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Posted by: Chandra Williams on Oct 30, 2015

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

John P. Partin, District Public Defender; and Ricky L. Stacy, Assistant District Public Defender, for the appellant, Bobby Ray Graves, Jr.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Brent C. Cherry, Senior Counsel; Lisa Zavogiannis, District Attorney General; and Thomas J. Miner, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.


In 2013, the Defendant pleaded guilty in case number F-13761 to two counts of theft of property valued over $1,000, one count of theft of property valued between $500 and $1,000, and one count of simple possession of a controlled substance. The Defendant also pleaded guilty in case number F-14140 to one count of promoting the manufacture of methamphetamine. For these convictions, the trial court imposed a six-year sentence in case number F-13761 and a two-year consecutive sentence in case number F-14140, for a total effective sentence of eight years, to be served on supervised probation. In 2014, the trial court issued a probation violation warrant and, after a hearing, the trial court revoked the Defendant?s probation and ordered the Defendant to serve his sentence in confinement. On appeal, the Defendant contends that there was insufficient evidence to warrant a revocation of his probation. After a thorough review of the record and applicable law, we affirm the trial court?s judgment.