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Tellico Plains man gets 11-year sentence on child sexual assault charge

Published: 6:06 PM, 12/11/2008 Last updated: 12:10 PM, 04/01/2009
 

Author: Michael Thomason
Source: The Monroe County Advocate

A Tellico Plains area man who was convicted by a jury in October of sexually assaulting a child less than 13 years old received a sentence of 11 years in Monroe County Criminal Court Tuesday.

Court records show Terry Wayne Hawkins, 35, Highway 360, could have his sentence reduced by a year, but he refused to cooperate with certain court orders.

Hawkins' sentence required that he undergo a sex offender evaluation and receive treatment. Hawkins refused, saying, ""I'm not interested in completing the paper work. I know the difference between right and wrong and I don't need any treatment."

The crime involving the child occurred somewhere around the dates of Oct. 16-17, 2007. Hawkins was arrested and charged by Monroe County Detective Jennifer Bledsoe.

The indictment against Hawkins doesn't state the victim's exact age, but since it was a child under 13, Hawkins was sentenced as a violent offender, meaning he must serve the entire 11 years without chance for parole. He was also fined $15,000.

Guilty pleas heard in Monroe County Criminal Court for December included:

Tracy Hicks, 41, Farragut Avenue, Knoxville, theft over $1,000, three year suspended, make restitution.

Lee Alton Hartley Jr., 26, Gudger Lane, Madisonville, two counts sell and delivery of cocaine, $2,000, 8 years suspended each count.

Ginny Guy, 29, Megan Lane, Ville Platte, Louisiana, sell and delivery of cocaine, $2,000, 10 years suspended.

Gary E. Mitchell, 20, Packer Road, Oak Ridge, statutory rape, two years suspended, no contact with victim.

James Schaffer, 80, Greasy's Trailer Park, Sweetwater, simple possession of a schedule II narcotic, $750, 11/29 suspended; simple possession of marijuana, $750, 11/29 suspended.

Kelly Ann Watson, 46, Patterson Street, Madisonville, simple possession of marijuana, $500, 11/29 suspended.

Rodney Carter, address unavailable, simple possession of marijuana, $500, 11/29 suspended.
Edward Lee Gray, 46, Sweetwater/Vonore Road, Sweetwater, promoting the manufacture of methamphetamine, three years suspended.

Bridget McDaniel, 26, Shadden Road, Tellico Plains, promoting the manufacture of methamphetamine, two years suspended.

Indictments handed down by the grand jury for December included:

Travis Lee Huffman, 26, Clear Branch Road, Loudon, aggravated assault, driving on a suspended license, evading arrest, DUI, status hearing March 16, 2009.

DeWayne Raby, 36, Tinnel Lane, Lenoir City, theft over $10,000, status hearing March 16, 2009.

Timothy C. Saunders, 37, Barnes Lane, Vonore, evading arrest, reckless driving, status hearing Feb 23, 2009.

Greg Raby, 37, Tinnel Lane, Lenoir City, theft over $10,000, status hearing March 16, 2009.

Tricia E. Shrewsbury, 35, County Road 351, Sweetwater, assault, status hearing Jan 20, 2009.

Brandon Lynn Steele, 30, Monroe Street, Sweetwater, assault, status hearing Jan. 23, 2009.

Jeffery Eugene Sturgill, 48, Tellico Trail, Sweetwater, possession of marijuana for resale, status hearing Feb. 23, 2009.

michael.thomason@advocateand democrat.com | 442-4575


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