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Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Apr 5, 2016

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

J. Liddell Kirk (on appeal), Knoxville, Tennessee, and Mack Garner (at trial), District Public Defender, for the appellant, Patricia Tarver.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Jonathan H. Wardle, Assistant Attorney General; Mike Flynn, District Attorney General; and Shari Tayloe, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): EASTER

Appellant, Patricia Tarver, appeals the trial court’s revocation of her probation, arguing that the trial court abused its discretion by ordering her to serve her original sentence in confinement. Because there is substantial evidence to support the trial court’s finding that Appellant violated the terms and conditions of her probation, the trial court did not abuse its discretion by revoking Appellant’s probation and executing the underlying sentence. The judgment of the trial court is affirmed.