STATE OF TENNESSEE v. DEANDRE BONDS, AKA ISRAEL EL-ELYON - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Apr 2, 2018

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Stephen C. Bush and Barry W. Kuhn (on appeal) and Robert Felkner (at trial), Memphis, Tennessee, for the Appellant, Deandre Bonds, aka Israel El-Elyon.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Jonathan H. Wardle, Assistant Attorney General; Amy P. Weirich, District Attorney General; and Bridgett Stigger, Tyler Parks, and Gavin Smith, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): OGLE

The Appellant, Deandre Bonds, aka Israel El-Elyon, was convicted in the Shelby County Criminal Court of one count of driving on a cancelled, suspended, or revoked license, second offense, and one count of evading arrest, both Class A misdemeanors, for which he received a total effective sentence of six months. On appeal, the Appellant contends that the evidence is not sufficient to support the convictions. Based upon our review, we conclude that the judgments of conviction incorrectly note the convictions are Class B misdemeanors; accordingly, the case is remanded to the trial court only for entry of corrected judgments reflecting that the offenses are Class A misdemeanors. The trial court’s judgments are affirmed in all other respects.

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