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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Jan 30, 2015

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Randall D. Fleming, Kingsport, Tennessee, for the appellant, David Wortman.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery, III, Attorney General and Reporter; Clark B. Thornton, Senior Counsel; Barry P. Staubus, District Attorney General; and Joshua Parsons, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): EASTER

Defendant, David Wortman, pled guilty to two counts of aggravated assault and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in exchange for an effective sentence of four years and six months, with the manner of service of the sentence to be determined by the trial court at a sentencing hearing. After the sentencing hearing, the trial court denied alternative sentencing, ordering Defendant to serve his sentence in incarceration. Defendant appeals the denial of alternative sentencing. Because the trial court did not abuse its discretion in denying alternative sentencing, we affirm the judgments of the trial court.