STATE OF TENNESSEE v. TOMMY LEE HOUSER, JR. - Articles

All Content


Posted by: Landry Butler on Nov 1, 2017

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

J. Liddell Kirk (on appeal), and Aubrey Davis (at trial), Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Tommy Lee Houser, Jr.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Courtney N. Orr, Assistant Attorney General; Charme P. Allen, District Attorney General; and Philip H. Morton, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WEDEMEYER

A Knox County jury convicted the Defendant, Tommy Lee Houser, Jr., of felony theft. After a sentencing hearing, the trial court classified the Defendant as a career offender and imposed a mandatory twelve year sentence. On appeal, the Defendant asserts that the evidence supporting his conviction is insufficient and that the trial court erred in applying the Class D felony offense classification rather than the “new” Class E felony offense classification. After review, we affirm the trial court’s judgment.

Attachments: