woman Tansi pleads against auto break-ins | Local news


A Lake Tansi woman arrested last month pleaded guilty to Cumberland County Criminal Court information less than 30 days after her arrest and received a two-year suspended prison sentence.

Crysta L. Melcher, 34, Chief Daybreak Dr., pleaded guilty to two counts of burglary in the parking lot of Liberty Market in Crab Orchard on November 11.

It was reported to Sheriff’s assistants that a woman entered two unlocked vehicles in the convenience store parking lot and stole a GPS unit, two cell phones and other items.

The burglary was reported to Deputy Jacob Moore at around 11:30 a.m. and at 6:30 p.m. Melcher was in custody and two cell phones and a GPS were recovered in his purse.

Melcher is to serve the two-year sentence on supervised probation and the sentence is to be served after a sentence expires in Jefferson County. Melcher would be put on a 90-day recovery program as part of his probation requirements. The restitution in the case is to be determined.

In the other cases entered on the roll, the following means were entered:

• Patrick Deshaun Angel, 32, charged with two counts of domestic assault, pleaded guilty to one count and was sentenced to 11 months and 29 days to serve a rank 1 sentence at 75% and with sentences in the counties of Loudon and Roane. The second charge was dropped. The incident arose out of an incident on July 30, 2019, investigated by Private Jake Bramer, Deputy Dakota Rucker and Knoxville Police.

• Devin Cody Stokes, 25, charged with simple possession of methamphetamine following a traffic stop on March 30, 2019, by Private Jake Bramer, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 30 days in jail over the weekend and to a fine of $ 750. He is credited with five days already served.

• Jeffery Lynn Tabor, 42, charged with drunk driving, resisting a stop, arrest or search and violation of implied consent law, pleaded guilty to drunk driving and must serve 48 hours in jail with credit for time already served, was fined $ 350 and court costs were waived. The remaining charges have been dropped. Tabor was arrested on August 11, 2020 by Crossville Police Ptl. Tyrel Lorenz and Samantha Seay.

• David Shane Abbott, 47, pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana for resale following an August 24, 2020 traffic stop by Private Jake Bramer and received a two-year conditional sentence to be served in supervised probation. He was credited with six days in jail, got a fine and court fees waived, and confiscated a gun seized during the traffic stop.

• Brittany Ann Baker, 23, pleaded guilty to possession of more than 5 grams of marijuana for sale or delivery and received an eight-year sentence to serve on supervised probation, concurrent with the case of the Court of General Sessions. The charge stems from her arrest after she reported the theft of her vehicle.

• Kasie Nicole Hudgens 30, pleaded guilty to intentional possession of more than 0.5 grams of methamphetamine, two counts of fraudulent use of a credit / debit card and impaired driving. The offenses took place on February 21, March 4 and September 15 of this year. Hudgens was given a nine-year conditional sentence to serve under house arrest supervision from Community Corrections, must serve 48 hours in jail with credit for 25 days already served and was fined 2 $ 000. Hudgens is a Category 1 offender and under state law must serve any sentence at 30%.

• Scott Charles King, 44, pleaded guilty to a charge of aggravated assault on July 29, 2020 and was given a three-year conditional sentence to serve on supervised probation as a first-rank offender. King is credited with 21 days already spent in prison. King has been charged with putting his hands around a woman’s throat during a domestic incident in the Washington St. and Pigeon Ridge Rd area.

• Codie Franklin Moore, 26, pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary and received a three-year conditional sentence to serve on supervised probation. The charge stems from a Nov. 29 incident related to the burglary of a Claysville residence in which a backpack and a cell phone were among the items stolen. Moore must pay $ 1,590 in restitution.

• Autumn Fawn Templeton, 36, pleaded guilty to a charge of smuggling into a penal institution and was sentenced to three years to serve a 30% sentence as a Tier 1 offender under state law. The fine and court costs were waived. Templeton pleaded guilty to being arrested with heroin in prison when she was arrested on an unrelated charge.


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