41 year old Mark Randall (Truck) Robinson pleaded guilty in DeKalb County Criminal Court Monday to possession of a schedule IV controlled substance for resale, sale of a schedule IV, and conspiracy to sell a schedule IV controlled substance.
David Patterson was the presiding judge.
Robinson, facing a four year sentence in the possession and sale cases and a two year sentence in the conspiracy case, was granted judicial diversion for a period of four years. All the sentences are to run concurrently with each other and be suspended, if he meets all conditions of his probation. The case is also to run concurrently with the sentence against him in Cannon County.
Robinson must make restitution of $40 to the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office, restitution to the TBI in an amount to be determined, and he must make a $2,000 contribution to the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department drug fund. The restitution is to be paid jointly and severally with the co-defendant in the case, Kyra Robinson, his ex-wife.
Mark Robinson was indicted in April, 2008 for sale and delivery of a schedule IV controlled substance (Xanax), and conspiracy to sell a schedule IV controlled substance (Xanax) following an undercover investigation by the Sheriff's Department. Ms. Robinson was also indicted last April for conspiracy to sell a Schedule IV controlled substance (Xanax).
In December, 2007, the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department executed a search warrant at the home of Mark Robinson. Sheriff Patrick Ray said at the time that officers made at least one drug buy from the residence and during the search, they found 193 Xanax pills, 203 empty prescription bottles with numerous individuals' names on them, hemostats, rolling papers, roach clips, syringes, and a pill grinder.
The Robinson's were later charged in a Cannon County drug case, stemming from the local investigation.
Meanwhile, a former loan officer of 3-D Financial in Smithville appeared in criminal court Monday.
54 year old Sari S. Bailey, charged with eighteen counts of forgery and one count of theft over $1,000, was granted pre-trial diversion under a memorandum of understanding for a period of one year. She must pay restitution in the amount of $2,893 to 3D Financial; make a $250 payment to the economic crime fund, to be paid through the Circuit Court Clerk's Office by August 25th; and perform 40 hours of community service work.
Bailey was accused of issuing $4,100 in loans, using the names and personal information of previous 3-D Financial customers without their knowledge, and keeping the money for herself. She also allegedly forged a company check and passed it at a local bank for $1,500 and kept the money.
Smithville Police Chief Richard Jennings, who investigated the case, says with each fraudulent loan issued, Bailey would apparently use the funds from it to either pay off or make a payment on the previous loan.
Bailey allegedly forged loan agreements using the names of six different persons in amounts of $100, $200, and $300 on seventeen occasions from April 27th, 2007 to October 30th, 2007.
The investigation began during the fall of 2007 after the office manager of 3-D Financial reported to police that three company checks were missing and that one of them had been cashed for $1,500 but the money was not returned. Chief Jennings says the fraudulent loan scheme was uncovered as a result of that investigation.
The indictment alleged that on and between April, 2007 and October, 2007, Bailey did forge and pass one check and seventeen loan agreements with a total net loss of approximately $2,893 on accounts with the intent to deprive 3-D Financial of said property, constituting the offense of theft over $1,000.
In other cases, 32 year old Toni Jo Cummings pleaded guilty to burglary and received a three year sentence, all suspended to DOC probation. The sentence is to run consecutive to a case against her in Cannon County. She must pay $150 to the economic crime fund.
28 year old Amanda Bain Hicks pleaded guilty to casual exchange and received a sentence of 11 months and 29 days, all suspended to supervised probation. The sentence is to run consecutive to sentences in two other cases against her. Her probation will be supervised by CPS. Hicks must pay a $50 fine, make $75 restitution to the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department, perform 100 hours of community service work; and she must undergo an alcohol and drug assessment and comply with any recommendations.
51 year old Marty Paul Neal pleaded guilty to a first offense of driving under the influence and received a sentence of 11 months and 29 days, all suspended except for ten days to serve on weekends. Neal will be on supervised probation with CPS. He will lose his license for one year, pay a fine of $365, complete an alcohol safety education program, and complete an alcohol and drug assessment and follow any treatment recommendations.
24 year old Donald Richard Atnip, Jr. pleaded guilty to theft over $1,000 and received a four year sentence in the Tennessee Department of Corrections as a range II offender. The sentence is to run consecutive to a Warren County case against him and he must pay restitution in the amount of $500 to the victim.
39 year old Royce Avon Foster pleaded guilty to burglary and theft over $1,000 and received a three year sentence in each case in the Tennessee Department of Corrections as a range I offender. The sentences will run concurrently with each other but consecutive to a parole violation sentence against him. He must pay $75 restitution to the victim. There will be no fine or community service.
21 year old Ryan Herron pleaded guilty to criminal attempt to hinder a secured creditor. He received a sentence of 11 months and 29 days, all suspended. He will be on probation and must pay $150 to the economic crime fund and make restitution of $2,698.
45 year old Monty Slatten pleaded guilty to theft over $1,000 and received a three year sentence, all suspended to community corrections. The sentence is to run consecutive to a White County case against him. He must make a $150 contribution to the economic crime fund and pay restitution of $7,500 to the victim.
42 year old Lisa M. Pyles pleaded guilty to theft under $500 and simple possession. She received a sentence of 11 months and 29 days in each case to run concurrently with each other and all suspended to CPS probation on Judicial Diversion. Pyles must pay $75 to the economic crime fund and perform 25 hours of community service work..
36 year old Kenneth T. Bond, charged with promotion of methamphetamine, possession of a schedule II controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, was granted pre-trial diversion under a memorandum of understanding for a period of two years. He must pay a fine of $2,000 to the DeKalb County Drug Fund; make a $100 payment to the economic crime fund, to be paid through the Circuit Court Clerk's Office by March 22nd, 2011; perform 40 hours of community service work; and undergo an alcohol and drug assessment and successfully complete all recommendations.