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State v. Gray

Court of Criminal Appeals of Tennessee, Jackson

August 7, 2017

STATE OF TENNESSEE
v.
LAWRENCE A. GRAY

          Assigned on Briefs June 6, 2017

         Appeal from the Circuit Court for Madison County No. 16-273 Donald H. Allen, Judge

         The Defendant, Lawrence A. Gray, entered a guilty plea to three counts of aggravated robbery and two counts of attempted aggravated robbery with the trial court to determine sentencing. After a sentencing hearing, the trial court imposed an effective sentence of twelve years. On appeal, the Defendant asserts that the trial court improperly imposed a twelve-year sentence. We affirm the trial court's judgments.

         Tenn. R. App. P. 3 Appeal as of Right; Judgments of the Circuit Court Affirmed.

          Joseph T. Howell, Jackson, Tennessee, for the appellant, Lawrence Gray.

          Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Breanne N. Hataway, Assistant Attorney General; James G. Woodall, District Attorney General; and Brian M. Gilliam, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

          Robert W. Wedemeyer, J., delivered the opinion of the court, in which Thomas T. Woodall, P.J., and Norma McGee Ogle, J., joined.

          OPINION

          ROBERT W. WEDEMEYER, JUDGE.

         I. Facts

         A Madison County grand jury indicted the Defendant[1] and his co-defendant, Demarcus Hardy, for three counts of aggravated robbery and two counts of attempted aggravated robbery. At a guilty plea submission hearing, the State summarized the facts of the case as follows:

Chronologically, the attempted robbery was the first to occur on January the 22nd, Ms. Sheila Tyson, she was an employee of the [Jaxx]'s Tree Market. That's a gas station located at 1291 North Highland. She stated that two individuals came in. She recognized one of them. She also recognized that when they made their demand for money that they had a toy gun. She told them to stop. She also told them how stupid they were and that they could get themselves killed by doing something as stupid as trying to rob a store with a toy gun. So, no robbery was accomplished.
Later that same evening, these same two individuals, . . . they went to the Dollar General Store located at 1028 Campbell Street. There they made the same demand for money from the Dollar General. There they obtained from a cash register and from the person Mr. Joshua Hardin, $133 in cash. He said initially he thought that it was a joke, but when they continued to demand money that he went ahead and opened the cash register and gave them that $133 in cash. So, that was an accomplished aggravated robbery.
Later on January the 31st, these same two individuals went to 2314 North Highland Avenue which is the Waffle House. They attempted to [ ] rob the Waffle House, but couldn't manage to get the cash register open there. They did make a demand, but weren't able to ...

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