STATE OF TENNESSEE v. JAMES MARK THORNTON - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Aug 28, 2017

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; John H. Bledsoe, Deputy Attorney General; James B. Dunn, District Attorney General; and William Brownlow Marsh, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellant, State of Tennessee.

Attorneys 2:

Nikolas Kear, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, for the appellee, James Mark Thornton.

Judge(s): THOMAS

The State appeals as of right from the Cocke County Circuit Court’s grant of the Defendant’s, James Mark Thornton’s Tennessee Rule of Criminal Procedure 36.1 motion to correct an illegal sentence. The State contends that the trial court erred because the challenged sentence was not illegal. We agree with the State and dismiss the Defendant’s Rule 36.1 motion.

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