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Posted by: Chandra Williams on Jul 20, 2016

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Brandon E. White (on appeal), Columbia, Tennessee, and R.H. Stovall, Jr. (at trial), Pulaski, Tennessee, for the appellant, Sharris Nicole Thompson.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; David H. Findley, Senior Counsel; Brent A. Cooper, District Attorney General; and Christi Thompson, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): OGLE

The appellant, Sharris Nicole Thompson, pled guilty in the Lawrence County Circuit Court to theft of property valued $1,000 or more but less than $10,000; misappropriation of rental property valued $1,000 or more but less than $10,000; three counts of theft of property valued $500 or less; and one count of misappropriation of rental property valued $500 or less and ultimately received an effective four-year sentence to be served on probation. Subsequently, the trial court revoked probation and ordered that the appellant serve her effective sentence in confinement. On appeal, the appellant contends that the trial court abused its discretion by denying her request for alternative sentencing. Based upon the record and the parties’ briefs, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.