Court of Criminal Appeals of Tennessee, Knoxville
Assigned on Briefs July 26, 2016
from the Circuit Court for Blount County No. C22567, C22568
David R. Duggan, Judge
Elizabeth Griswold, appeals the trial court's revocation
of her community corrections sentence and the imposition of a
sentence of confinement. Following our review of the record,
we affirm the judgment of the trial court.
R. App. P. 3 Appeal as of Right; Judgment of the Circuit
Liddle Kirk, Knoxville, Tennessee (on appeal); and Mack
Garner, District Public Defender, Maryville, Tennessee (at
trial), for the appellant, Elizabeth Griswold.
Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Sophia
S. Lee, Senior Counsel; Michael L. Flynn, District Attorney
General; and Clinton Frazier, Assistant District Attorney
General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.
T. Woodall, P.J., delivered the opinion of the court, in
which Camille R. McMullen, and Robert H. Montgomery, Jr.,
T. WOODALL, PRESIDING JUDGE.
entered best interest guilty pleas to criminal simulation and
theft of property less than $500 in value. She received an
effective sentence of two years to be served on community
corrections. On June 17, 2015, a violation warrant was issued
alleging that Defendant violated the terms of her community
• Rule 5: The defendant tested positive for opiates and
alcohol upon her admission to the Blount Memorial Hospital
emergency room on June 6, 2015.
• Rule 9: The defendant failed to comply as provided in
two written warnings given on May 1, 2015, and May 18, 2015.
revocation hearing, Robin Turnmire, a treatment specialist
with Blount County Community Corrections, testified that she
was Defendant's counselor while Defendant was under
supervision in the community corrections program. She said
that recently Defendant had "been absconded from a
warrant. When we - - when the warrant was written, she was
given the opportunity to turn herself in and she chose not to