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Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Feb 22, 2016

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Mitchell Wood, Memphis, Tennessee (on appeal); and Jake Erwin, Memphis, Tennessee (at trial), for the appellant, Joseph Thomas.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Caitlin Smith, Assistant Attorney General; Amy P. Weirich, District Attorney General; and Stacy McEndree and Josh Corman, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WITT

The defendant, Joseph Thomas, appeals his Shelby County Criminal Court jury convictions of aggravated robbery, aggravated assault, aggravated burglary, and employing a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony, claiming that the trial court erred by denying his motion to dismiss for failure to prosecute and by instructing the jury on criminal responsibility, that the evidence was insufficient to sustain his convictions, and that the trial court erred by classifying the defendant as a career offender. We affirm the convictions and sentences but remand for correction of a clerical error in one of the judgments.