STATE OF TENNESSEE v. RANDY WAYNE JOHNSON - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Jun 15, 2015

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

David F. Bautista, District Public Defender, and David Crichton, Assistant Public Defender, Elizabethton, Tennessee, for the appellant, Randy Wayne Johnson.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; M. Todd Ridley, Assistant Attorney General; Tony Clark, District Attorney General; and Dennis D. Brooks, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): EASTER

Defendant, Randy Wayne Johnson, challenges the sufficiency of the evidence supporting his conviction for especially aggravated kidnapping. He argues that the kidnapping was merely incidental to the accompanying assault, of which he was also convicted. Because Defendant?s conduct in committing the kidnapping constituted a separate and independent offense, there is sufficient evidence to support his conviction, and Defendant is not entitled to relief.

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