STATE OF TENNESSEE v. JOEY BOSWELL - Articles

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Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on Apr 19, 2018

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

J. Patrick Hayes, Cookeville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Joey Boswell.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery, III, Attorney General and Reporter; Ruth Anne Thompson, Senior Counsel; Bryant C. Dunaway, District Attorney General; and Bruce A. MacLeod, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WEDEMEYER

The Defendant, Joey Boswell, pleaded guilty to theft of property valued between $2,500 and $10,000. The trial court sentenced him to serve eight years in the Tennessee Department of Correction. On appeal, the Defendant contends that the trial court erred when it sentenced him because it improperly enhanced his sentence based on enhancement factor (2), that “The defendant was a leader in the commission of an offense involving two (2) or more criminal actors[.]” T.C.A. § 40-35-114(2) (2014). He also contends that his sentence is excessive. After a thorough review of the record and the applicable authorities, we affirm the trial court’s judgment.

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