Assigned on Briefs April 12, 2016
from the Circuit Court for Madison County Nos. 14191, 14193
Donald H. Allen, Judge
Charvasea Rodshun Lancaster, appeals his sentences in 11
separate convictions under two case numbers. Defendant
entered open guilty pleas in case number 14-191 to one count
of burglary and five counts of theft of property in various
amounts. In case number 14-193, Defendant entered open guilty
pleas to two counts of theft, two counts of vehicle burglary,
and one count of aggravated burglary. Following a sentencing
hearing, the trial court imposed a total effective sentence
of ten years in case 14-191 and an effective sentence of 12
years in case 14-193 and ordered the sentences be served
consecutively, for a total effective sentence of 22 years.
Defendant contends that the trial court erred by imposing
partial consecutive sentencing. Having reviewed the record
and the briefs of the parties, we affirm the judgments of the
R. App. P. 3, Appeal as of Right; Judgments of the Circuit
Morton Googe, District Public Defender; and Gregory D.
Gookin, Assistant Public Defender, Jackson, Tennessee (on
appeal); and Kortney Simmons, Jackson, Tennessee (at trial),
for the appellant, Charvasea Rodshun Lancaster.
Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter;
Clarence E. Lutz, Senior Counsel; James G. (Jerry) Woodall,
District Attorney General; and Shaun A. Brown, Assistant
District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of
T. Woodall, P.J., delivered the opinion of the court, in
which Alan E. Glenn and Robert H. Montgomery, Jr., JJ.,
T. WOODALL, PRESIDING JUDGE.
State gave the following factual basis for Defendant's
guilty pleas. On October 17, 2013, Defendant entered the
residence of Ralph McLeary without his effective consent and
with intent to commit theft. Defendant admitted that he
entered the carport area of Mr. McLeary's residence on
Old Medina Road and took a push mower belonging to Mr.
McLeary. Defendant also admitted that on October 16, 2013, he
took a riding lawnmower belonging to Christine Tipton.
Defendant admitted that on October 15, 2013, he took a 2001
Ford F-150 belonging to James Moore. Defendant admitted to
taking a utility trailer from Larry Graves and a Craftsman
riding lawnmower from James Gooch on that same day. Defendant
admitted to taking a 2012 Honda Civic from Shannon Hutcherson
on October 17, 2013. Defendant was driving that vehicle when
he was stopped by the police on October 19, 2013.
arrest on October 19, 2013, led to the above charges in case
14-191, as well as charges in case 14-193, involving the
following offenses. On or about September 6, 2013, Defendant
stole a 2011 Dodge Ram truck from Carlton Howard. On or about
September 8, 2013, Defendant stole a 2006 Dodge truck and a
2005 Honda ATV that was on a trailer from Wesley Morris. The
keys to the Honda ATV were recovered from Defendant's
bedroom. On or about September 9, 2013, Defendant and others
entered two vehicles belonging to Denver Moore with intent to
commit theft of property. Defendant took property from the
vehicles. Defendant also entered Mr. Moore's residence
with intent to commit theft of property.
sentencing hearing, a presentence report was admitted into
evidence. Defendant was 17 years old at the time of the
Chism, Defendant's sister, testified that Defendant was a
"good uncle" to her son. She testified that
Defendant was active in church. She testified that Defendant
was "a real good person." Ms. Chism testified that
she was ...