Court of Criminal Appeals of Tennessee, Nashville
Assigned on Briefs November 12, 2014
Appeal from the Circuit Court for Marshall County Nos. 2012-CR-149, 2013-CR-42 Forest A. Durard, Jr., Judge
Donna Orr Hargrove, District Public Defender; and William J. Harold (on appeal and at trial) and Michael J. Collins (at trial), Assistant Public Defenders, for the Defendant-Appellant, Clebron Glade Mealer, Jr.
Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Caitlin Smith, Assistant Attorney General; Robert Carter, District Attorney General; and Weakley E. Barnard and Michael D. Randles, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.
Camille R. McMullen, J., delivered the opinion of the court, in which Norma McGee Ogle and Robert H. Montgomery, Jr., JJ., joined.
CAMILLE R. McMULLEN, JUDGE
Plea Submission Hearing.
The State provided the following factual basis for Mealer's guilty plea to theft of property valued at $10, 000 or more but less than $60, 000:
[Toward] the end of July of 2012, John and Melinda [Myhr] . . . came to the Sheriff's Department to report [that] several items of jewelry . . . had been taken from their home during a period of about July 15 to July 20, 2012.
Coincidentally, they had been having some work done on their home. [Mealer] was either the workman or one of the workmen that had been in the home during that timeframe.
The jewelry in question was rather expensive. They provided receipts where they had purchased it. One item alone was [worth] nearly $10, 000[.]
Another item was $3730.
Another one for a little over ...