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Posted by: Chandra Williams on Feb 3, 2016

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Vanessa Pettigrew Bryan, District Public Defender; and Benjamin Cody Signer (on appeal) and Jesse C.M. Montagnino (at trial), Assistant District Public Defenders, for the Appellant, Louis Orlando Harmon.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Clarence E. Lutz, Senior Counsel; Kim R. Helper, District Attorney General; and Mary Katharine White, Assistant District Attorney General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

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Appellant, Louis Orlando Harmon, stands convicted of theft of property valued at $1,000 or more but less than $10,000; possession of tools used to interfere with anti-theft security devices; and driving while his license was suspended. He was sentenced to six years for the theft of property offense, to a consecutive term of eleven months, twenty- nine days for the possession of tools offense, and to a concurrent term of six months for the driving offense. On appeal, he argues that the trial court committed plain error by allowing an Academy Sports and Outdoors loss prevention officer to testify about the identification of appellant and his vehicle by other employees of the store. Following our review, we affirm the judgments of the trial court.