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Posted by: Landry Butler on Nov 28, 2016

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

George Morton Googe, District Public Defender; and Gregory D. Gookin, Assistant Public Defender, Jackson, Tennessee (on appeal); and Kortney Simmons, Jackson, Tennessee (at trial), for the appellant, Charvasea Rodshun Lancaster.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Clarence E. Lutz, Senior Counsel; James G. (Jerry) Woodall, District Attorney General; and Shaun A. Brown, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WOODALL

Defendant, Charvasea Rodshun Lancaster, appeals his sentences in 11 separate convictions under two case numbers. Defendant entered open guilty pleas in case number 14-191 to one count of burglary and five counts of theft of property in various amounts. In case number 14-193, Defendant entered open guilty pleas to two counts of theft, two counts of vehicle burglary, and one count of aggravated burglary. Following a sentencing hearing, the trial court imposed a total effective sentence of ten years in case 14-191 and an effective sentence of 12 years in case 14-193 and ordered the sentences be served consecutively, for a total effective sentence of 22 years. Defendant contends that the trial court erred by imposing partial consecutive sentencing. Having reviewed the record and the briefs of the parties, we affirm the judgments of the trial court.