STATE OF TENNESSEE v. LAYLON WARD, JR. - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Feb 26, 2018

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

James E. Lanier, District Public Defender; and Patrick McGill, Assistant District Public Defender, for the appellant, Laylon Ward, Jr.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Andrew C. Coulam, Assistant Attorney General; and Phillip Bivens, District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WILLIAMS

The Defendant, Laylon Ward, Jr., was convicted by a Dyer County jury of reckless aggravated assault. The trial court sentenced the Defendant as a Range II, multiple offender to eight years in the Tennessee Department of Correction. On appeal, the Defendant challenges his classification as a Range II offender, arguing that the trial court erred in considering two previous convictions as felonies. After a review of the record and applicable law, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.

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