STATE OF TENNESSEE v. JOHN BEASLEY SEAY - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Jul 16, 2013

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Adam W. Parrish, Lebanon, Tennessee, for the appellant, Joseph Beasley Seay.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Jeffrey D. Zentner, Assistant Attorney General; Tom P. Thompson, District Attorney General, and Linda Walls, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): SMITH

Appellant, Joseph Beasley Seay, was indicted by the Wilson County Grand Jury for one count of possession of more than .5 grams of cocaine; one count of driving on a canceled, suspended, or revoked license; and one count of driving on a canceled, suspended, or revoked license, second offense. Appellant filed a motion to suppress the cocaine discovered during the search of a pill fob on his key ring. He subsequently pled guilty to one count of possession of more than .5 grams of cocaine and reserved a certified question for appeal. The remaining counts were dismissed. Pursuant to the plea agreement, Appellant was sentenced to eight years as a Range I, standard offender. After a review of the record on appeal, we have concluded that the trial court did not err in denying Appellant’s motion to suppress. Therefore, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.

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