A 54 year old Nashville man charged with the aggravated burglary and arson of a home in Lakeview Mountain Estates last November appeared for sentencing in DeKalb County Criminal Court Monday, April 11.
Judge David Patterson presided.
Alton Ray Hinsley entered a plea to aggravated burglary and arson and received a three year sentence in each case to run concurrently with each other but consecutive to General Sessions Court cases against him. He is to make restitution of $1,353 to the victim.
According to count one of the indictment, Hinsley intentionally, knowingly or recklessly entered the habitation of Marvin Oppenheim on Friday, November 6, 2015 with the intent to commit Arson, constituting the offense of Aggravated Burglary. Count two alleges that Hinsley did unlawfully and knowingly damage a structure by means of a fire or explosion.
Members of the DeKalb County Volunteer Fire Department were summoned to a double-wide mobile home at 217 Neil Drive in the Lakeview Mountain Estates area Friday afternoon, November 6.
According to County Fire Chief Donny Green no one was at home when the fire was discovered by a neighbor and reported to 911. The listed owner of the home was G.L. Waynick. Marvin Oppenheim was the resident.
The Cookeville Highway, Main Station, and Liberty Stations responded along with the Department's tanker truck.
"Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire and contain it to the area around the range in the kitchen of the home. However, the entire structure did receive extensive smoke damage along with significant heat damage," said Chief Green.
"Firefighters removed four cats found inside the home. Three of the four cats were still alive," he added.
DeKalb EMS and DeKalb County Sheriff Department's deputies were also on the scene and rendered assistance.
28 year old Kevin Jay Stewart entered a plea by criminal information to theft over $1,000 and simple possession. He received a three year sentence all suspended to supervised probation except for 30 days to serve on the theft charge and 11 months and 29 days all suspended to supervised probation except for 30 days to serve in the drug case. The sentences are to run concurrently with each other. Stewart must also make restitution of $1,000 to the victim. He was given 33 days of jail credit.
Sheriff Patrick Ray said that on Wednesday, March 9 a deputy was dispatched to Ragland Bottom Motel to check out a car setting behind the building. Upon arrival, the officer observed the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Stewart.
According to the deputy, Stewart was wearing a necklace with a clear container attached which held .8 grams of methamphetamine and a small amount of marijuana. A hypodermic needle was found in the cup holder of the car. Stewart was unable to produce a driver license. A computer check revealed that Stewart's license had been revoked in White County for failure to provide proof of financial responsibility on June 5, 2010. He had also been charged with driving on a revoked license on October 1, 2010 and October 13, 2011 in White County and again on March 8, 2013 in DeKalb County.
After a handgun was found in Stewart's possession, a Sheriff's Department Detective conducted an investigation and learned that the gun had been stolen along with three other guns with a total value up to $1,500. The guns had been taken from a home on Four Seasons Road.
41 year old Ginger Elaine Moore entered a plea by criminal information to aggravated assault and received a four year sentence all suspended to supervised probation except for six months to serve. The sentence is to run consecutive to probation in a General Sessions case against her. She must also forfeit her weapon. Moore was given jail credit of 85 days. Sheriff Ray said that on Saturday, January 16 Moore allegedly pointed a 22 caliber handgun at her son and threatened to kill him.
55 year old Timothy Allen Presley entered a plea by criminal information to theft of property over $1,000. He received a two year sentence all suspended to supervised probation. He is requesting judicial diversion. Presley is to make restitution of $550 to Cash 4 U Pawn in Warren County. He was given jail credit of 37 days. Sheriff Ray said that on Friday, January 29 Presley pawned a stolen utility trailer at Cash 4 U Pawn in Warren County. The utility trailer was valued at $1,800. The case was investigated by a Sheriff's Department Detective.
28 year old Charles Ryan Riedley entered a plea by criminal information to simple possession of a schedule VI drug. He received a sentence of 11 months and 29 days suspended to probation. He was fined $750. Sheriff Ray said that on Sunday, May 24, 2015 a deputy observed a black truck leave its lane of travel multiple times. The officer stopped the truck and spoke with the driver, Riedley who had a strong odor of alcohol on him. Riedley's speech was slurred and he had bloodshot eyes. According to the officer, Riedley admitted to drinking and smoking marijuana. After performing poorly on field sobriety tasks, he was placed under arrest. Riedley refused to submit to a blood test and he could not provide proof of insurance. His first DUI conviction was November 27, 2007 in Rutherford County. During an inventory search of Riedley's vehicle, the officer found an open Bud Lite beer bottle and .1 grams of marijuana.
25 year old Tracy Blaylock entered a plea to domestic assault and received a sentence of 11 months and 29 days on supervised probation with CPS. Blaylock must also attend anger management classes. According to Smithville Police, Officer Will Judkins was dispatched to a residence on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 in reference to a physical domestic. Upon arrival he spoke with Blaylock who was outside trying to leave. While speaking with both Blaylock and the victim, Officer Judkins learned that a verbal argument between them became physical which left marks on the victim.
37 year old B.J. Lee Brown entered a plea to driving on a suspended license and received a six month sentence on supervised probation with CPS.
35 year old Terry Knowles entered a plea to driving on a revoked license and received a six month sentence all suspended to CPS probation. He will also lose his license for one year.