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Posted by: Landry Butler on Jul 13, 2017

Head Comment: With concurring and dissenting opinion by WILLIAMS.

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Joshua W. Etson (on appeal) and Chase Smith (at trial), Clarksville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Willie Hardy, Jr.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Ruth Anne Thompson, Assistant Attorney General; John W. Carney, District Attorney General; and C. Daniel Brollier, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WITT

The defendant, Willie Hardy, Jr., appeals his Montgomery County Circuit Court jury conviction of aggravated robbery, claiming that the evidence was insufficient to support his conviction and that the sentence imposed was excessive. Because the trial court failed to make the requisite findings, we vacate the trial court’s imposition of consecutive sentencing and remand for the limited purpose of making the appropriate findings on this issue. In all other respects, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.