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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Apr 11, 2014

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Keith Roberts, Assistant Public Defender, for the appellant, Robert Gene Rogers.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Clarence E. Lutz, Assistant Attorney General; Stephen Bebb, District Attorney General, and Stephen Hatchett, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): SMITH

Appellant Robert G. Rogers was on probation for multiple counts of aggravated burglary, theft over $10,000, and theft of $500 or less. His probation officer filed a probation violation warrant as a result of Appellant’s arrest in Bradley Count for extortion. The probation violation warrant was subsequently amended to allege that Appellant had absconded from supervision. At the conclusion of the probation violation hearing, the trial judge revoked Appellant’s probation and ordered him to serve his originally imposed twenty-year sentence. Appellant appeals arguing that the trial court erred in revoking his sentence and that the trial judge should have recused herself. After a review of the record on appeal, we affirm the revocation of Appellant’s probation.