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Friday, July 14, 2017

Shults sentenced
In Cocke County Criminal court on Thursday, Judge Ben Hooper accepted a guilty plea from a man who faced charges in connection with an October, 2016 burglary of the Edgemont Elementary School. Brandon Shults,32, Orchard View Drive, Newport, took an Ipad Air, Ipad mini, Apple Mac Pro Book and a Black Kindle from the school, and then sold all but the Pro Book. Detective C.J. Ball retrieved the stolen items valued at $3,300, a short time later. In the plea agreement, Shults pleaded guilty to theft over $1,000 and the sale of a counterfeit controlled substance in a separate case. He was given a three-year sentence, will serve 60 days with the balance in the Community Corrections program. The defendant has already completed a drug rehabilitation program. Shults will make restitution of $2,000 for the stolen items. Asst. DA Joanne Sheldon told the court that the school system agreed to the plea arrangement. Charges against a co-defendant were resolved previously.

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