STATE OF TENNESSEE v. AUSTIN DEAN - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Oct 7, 2016

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Wesley D. Stone (on appeal and at motion to reduce sentence) and Bruce Alldredge (at guilty plea and sentencing hearings), Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Austin Dean.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Benjamin A. Ball, Senior Counsel; Charm P. Allen, District Attorney General; and Ta Kisha M. Fitzgerald, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): MONTGOMERY

The Defendant, Austin Dean, pleaded guilty to eleven counts of aggravated robbery, Class B felonies. See T.C.A. §§ 39-13-402 (2014). Pursuant to the plea agreement, the trial court merged Counts 2 and 3 into Count 1, merged Counts 5, 6, and 7 into Count 4, and merged Counts 9, 10, and 11 into Count 8, and the court would determine the length and manner of service of the sentences. The trial court imposed three eight-year sentences and ordered partial consecutive service, for an effective sixteen-year sentence. On appeal, the Defendant contends that the trial court erred by ordering consecutive service. We affirm the judgments of the trial court.

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