Five Ordered to Serve Prison Sentences For Violation of Probation on Criminal Charges

On November 9, 2015, Fentress County Criminal Court Judge E. Shayne Sexton ordered  that James Gann, Joel R. Smith, Terry Shields II, Joshua Burchfield, and Christopher L. Molands serve their respective sentences in the custody of the Tennessee Department of Corrections after each defendant was found to have violated the terms and conditions of their respective probation.

James Gann of 1374 Pearl Hinds, Road, Jamestown,  pled guilty to Forgery (3 counts), class E felonies, on June 8, 2012.  He was sentenced to a four year sentence and placed on supervised probation for four years.  Mr. Gann violated his probation by his failure to report to his probation officer, and by failing to comply with drug treatment established by the Eighth District Drug Court.  The Court revoked Mr. Gann’s probation and ordered him to serve the balance of his sentence in the Tennessee Department of Corrections.

Read the rest of the story in this weeks Fentress Courier.