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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on May 19, 2014

Head Comment: CORRECTION: On page 1, paragraph 1, line 1 "Maury County" has been changed to "Johnson County"

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

David L. Robbins, Johnson City, Tennessee, for the appellant, James Craig Thomas.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Lacy Wilber, Assistant Attorney General; Anthony Wade Clark, District Attorney General; and Matthew Edward Roark, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): PAGE

Appellant, James Craig Thomas, was convicted by a Johnson County jury of aggravated assault, a Class C felony. The trial court sentenced him to serve twelve years in the Tennessee Department of Correction as a persistent offender. On appeal, appellant argues that the evidence was insufficient to support his conviction, that the assistant district attorney general committed prosecutorial misconduct during his closing argument, and that the trial court’s sentencing was inappropriate. Following our review, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.