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Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on Jun 4, 2014

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Rob McKinney, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Michael Terrell McKissack.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General & Reporter; Ahmed A. Safeeullah, Assistant Attorney General; Victor S. Johnson, District Attorney General; and Sarah Davis and Dina Shabayek, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WILLIAMS

The defendant, Michael McKissack, was found guilty by a jury of especially aggravated robbery, aggravated robbery, and facilitation of attempted carjacking. Prior to trial, the defendant moved to suppress evidence recovered pursuant to a stop of the vehicle he was riding in, asserting that the search violated his Fourth Amendment rights. The trial court denied the motion to suppress. The defendant was sentenced to imprisonment for twenty-two years for the especially aggravated robbery, ten years for the aggravated robbery, and four years for the facilitation of attempted carjacking. The trial court ordered the defendant’s aggravated robbery and facilitation of attempted carjacking convictions to be served concurrently with each other but consecutively to his especially aggravated robbery conviction. The defendant appeals, challenging the sufficiency of the evidence, the trial court’s denial of his motion to suppress, and the imposition of consecutive sentences. After review, we conclude the evidence was sufficient to support the convictions, the trial court correctly denied the motion to suppress, and the imposition of consecutive sentences was proper. We affirm the judgments from the trial court.