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Posted by: Landry Butler on Sep 1, 2017

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

James T. Powell, Union City, Tennessee, for the appellant, Shanthony Tywon Mays.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Zachary T. Hinkle, Assistant Attorney General; Russell Johnson, District Attorney General; and Jim Cannon, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WOODALL

Defendant, Shanthony Tywon Mays, was convicted by an Obion County Jury of one count of aggravated robbery, three counts of aggravated assault, and one count of unlawful possession of a weapon. The trial court imposed a sentence of twelve years for aggravated robbery, four years for each count of aggravated assault, and four years for unlawful possession of a weapon, to be served concurrently with each other and consecutively to the sentence in an unrelated case. On appeal, Defendant raises the following issues: (1) whether the trial court properly overruled Defendant’s objection to the jury venire; (2) whether the trial court properly instructed the jury concerning possession of recently stolen property; (3) whether the evidence was sufficient to support Defendant’s convictions; and (4) whether the trial court erred in denying Defendant’s motion for new trial based on newly discovered evidence. After a thorough review of the record, we affirm the judgments of the trial court.