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State v. Allen

Court of Criminal Appeals of Tennessee, Jackson

December 27, 2019

STATE OF TENNESSEE
v.
CHRITERIS ALLEN Count Victim Facts Indictment Offense Victim Sentence

          Assigned on Briefs November 5, 2019

          Appeal from the Circuit Court for Madison County No. 18-446 Roy B. Morgan, Jr., Judge

         The Madison County Grand Jury indicted Defendant, Chriteris Allen, in two separate indictments, each containing four counts. In Case Number 18-1445, Defendant was indicted for aggravated robbery in count one, aggravated sexual battery in count two, aggravated burglary in count three, and especially aggravated kidnapping in count four. In Case Number 18-1446, Defendant was indicted for aggravated burglary in count one, especially aggravated kidnapping in count two, aggravated robbery in count three, and aggravated rape in count four. Defendant submitted an open guilty plea on all counts. The trial court sentenced him to an effective sentence of forty-four years at one hundred percent. On appeal, Defendant argues that his sentence is excessive. After a thorough review of the record and applicable case law, we affirm the judgments of the trial court.

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

          George Morton Googe, District Public Defender, and Jeremy B. Epperson, Assistant District Public Defender, Jackson, Tennessee, for the appellant, Chriteris Allen.

          Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Nicholas W. Spangler, Senior Assistant Attorney General; Jody Pickens, District Attorney General; and Lee R. Sparks, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

          Robert L. Holloway, Jr., J., delivered the opinion of the court, in which John Everett Williams, P.J., and Camille R. McMullen, J., joined.

          OPINION

          ROBERT L. HOLLOWAY, JR., JUDGE

         Factual and Procedural Background

         At the guilty plea submission hearing, the State and Defendant stipulated to the facts alleged in the indictments as supporting the guilty pleas. The facts alleged include the following:

Count
Victim
Facts

18-1445, count one

L.E.[1]

Defendant, while armed with a deadly weapon, unlawfully, knowingly, and/or intentionally put the victim in fear or used violence to obtain property with the intent to deprive the owner of the property.

18-1445, count two

L.E.

Defendant, while armed with a weapon, unlawfully, recklessly, forcibly, and/or coercively engaged in sexual contact with the victim.

18-1445, count three

L.E.

Defendant unlawfully entered a habitation without the effective consent of the owner and with the intent to commit a felony.

18-1445, count four

L.E.

Defendant, while armed with a deadly weapon, unlawfully and knowingly removed and/or confined the victim so as to substantially interfere with her liberty.

18-1446, count one

B.C.

Defendant unlawfully entered a habitation without the effective consent of the owner and with the intent to commit theft of property.

18-1446, count two

B.C.

Defendant, while armed with a deadly weapon, unlawfully and knowingly removed and/or confined the victim so as to substantially interfere with her liberty.

18-1446, count three

B.C.

Defendant, while armed with a deadly weapon, unlawfully, knowingly, and/or intentionally put the victim in fear or used violence to obtain property with the intent to deprive the owner of the property.

18-1446, count four

B.C.

Defendant, while armed with a deadly weapon, intentionally, knowingly, forcibly, and/or recklessly sexually penetrated the victim.

         The presentence report for Case Number 18-1445 detailed the following events:

On November 10th, 2017 at approximately 2:00 PM, [L.E.] and her two small children arrived at her home located [on] Old Hickory B[oulevard]. As [L.E.] approached the door to her residence, she was confronted by an unknown [] who was brandishing a handgun. The [] male, later positively identified as [Defendant], ordered [L.E.] and her children into the apartment. [Defendant] ordered the children into their room and demanded money from [L.E.] whom he was holding at gunpoint. During the robbery [L.E.]'s children came out of their room. [Defendant] ordered them back into their room and fired his gun into [L.E.]'s couch. [Defendant] then demanded that [L.E.] remove her clothing and lie on the floor. [Defendant] pointed his gun at [L.E.] as she removed her clothing and laid [sic] on the floor. [Defendant] laid [sic] on top ...

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