STATE OF TENNESSEE v. TRACY LYNN CARMAN-THACKER - Articles

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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Sep 8, 2015

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

J. Bradley Hannah, Tullahoma, Tennessee, for the appellant, Tracy Lynn Carman- Thacker.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Clark Bryan Thornton, Assistant Attorney General; C. Michael Layne, District Attorney General; Jeffrey T. Ridner, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): MONTGOMERY

The Defendant, Tracy Lynn Carman-Thacker, was convicted in a bench trial in the Coffee County Circuit Court of twelve counts of unlawful possession of a firearm while subject to an order of protection and twelve counts of violating an order of protection by possessing a firearm, all Class A misdemeanors. See T.C.A. §§ 39-13-113 (2014)(violation of an order of protection or restraining order), 39-17-1307 (Supp. 2012) (amended 2014) (unlawful carrying or possession of a weapon). On appeal, the Defendant contends that the trial court erred in denying her motion to suppress the evidence found during a search of her house and that the evidence is insufficient to support her convictions. We vacate the Defendant’s convictions and dismiss the charges.