft of property of $1,000 or more but less than $10,000. After a sentencing hearing, the trial court sentenced the Defendant as a career offender to twelve years on each count. The trial court ordered each count to run consecutively, for an effective sentence of twenty-four years. The Defendant appeals, challenging the sufficiency of the evidence for both counts and the trial court’s imposition of consecutive sentences. Upon our thorough review of the record, we affirm the judgments of the trial court.