STATE OF TENNESSEE v. TONY DEMARCUS WILLIAMS - Articles

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Posted by: Brittany Sims on Aug 4, 2014

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

A. Philip Lomonaco, 800 S. Gay Street, Suite 2610, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Tony Demarcus Williams.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Benjamin A. Ball, Assistant Attorney General; Randall Eugene Nichols, District Attorney General; and Jennifer Welch, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, the State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WOODALL

Defendant, Tony Demarcus Williams, was indicted by the Knox County Grand Jury for possession of more than .5 grams of cocaine within a school zone with the intent to sell and possession of more than .5 grams of cocaine within a school zone with intent to deliver. A petit jury convicted Defendant as charged, and the trial court merged the two convictions. The trial court sentenced Defendant to 15 years in confinement. Defendant asserts on appeal that the trial court erred in denying his motion to suppress the search warrant; that accomplice testimony was not sufficiently corroborated; and that the trial court erred by not allowing Defendant to make a proffer of evidence at the hearing on the motion for new trial regarding alleged prosecutorial misconduct. Finding no error, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.

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