STATE OF TENNESSEE v. JAMES STUBBLEFIELD, III - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Mar 10, 2015

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Collier W. Goodlett, Assistant Public Defender, Springfield, Tennessee (at trial) and Roger E. Nell, District Public Defender, Clarksville, Tennessee (on appeal), for the appellant, James Stubblefield, III.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery, III, Attorney General and Reporter; Meredith Devault, Senior Counsel; John W. Carney, Jr. District Attorney General; and Jason White, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WILLIAMS

The defendant, James Stubblefield, III, appeals the sentencing decision of the trial court following the revocation of his community corrections sentence. The defendant pled guilty to aggravated burglary, forgery, and driving on a revoked license. He was subsequently sentenced to an effective four-year community corrections sentence as a Range I, standard offender. A violation warrant issued alleging that the defendant had violated the terms and conditions of his community corrections agreement. Following a hearing, the trial court found the defendant to be in violation and revoked the community corrections sentence, ordering that the balance of the four-year sentence be served in incarceration. On appeal, the defendant does not contest the revocation of community corrections itself. Instead, he challenges only the trial court’s decision to order service of the entire sentence in confinement. Following review of the record, the decision of the trial court is affirmed.