STATE OF TENNESSEE v. TAMEKIA SHANTELL JONES - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Dec 2, 2014

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

George Morton Googe, District Public Defender; and Gregory D. Gookin, Assistant Public Defender, Jackson, Tennessee (on appeal); and Daniel J. Taylor, Jackson, Tennessee, (at trial), for the appellant, Tamekia Shantell Jones.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery, III, Attorney General and Reporter; Brent C. Cherry, Senior Counsel; James G. (Jerry) Woodall, District Attorney General; and Shaun A. Brown, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, the State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WOODALL

Defendant, Tamekia Shantell Jones, was charged with Class A misdemeanor theft from Macy’s store in an indictment returned by the Madison County Grand Jury. Following a jury trial, she was found guilty as charged. The trial court sentenced her to serve eleven months and twenty-nine days in the Madison County jail, to be served consecutively to a sentence for convictions in Hardeman County. In this appeal, Defendant’s sole issue is a challenge to the sufficiency of the evidence to support the conviction. After a thorough review of the record and the briefs of the parties, we affirm the judgment of the trial court pursuant to Rule 20 of the Rules of the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals.

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