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Posted by: Landry Butler on Oct 28, 2016

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

David M. Hopkins, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, for the appellant, Jerry Brandon Phifer.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; M. Todd Ridley, Assistant Attorney General; Glenn Funk, District Attorney General; and Bret Gunn, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): DYER

On June 17, 2011, a Davidson County grand jury indicted the defendant, Jerry Brandon Phifer, for twelve crimes against five different victims. The defendant pled guilty to one count of aggravated burglary (Count 11) and one count of theft of property greater than $1000 (Count 12) as charged in the original twelve-count indictment. The trial court sentenced the defendant to thirteen years for aggravated robbery and twelve years for theft of property to be served consecutively. On appeal, the defendant argues the trial court improperly enhanced his sentence for aggravated robbery from the minimum of ten years to thirteen years. The defendant also argues the trial court improperly ordered his sentences for Counts 11 and 12 to run consecutively. After our review, we affirm the judgments of the trial court.