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Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Mar 23, 2016

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

William J. Harold, Lewisburg, Tennessee, for the appellant, Tyler Alexis Dixon.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Meredith DeVault, Senior Counsel; Robert J. Carter, District Attorney General; and William J. Harold, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): OGLE

The appellant, Tyler Alexis Denton, pled guilty in the Lincoln County Circuit Court to three counts of selling less than one-half gram of cocaine within a drug-free zone and three counts of delivering less than one-half gram of cocaine within a drug-free zone, Class C felonies. The trial court merged each count of delivering cocaine into its corresponding count of selling cocaine and sentenced the appellant to three, concurrent sentences of five and one-half years. On appeal, the appellant contends that the length of his sentences is excessive. Based upon the record and the parties? briefs, we affirm the judgments of the trial court. However, we remand the case to the trial court for correction of the judgments.