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Posted by: Landry Butler on Feb 6, 2018

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Jessica S. Sisk, Newport, Tennessee, for the appellant, David Louis Way.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Renee W. Turner, Senior Counsel; Jimmy B. Dunn, District Attorney General; and Nicholas Spangler, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): MCMULLEN

The Defendant-Appellant, David Way, appeals from his Sevier County jury convictions of burglary, theft over $1,000, vandalism over $1,000, and possession of burglary tools. As a career offender, he received an effective sentence of thirty-six years in confinement. The sole issues presented for our review are whether the trial court erred in denying Way’s motion to suppress certain evidence due to the State’s failure to establish a proper chain of custody and whether the evidence is sufficient to support each of his convictions. Upon our review, we affirm the judgments of the trial court.