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Evans Gets 8-year Sentence for Child Sex Crimes

July 3, 2024
By: Dwayne Page

A man indicted in March for child sex crimes had his day in court Monday, July 1.

41-year-old George Daniel Evans, indicted for three counts of rape, four counts of sexual battery by an authority figure, two counts of continuous sexual abuse of a child, and two counts of incest, entered a plea to two counts of sexual battery by an authority figure. Evans received an 8-year sentence to serve at 100% on both counts to run concurrently. He will be on the state’s sex offender registry. Evans has been given jail credit of 542 days.

According to the indictment, Evans allegedly had sexual contact with two children under the age of 14 on several occasions from October 2015 to October 2021. At the time of the first offenses the children were 7 and 8 years old.

46-year-old Christopher Joe Bogle entered a plea to theft of services over $2,500 and received a sentence of 2 years on supervised probation until his court costs and restitution of $5,300 to Caney Fork Electric Cooperative are paid. Sheriff Patrick Ray said that on February 22, 2019, Caney Fork Electric Cooperative terminated service at an address on Antioch Road but later discovered that someone had tampered with the meter box there on December 2, 2021, resulting in the theft of $5,773 in electricity.

23-year-old Jamaal Pleasant entered a plea by criminal information to attempting to possess methamphetamine over 0.5 grams and received a 6-year sentence to be served on supervised probation. He was fined $2,000. Pleasant was given 21 days jail credit.

35-year-old Anthony William Tramel entered a plea to possession of methamphetamine over 0.5 grams and received an 8-year sentence suspended to supervised probation. He was fined $2,000. Tramel was given jail credit of 23 days.

36-year-old Philando Darnell Fullilove entered a plea to possession of methamphetamine with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver. He received an 8-year sentence to serve concurrently with a Smith County case. He was fined $2,000. Fullilove was given jail credit of 217 days.

46-year-old Jackie Darrell Ervin entered a plea to aggravated assault and received a sentence of 5 years to serve at 30% but consecutive to other sentences against him.

43-year-old Angela Lynn Ayers entered a plea to attempting to deliver a controlled substance and received a sentence of 4 years all suspended to TDOC supervised probation. She was fined $2,000.

56-year-old Shannon Lee Patterson entered plea to theft over $10,000 and received a 3-year TDOC sentence on supervised probation pursuant to judicial diversion.

22-year-old Cassidy Renee Judkins entered a plea to theft and received a sentence of 11 months and 29 days on supervised probation until all court costs are paid.

58-year-old Randall Mullins entered a plea to two counts of aggravated assault and received a 6-year sentence in each case to run concurrently to be served at 30% before his release eligibility date but the manner in which he is to serve the term will be determined at a sentencing hearing. Mullins is requesting judicial diversion. He was given jail credit of 268 days.

Cutter & Cash and The Kentucky Grass to perform Friday night at Jamboree

July 2, 2024

The Smithville Jamboree Committee proudly announces the performance of Cutter & Cash & The Kentucky Grass, Friday July 5th @8:00 pm. Members of the band include Noah Goebel (reigning Smithville Jamboree Fiddle off winner) along with his sister, Lily Goebel Reigning Smithville Jamboree Old Time Appalachian Folk Singing – Solo), Brennen Cruce, Cutter Singelton, and Cash Singelton.

Cutter & Cash and the Kentucky Grass emerge as a vibrant and captivating young bluegrass ensemble deeply rooted in their West Kentucky origins. Positioned in the heartland of bluegrass music, their passion extends far beyond state borders, earning them national acclaim through performances that span coast to coast. This dynamic duo is more than just the industry’s youth; they are consummate professionals, skilled instrumentalists, and captivating vocalists who infuse every performance with infectious enthusiasm.

Dressed impeccably and always ready to put on a spectacular show, Cutter & Cash and The Kentucky Grass are poised to satiate your craving for a top-notch musical experience. Their love for playing music resonates unmistakably, creating an atmosphere inviting audiences to an immersive and unforgettable journey through bluegrass traditions.

Jeannie Seely, a CMA and Grammy Award winner and a revered 56-year legend of the Grand Ole Opry, has produced their latest project in an exciting collaboration. This project attests to the group’s commitment to excellence and eagerness to explore new heights in their musical journey.

The ensemble’s newest single, “Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys,” has been making waves on radio and streaming platforms. With a sound that pays homage to the rich heritage of bluegrass while injecting fresh and dynamic energy, Cutter & Cash and The Kentucky Grass are ready to capture the hearts of listeners with their latest record.

Get ready for an authentic bluegrass experience as this young music group highlights their prowess and passion. With their music resonating on the airwaves and streaming platforms, the Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree stage is set for an exciting chapter in the journey of this talented and dynamic group. For more information, visit

Six Injured Including Three Children in Thursday Night Crash

July 2, 2024
By: Dwayne Page

Six people including three children were injured in a two-vehicle crash Thursday night on Highway 70 east near Brent Taylor Road. Two of them were airlifted by helicopter ambulance.

According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, 23-year-old Tyler Lee Thomas Greenwood was traveling east on Highway 70 in a 2019 Ford Fusion when he rear ended a 2007 Nissan 4 door sedan driven by 43-year-old Sandy Ann Spurlin. Passengers with Spurlin were 44-year-old Robert Scott Spurlin and three children ages 12, 2, and 10.

The crash report states that (Greenwood) was traveling east on US 70 following Spurlin. When Spurlin attempted to turn left on Curtis Road, Greenwood failed to stop and struck the Spurlin vehicle in the rear. Both vehicles came to a final rest in the middle of US 70 facing east.

All six people were injured and they were all wearing their seatbelts

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