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Thursday, December 06, 2018

Judge Carter Moore hears pleas
A Newport man who was involved in a February robbery at a Newport residence in February, this week entered guilty pleas to the charges in Cocke County Circuit Court. Brian Arwood 39, Filbert Street, told Judge Carter Moore he is guilty of Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Robbery and Possession of Counterfeit drugs. Thomas Edwards was taken to the Newport Medical Center after he was attacked with a large hunting knife, and knocked to the floor after going to a party "basically to do drugs", he told police. After being assaulted, Edwards said he gave Arwood and Jasmine Prevost his money which they had demanded. After that, the victim says he was thrown out of the home with his wallet and cell phone. Arwood was given an eight-year term but released on the time he has served with the balance on probation. He also may have no contact with Edwards. Prevost previously pleaded guilty to the charges. A Hartford woman, Shelby Marie Davis, 43, Hound Dog Trail, faced a number of charges stemming from the alleged theft of medications from a woman who now is deceased. Davis was charged initially with the Abuse and Neglect of an Adult as well as Theft. The defendant in 2016, took medication intended for her ex-mother-in-law, Rhonda Freeman, and replaced it with non-prescription pills. But Asst. prosecutor Joanne Sheldon told Judge Moore that the plea agreement provides for the abuse charge to be dismissed, and so Davis pleaded guilty to only the Theft charge. She was given a two-year term, released on time served and he balance will be on probation. Davis also was granted diversion, so if she remains offense free for the two years, the charge will be expunged from her record. Asst. Prosecutor Sheldon told the court the charges against Victoria N. Jones, 35, Epley Road, Newport have been dismissed. Jones was charged along with Ricky L. Sutton, Caywood Drive, Dandridge in a November 22, 2015 fire. Both were charged with Arson, Conspiracy to Commit Arson, Fraudulent Insurance Claim and Conspiracy to Commit Insurance Fraud.

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