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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Jun 11, 2013

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Joseph P. Atnip, District Public Defender and Kate L. Moore, Assistant District Public Defender, Dresden, Tennessee, for the appellant, Wesley Dawone Coleman.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter, Sophia S. Lee, Assistant Attorney General; Thomas A. Thomas, District Attorney General, and Heard B. Critchlow, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): SMITH

Appellant, Wesley Dawone Coleman, was indicted by the Obion County Grand Jury for aggravated burglary, theft of property valued at over $500, and evading arrest. After a jury trial, Appellant was convicted of theft of property valued at over $500, aggravated burglary, and evading arrest. As a result of the convictions, Appellant received an effective sentence of ten years. Appellant appeals, challenging the sufficiency of the evidence for the theft and aggravated burglary convictions as well as his sentence. After a review of the record and applicable authorities, we conclude that the evidence was sufficient to support the convictions and that the trial court did not abuse its discretion in sentencing Appellant as a Range II, multiple offender, to ten years in incarceration.