By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Circuit Court
Placeholder Image

A man who used to a fraudulent prescription to get drugs from a local pharmacy was placed on probation for three years.
The defendant, Chad Alan Russell, 33, entered guilty pleas before Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley to charges of fraudulently obtaining drugs. He was given a three-year probationary sentence which will be served on the community corrections program and he will also be required to undergo a drug and alcohol assessment.
His sentence comes after someone called in a prescription to Rite Aid pharmacy. The drugs included Loritab and Ibuprofen, both in pharmaceutical strengths.
“These were picked up by Chad Russell,” McMinnville police investigator Tony Jenkins said in his warrant against Russell. “Then the pharmacy staff determined the prescriptions were fraudulent.”
His sentence will run concurrently with cases he has in General Sessions court.
In other sentences handed down recently by Judge Bart Stanley in Circuit Court:
• Erin Heather was directed to serve 120 days of a four-year sentence and must pay $2,000 plus costs for promoting the manufacture of meth.
• Jeremiah Buckner was granted an 11-month, 29-day judicial diversion and must perform eight hours public service work and was warned he cannot own a firearm for reckless endangerment.
• Jeffery D. Martin was ordered to serve 30 days of a two-year sentence and must pay $1,000 plus costs and perform 24 hours public service work for delivery of a counterfeit drug.
• Jennifer Mayfield was given an 11-29 probationary sentence and must make $278 restitution and perform 25 hours public service work for vandalism.