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Posted by: Landry Butler on Feb 21, 2018

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Gerald L. Melton, District Public Defender, and Billie I. Zimmerman, Assistant District Public Defender, for the appellant, Kortney Ball.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Renee W. Turner, Senior Counsel; Jennings H. Jones, District Attorney General; and Brent Pierce, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): EASTER

Defendant was convicted by a Rutherford County Jury of driving under the influence (“DUI”), retaliation for past action, assault, and resisting arrest. The trial court sentenced Defendant to an effective sentence of two years, of which Defendant was ordered to serve six months in incarceration and the balance of the sentence on supervised probation. Defendant appeals his conviction for retaliation for past action, arguing that the evidence was insufficient to support the conviction. For the following reasons, we affirm the judgments of the trial court.