STATE OF TENNESSEE v. JOHN EDWARD DAWSON - Articles

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Posted by: Chandra Williams on Jul 27, 2016

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Richard Hughes, District Public Defender and Donald L. Shahan, Jr., Assistant District Public Defender, for the appellant, John Edward Dawson.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Robert W. Wilson, Assistant Attorney General; Stephen D. Crump, District Attorney General; and Tammy Crayne- Harris and Paul D. Rush, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): HOLLOWAY

Following a jury trial, the Defendant, John Edward Dawson, was convicted of aggravated burglary, burglary, vandalism of property valued at $1,000 or more but less than $10,000, theft of property valued at $1,000 or more but less than $10,000, and possession of burglary tools. The trial court sentenced the Defendant, as a Range II multiple offender, to ten years for aggravated burglary; eight years for burglary; eight years for vandalism of property valued at $1,000 or more but less than $10,000; and eight years for theft of property valued at $1,000 or more but less than $10,000. The trial court also sentenced the Defendant to eleven months and twenty-nine days for possession of burglary tools. All the sentences were ordered to run concurrently for an effective ten years’ incarceration. On appeal, the Defendant challenges the sufficiency of the evidence supporting his convictions and contends that his sentence is excessive. Discerning no error, the judgments of the trial court are affirmed.

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