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Posted by: Landry Butler on Jan 30, 2018

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

M. Wesley Hall, IV, Unionville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Ricardo Antonio Demling.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Richard D. Douglas, Assistant Attorney General; Robert J. Carter, District Attorney General; and Mike Randles, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): HOLLOWAY

The Bedford County Grand Jury indicted the Defendant, Ricardo Antonio Demling, for theft of property valued between $10,000 and $60,000. The jury found the Defendant guilty as charged, and the trial court sentenced him to fifteen years as a Range III persistent offender and ordered this sentence to be served consecutively to any unexpired sentences. On appeal, the Defendant contends that the evidence was insufficient for a rational juror to have found him guilty beyond a reasonable doubt of theft of property between the value of $10,000 and $60,000. He also argues that his sentence was excessive and asks this court to conduct a plain error review of “all objections” and “all issues regarding venue and jurisdiction[.]” After a thorough review of the facts and applicable case law, we affirm.