DOUGLAS L. BROWN v. STATE OF TENNESSEE
Douglas L. Brown, Pikeville, Tennessee, pro se.
Paul G.Summers, Attorney General &Reporter; Renee W.Turner, Assistant
Attorney General; and James Michael Taylor, District Attorney General,
for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.
The petitioner, Douglas L. Brown, has appealed from the Bledsoe County
Circuit Court's dismissal of his petition for habeas corpus relief.
The petition attacked the petitioner's two 1998, Davidson County,
guilty-pleaded convictions of rape of a child. The state has moved the
court pursuant to Rule 20 of this court's rules to summarily affirm
the judgment of the habeas corpus court. We sustain the motion and
affirm the judgment.
PRENTISS PHILLIPS v. STATE OF TENNESSEE
Juni S. Ganguli, Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellant, Prentiss
Paul G. Summers, Attorney General & Reporter; Seth P. Kestner,
Assistant Attorney General; and David Zak, Assistant District Attorney
General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.
The petitioner, Prentiss Phillips, appeals the denial of his petition
for post-conviction relief. The single issue presented for review is
whether the petitioner was denied the effective assistance of counsel
at trial. The judgment is affirmed.
STATE OF TENNESSEE v. DAVID JAMES WILEY
Daniel J. Ripper, Chattanooga, Tennessee, for the appellant, David
Paul G. Summers, Attorney General and Reporter; William G. Lamberth,
II, Assistant Attorney General; WilliamH.Cox,III, District Attorney
General; and Lila Statom, Assistant District Attorney General, for the
appellee, State of Tennessee.
The appellant, David James Wiley, pled guilty in the Hamilton County
Criminal Court to arson and received a probationary sentence of six
years. Subsequently, the trial court revoked the appellant's
probation. The appellant now appeals, contesting the trial court's
evidentiary rulings during the revocation hearing and the sufficiency
of the evidence supporting the revocation. Upon our review of the
record and the parties' briefs, we reverse the judgment of the trial
court and remand for a new hearing.