A Hamblen County woman who menaced her husband and son with a handgun in September 2019 has pleaded guilty two counts of aggravated domestic assault. Criminal Court Judge John F. Dugger Jr. sentenced 42-year-old Brenda Sue Hyatt to three years behind bars, and the handgun was confiscated, according to court documents.
The alcohol-fueled handgun-related confrontation occurred at the Hyatt’s Brogan Road residence. She was upset because her son, Frederick Hyatt IV, had denied her access to her grandchild, Deputy Sean Beach detailed in the arrest warrant.
After her son and her husband, Frederick Hyatt III walked past her, they “heard several clicks and turned around to see the suspect with a revolver and it was pointing in their direction … Suspect admitted to having been drinking and having the gun in her possession,” the warrant states.
Hyatt will be eligible for release after serving 30 percent of the three-year sentence. It’s unclear how much time she spent in the Hamblen County Jail after she was arrested.
Larry Ray Lawson, a 48-year-old man who was convicted of sexual battery in 2014, pleaded guilty to violating the sex offender registry law. He will serve 90 days of a one-year sentence behind bars, according to a judgment sheet.
Lawson reported that he planned to move to Hamblen County after he was released from the Grainger County Jail in late March. By April 8 he had not registered as a sex offender at the sheriff’s department. Sex offenders are required to register within 48 hours of changing address.
Six people were granted judicial diversions during this term of Hamblen County Criminal Court. The diversion program is for people who do not have serious criminal histories. If they remain offense-free for a specified amount of time, they can apply to have the offenses expunged from their records.
Trevor Adam Johnson, 20, was indicted for statutory rape. He will be under court supervision for one year, and will have to pay a $500 fine. Sabrina Nicole Hickey, 22, will also be under court supervision for a year. She was indicted for aggravated child neglect but the charge was reduced to child neglect.
Adam Hartsell, 42, was indicted for theft over $10,000. He will be under court supervision for four years. He agreed to pay $22,958 in restitution to Walmart. Jay Stephen Satterfield, 64, pleaded to two counts of delivery of a Schedule III drug. Satterfield’s probationary period is three years. He will have to pay a $4,000 fine and $295 in restitution.
Dawn Marie Hunter, 35, will be under court supervision for six years. Hunter, who was fined $2,000, pleaded guilty to facilitating the delivery of less than a half-gram of meth. Alice R. Morphew, 32, pleaded guilty to delivery of phentermine and clonazepam. She was fined $4,000 and will remain under court supervision for two years and a day.
Stephanie Pfoff, 31, was indicted for two counts of misdemeanor theft. Pfoff, who will be under court supervision for 11 months, 29 days, was ordered to pay $28 restitution to Walmart.
People convicted of felony and misdemeanor possession of methamphetamine in Hamblen County Criminal Court continue to avoid prison time. Instead, like many others, they were given long sentences in the probation-like community corrections program, or placed on supervised probation.
The others who pleaded guilty during this term of criminal court and the resolution of their cases are:
Kyle Artemis Johnson, 47, two counts felony possession of meth and possession of drug paraphernalia; 12 years community corrections; $4,100 fine.
Johnathan Andrew Ortega, 26, felony possession of meth and delivery of meth, forgery and theft under $1,000; 10 years community corrections; $4,000 fine; $383 restitution.
Cynthia Michelle Fox, 35, felony possession of meth and possession of drug paraphernalia; 10 years community corrections; $2,225 fine.
Keyshon Robinson, 33, simple possession of meth, delivery of a counterfeit controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia; 10 years community corrections; $3,225 fine.
Lekasha Bibbins, 36, felony possession of meth and a Schedule IV drug and introducing contraband into jail; eight years community corrections; $5,000 fine,
David Francis Ayers, 36, delivery of a Schedule II and four drug; four years community corrections; $4,000 fine; $125 restitution.
Ashley Nicole Murphy, 33, felony possession of meth; eight years community corrections; $2,000 fine.
Gina M. Kivett, 43, felony possession of meth; eight years community corrections; $2,000 fine.
Brandi Witt, 45, felony possession of meth; eight years community corrections; $2,000 fine.
Joey Hopkins, 47, facilitation of felony delivery of meth; three years community corrections; $2,000 fine.
Andrea Jill Ivy, 36, two counts delivery of a Schedule III drug; two years supervised probation; $4,000 fine; $295 restitution;
Jordan Dale Holt, 21, aggravated burglary, two counts theft over $1,000, theft under $1,000 in resisting arrest; 10 days to be followed by three years supervised probation; $6,188 restitution.
Stacey E. Kinsler, 42, third offense DUI and driving on a revoked license; 120 days; $1,160 fine.
Tiffany Marie Speratos, 31, simple possession of meth and DUI; 90 days; $1,275 fine.
George Herman Ruth, 65, forgery and criminal simulation; one year supervised probation; $100 fine.
Amanda B. Hall, 31, felony possession of meth, introducing contraband into jail and possession of drug paraphernalia; three years supervised probation $3,225 fine;
Kenny Darin Carpenter, 24, attempted aggravated burglary; two years one day supervised probation; $500 fine.
William Lee Harman, 47, DUI and possession of an open container of alcohol; 10 days; $450 fine.
Carlos D. Jones, 52, resisting arrest; six months supervised probation; $50 fine.