MICHAEL W. BELCHER v. DAVID SEXTON, WARDEN - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Mar 6, 2014

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Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; and Leslie E. Price, Assistant Attorney General, for the appellant, State of Tennessee.

Attorneys 2:

Cameron L. Hyder, Elizabethton, Tennessee, for the appellee, Michael W. Belcher.

Judge(s): WITT

In this appeal as of right, the State challenges the Johnson County Criminal Court’s grant of habeas corpus relief to the petitioner, Michael W. Belcher, in the form of pretrial jail credits. Because the habeas corpus court’s order awarding jail credits is somewhat vague, we vacate that order and remand the case to the habeas corpus court for the entry of an order directing the trial court to amend the petitioner’s judgment in count two to reflect the grant of appropriate pretrial jail credits.

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