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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Mar 21, 2014

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Gary F. Antrican, District Public Defender; and Parker O. Dixon, Assistant District Public Defenders, for the appellant, Timothy Neal Stiles.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General & Reporter; David H. Findley, Senior Counsel; Mike Dunavant, District Attorney General; and Jason R. Poyner, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WILLIAMS

The defendant, Timothy Neal Stiles, was convicted by a jury of theft of property valued over $1,000 but under $10,000, a Class D felony. After trial, defense counsel investigated the ownership of the stolen vehicle, along with other discrepancies at trial, and introduced this evidence at the sentencing hearing and the hearing on the motion for a new trial. The trial court denied his motion for a new trial, and the defendant appeals. He asserts as error that: (1) the evidence is insufficient to support the verdict; (2) a variance exists between the crime charged in the indictment and the proof at trial; (3) the State knowingly presented false testimony or withheld exculpatory material; and (4) the trial court refused to authorize the court reporter to transcribe the sentencing hearing. After a thorough review of the record, we conclude there was no error and affirm the judgment of the trial court.