|Jefferson County Circuit pleas|
In Jefferson County Circuit Court this week, Judge Duane Slone accepted guilty pleas from a number of defendants. Dylan Scott Mays, 19, West Highway 11E, Strawberry Plains pleaded guilty to attempted aggravated child abuse involving a child under the age of 8. Mays was caring for his two-month-old daughter when the baby began to cry. The warrant in the case obtained by Jefferson County Detective Lt. Pamela Taylor, says when the child began crying, Mays became upset, grabbed her by both arms, pushed them, and caused a right clavicle fracture. Although the baby screamed, and Mays heard a “pop”, he did not seek medical care. A grandmother later in the day noticed that the infant would not move her arm and would scream when it was moved. The child was treated at East Tennessee Children's Hospital. The defendant was given a ten-year sentence, ordered to serve a year in jail and the balance will be on supervised probation. In addition, Mays was ordered to take anger management and parenting classes. Dillion "Shorty" Mays, 24, Maple Street, White Pine, entered guilty pleas to four counts vehicular assault, DUI, reckless driving, violation of the implied consent law, following too closely and failure to exercise due care. In August, the defendant was southbound on I-81, when his 2002 Chrysler PT ran into the rear of another vehicle near the 1 mile marker. The second vehicle, a 2005 GMC Sierra, was operated by Andrew Futrell, 26, Harriman, and he had three passengers with him. According to the Highway Patrol, after Smith rear-ended Futrell, the collision caused Futrell to skid, go into a rollover and several times before coming to rest on it’s driver side in the median. The plea agreement says Futrell, Roger Futrell, Christopher Futrell and Amanda Futrell all sustained serious injuries, as a result of Mays' intoxication. The defendant was given a seven-year sentence, will serve one year in jail and the balance will be on supervised probation. He also will make restitution to the victims, and undergo alcohol and drug assessment.