Rutherford County theft convict to remain behind bars

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The Criminal Appeals Court of Tennessee did not side with the defendant who recently saw his probation revoked.

Tommy Tyrell plead guilty in Rutherford County for theft of property valued at more than $1,000 and was sentenced to four years of probation in 2014. Less than a year later in 2015, a probation violation was reported alleging that Tyrell had been arrested for drug and firearm related charges. He is also accused of failing to report the incident to his probation officer, failing to obtain employment or even attend a job fair and failure to attend Narcotics Anonymous meetings. Court documents show that Tyrell also failed a drug screen testing positive for marijuana and cocaine.

After the defendants' probation was revoked, the courts ordered him to serve his full four-year sentence behind bars. It was at that time that Tyrell filed an appeal.

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On Monday, March 13, 2017, the courts decided against the appeal moving forward and sided with the original Rutherford County Court sentencing. Tyrell will remain behind bars.

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No. M2016-01243-CCA-R3-CD


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