Grand jury indicts two

Friday, July 24, 2009

Just two indictments were handed down by the Grand Jury after their session on Wednesday.

Darron Keith Lyttle, 36, is alleged to have sold and delivered cocaine to a confidential informant working for the 17th Judicial District Drug Task Force in July 2008.

Tabitha Annaleigh Sharp, 21, is accused of cashing five forged checks over an eight-day period in February last year. The checks totaled $1,450. The affidavit of complaint states, "The defendant also took advantage of an elderly person to commit the offense. The victim stated he knew the defendant and took her to his bank institution and cashed the check."

Also on Wednesday, Circuit Court Judge Robert Crigler accepted some guilty pleas and passed sentence in several cases.

Jim Villard Wray, 35, pleaded guilty to the rape of a child who was over three, but less than 13 years old at the time of the incident. According to the affidavit of complaint by Lewisburg Police Department Detective James Johnson, this rape happened at Wray's house on Hill Street in Lewisburg in December 2007. The child told her mother about the rape at a later date, also alleging that Wray had repeatedly done the same thing to her sister. Wray was sentenced to 20 years, of which he must serve 100 percent because of the nature of the crime.

Jason Willard Oliver, 27, Darrell Glen Cates, 30, and Patrick Cody Terry, 21, all pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary. The incident happened in late December 2008, when the three, along with Corey Terry, broke into an unoccupied residence and barn on Old Columbia Road, and took various items, including fishing rods and scrap metal.

Oliver and Patrick Cody Terry were sentenced to five years with the Tennessee Department of Corrections, of which they must serve 30 percent before being eligible for parole. Cates was sentenced to eight years and six months, of which at least 35 percent must be served. Corey Terry is to have a sentencing hearing on Sept. 9.