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Posted by: Landry Butler on Jun 14, 2017

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Gerald L. Melton (on appeal) and Russell N. Perkins (at trial and on appeal), Murfreesboro, Tennessee, for the Appellant, Brandon Frost.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; M. Todd Ridley, Assistant Attorney General; Jennings H. Jones, District Attorney General; Shawn Puckett and Sarah Davis, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): OGLE

A Rutherford County Circuit Court Jury convicted the Appellant, Brandon Frost, of two counts of aggravated kidnapping, one count of aggravated robbery, and one count of attempted aggravated robbery. The trial court imposed a total effective sentence of ten years in the Tennessee Department of Correction. On appeal, the Appellant challenges the sufficiency of the evidence sustaining his convictions, contending that he did not demand money or property from the attempted aggravated robbery victim and that his confinement of the kidnapping victims was incidental to the robbery offenses. The Appellant also contends that the trial court erred by failing to consider mitigating factors when determining the length of his sentences and by failing to grant alternative sentencing. Upon review, we affirm the judgments of the trial court.