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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Pleas in Cocke County Circuit Court
A number of defendants entered guilty pleas on Tuesday in Cocke County Circuit Court before Judge Carter Moore. David Frazier, 55, Lincoln Avenue, Newport pleaded guilty to Jail Escape, and Vandalism over $1,000 in connection with a Christmas Eve 2016 escape from the Cocke County Jail. He was arrested several days later in Georgia. He also pleaded guilty to Attempted Robbery and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, in the December, 2016 robbery of Eric Phillips, in which cash and narcotics were taken. Frazier also entered a plea to the Exhibition of Obscene Material to a Minor, and Felony Possession of a Weapon, in July, 2016. Judge Moore imposed a 16 year sentence in the negotiated plea. Frazier was released after having served 495 days, and the balance of the sentence will be served on supervised probation. Dustin Darrell Davis, 29, Keener Road, Cosby pleaded guilty to Attempted Possession of Heroin with the Intent to Sell, Possession of Methamphetamine in Excess of .5 gram with the Intent to Sell, Simple Possession of a Schedule III Controlled Substance, DUI, Simple Assault Conspiracy to Introduce Contraband into a Penal Institution, Theft over $2,500, Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor and Criminal Trespass. Davis was given a 12 year sentence but released on supervised probation after having served 195 days in jail. Lorinda Gail Sutton, 41, Deerfoot Road, Cosby, entered pleas to two counts False Reports and Failure to Appear in Court. An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation led to the indictment of Sutton, who was accused of falsely reporting sexual abuse involving a child. In February, at the request of 4th District Attorney General James Dunn, TBI Special Agents began investigating the allegations and the agents developed information that indicated Sutton had not been truthful and the incident she reported had not occurred. After entering the guilty plea, Sutton was given a three-year sentence but released on the time served, with the balance on supervised probation. The defendant also is restrained from contacting Zach Shelton and Tina Campbell.


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