Burglary, theft between criminal courts

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Sept. 1—A Cumberland County man is accused of breaking into a residence on Billy Goat Rd. and with possession of stolen items during a W. Creston Rd. The garage burglary was among 10 defendants who pleaded guilty in Cumberland County Criminal Court.

Michael Scott Elliott, 36, received a total of three years in prison for the Cumberland County charges, and that sentence is to be served concurrently with the sentence in Putnam County.

He was initially charged with aggravated burglary, two counts of theft of property between $2,500 and $10,000, evading arrest and simple possession.

The burglary charge stems from the Sept. 2 theft of gold coins, three rifles and jewelry stolen from Billy Goat Rd. residence. Elliott was arrested by Monterey police in possession of some of the items.

The theft charge stems from the removal of several mounted deer heads, a Honda generator, battery charger and other items taken from W. Creston Rd. garage.

The remaining charges were dropped.

In unrelated cases, the following guilty pleas were entered:

—William James Cooper (Olszewski), 59, charged with two counts of possession of a Schedule II drug, simple possession, possession of a weapon by a felon and possession of drug paraphernalia in a 2014 case, pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a felony and received sentence of one year with 87 days to serve and credit for 87 days already served. Due to the age of the case, nothing is known about the incident.

—Vickie Darlene Eldridge, 53, charged with possession of meth with intent to sell and/or deliver, possession of alprazolam with intent to sell and/or deliver, possession of Oxycodone with intent to sell and/or deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia, pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia and received a suspended sentence of 11 months and 29 days to be served under supervision. Eldridge was fined $150 and will pay court costs. The remaining charges were dropped. The charge stems from a June 21, 2018, arrest.

—Denver Gray Houston, 44, charged with violating an order of protection, pleaded guilty and received a suspended sentence of 11 months and 29 days to be served on probation. A charge of domestic assault was dismissed. The trespassing charge stems from an April 26, 2021, arrest by Crossville Police.

—William Larry Matthews Sr., 51, charged with aggravated assault and domestic assault, pleaded guilty to reckless aggravated assault and received a two-year suspended sentence to be served on supervised release. The charge stems from an April 8, 2021 domestic incident involving a metal pipe and knife and was investigated by CCSO.

—Billy Ray Pugh, 57, charged with two counts of possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell and/or deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia, pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of more than 0.5 grams of methamphetamine with intent to sell and/or deliver and received a sentence nine years in prison to serve 30% as a Class 1 felon. The remaining charges were dropped and Pugh will forfeit anything seized during the arrests. The charges stem from CCSO arrests on May 28, 2020 and March 14, 2021.

—Kevin Sherrill, 44, charged with theft of property $10,000 to $60,000, pleaded guilty to theft over $10,000 and received a four-year suspended sentence to be served on supervised release. Sherrill is to pay restitution to be determined at an Oct. 2 hearing. The theft stems from an October 2, 2019 theft of a rock crusher power unit and two concrete dams.

—Ron Michael Sherrill, 41, charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell and/or deliver, possession of a firearm with intent to go armed and possession of drug paraphernalia, pleaded guilty to one count of sale of methamphetamine and received a six-year suspended sentence six months to serve the remainder on supervised probation. Sherrill was fined $2,000 to pay court costs and forfeit assets seized during the arrest. The remaining charges were dropped. The charges stem from a CCSO investigation of a residence on Old Mail Rd. on April 9, 2019.

—William Joseph Stewart II, 41, charged with reckless endangerment, pleaded guilty to a Class A misdemeanor charge of reckless endangerment and received a sentence of 11 months and 29 days to be served on supervised release. Stewart will pay $500 restitution and is prohibited from having contact with the victim. The charge stems from a July 25, 2020 incident investigated by THP.

—Carl John Ulacco, 67, second offense DUI, pleaded guilty to first offense DUI and was fined $365, will pay court costs, serve 48 hours in jail and lose driving privileges for one year. The charge stems from a traffic stop on August 21, 2020 by CPD and THP.

Michael Moser can be reached at mmoser@crossville-chronicle.com

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