Jul 26 – The case of a previous Cumberland County official that ran through the state court system abruptly slipped into the back seat when a federal indictment was filed on the day the man was supposed to appear in court in Crossville.
Michael Howard Harvell, 59, was arrested at approximately 6 a.m. on July 16, on a sealed indictment of nine counts of kidnapping and sexual assault of women he oversaw during his tenure as a Cumberland County solid waste manager.
He was quickly transported to Nashville from his home.
According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, U.S. Magistrates Judge Alistair Newbren has ordered Harvell to be held in federal custody pending trial in U.S. District Court during a July 21 hearing.
The indictment states that among Harvell’s duties was to supervise people who were ordered to perform community service as part of their sentences between 2015 and 2018, when accidents allegedly occurred.
Two counts charged Harvell with sexual assault of women under his supervision, two counts of kidnapping and sexual assault of women, and a third count alleging he committed aggravated sexual assault by forcibly raping a woman in a dismal office.
The indictment goes on to allege further incidents of sexual assault, all against the will of the victims who have brought charges to the authorities,
If convicted in federal court, Harvell faces a greatest sentence of life imprisonment.
In Cumberland County Criminal Court, Harvell faces charges of official misconduct, sexual battery and assault. His attorney, Kevin Bryant, announced that Harvell would not be present due to his arrest earlier that morning.
Because federal charges would take precedence over local charges, the case continued in Cumberland County until August 6 as local prosecutors monitor proceedings in the federal court system.
In other cases on the agenda, the following have been done:
set to trial
David Wayne Chenault, the aggravated assault, continued until September 21, at which time a trial date will be set.
—Jeffrey David Varney, driving under the influence, per se, trial date set for October 12.
– Sean Joseph Craver II, Severe Assault and Domestic Assault The Office of the Solicitor General is assigned to represent Craver and runs through October 5.
– Brian Jeffrey Arnett, felony possession of Schedule I drug and felony methamphetamine possession, forfeiture and confiscation of capital for failure to appear in court, ten days in prison and warrant of custody for bond hearing,
– Vicki Darlene Eldridge, felony Schedule II drug possession, methamphetamine possession, felony Schedule IV drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia, lasting through September 8.
– Gary Timothy Lawler’s violation of community oversight continued through September 3.
Quentin Eugene McDaniel, rape, continued through September 8.
Jonathan William MacDonald, the two counts of petty possession and driving under the influence, continued until August 6.
Brian Keith Medley continued sexual assault and domestic abuse until September 21.
– Bradley Ryan Miller, arson, forensic psychiatric evaluation pending, continued through September 3.
– Paul Richard Mills, felony of methamphetamine possession and entry of contraband into a penal institution, continued until September 8.
– Gerald Wayne Minoto, felony methamphetamine possession felony possession of a Schedule I drug, forfeiture and capital issued for failure to appear, ten days in prison and warranted remand for bond hearing.
Report with the lawyer
– Lucas McKinley-Johnson, property theft from $2,500 to $10,000 and property theft from $1,000 to $2,500, continued through September 8.
movement / hearing
-Mickey J.A. Wright, aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and possession of a handgun by a criminal, forfeiture and a share for non-attendance if the defendant does not appear by Tuesday. Wright was scheduled to grip a sentencing hearing.
Joshua Wayne Bohannon pleaded guilty to the violation, serving the remainder of his one-year prison sentence for the time he had already served.
—Richard Allen Breden, Probation Violation Order dismissed with proof that defendant was in a treatment program for recovery and put back on probation.
—Lonnie Jane Bird, Suboxone test positive, 30 days in prison 75% probation ended.
– John DeWane Castle, Your Probation Violation Hearing continued through September 1.
– Jonathan Wade Clifton Duncan Your probation violation hearing continued through August 6.
—Brandon Lee Hooper, Office of the Solicitor General assigned to represent Hopper and his probation violation hearing continued through August 6.
Millicent Lee Houston Fedun pleaded guilty to a probation violation and agreed to spend 90 days in 75% prison and then be released again on probation. Issued more than $8,000 in compensation due in the 2018 case.
– Michael Paul Howard, pleaded guilty to a probation violation and agreed to serve the remainder of his two-year prison sentence.
—Tommy Carl Melton, Office of the Solicitor General was appointed to represent Milton and lasted until August 6.
– Trinity Renee Murner Your probation violation hearing continued through August 6.
—Brandy Lynn Peebles, pleaded guilty to a probation offense and must serve a three-year sentence with time off to attend lengthy-term home therapy.
– John Wallace Prince, Jr., Jeff Ferris appointed to represent Prince, his probation violation hearing continued through August 6.
James Lee Quarrey has pleaded guilty to a probation violation and will spend 18 months in prison.
– Carrie Nicole Rector, Your Probation Violation Hearing continued through August 6.
Derek Ray Reid, the probation violation based on court payment, continued through October 1 for probation.
– Sergio Romo, the hearing for the probation violation lasted until August 6.
Mark Thomas Russell pleaded guilty to a probation violation and would spend 60 days in 75% prison and then be released again under supervised probation.
—Crystal Dawn Sells has pleaded guilty to a probation violation and will serve a six-month prison credit to conclude the sentence.
—James Albert Sherrill Jr. Probation violation hearing continued through August 6.
Blake Edward Sims pleaded guilty to a probation violation and will serve the remainder of his two-year sentence.
—Donnie Ray Smith The probation violation hearing lasted until August 6.
Gregory Shane-Stokes pleaded guilty to a probation violation and will serve the remainder of his sentence.
—Ashley Nicole Stone, Ivy Mayberry has been appointed to represent Stone and the probation violation hearing continues through August 6.
Demario Lechon Somlar pleaded guilty to a probation violation by failing to report and spends 90 days in 75% prison then released to house supervision of community repairs.
—Larry Mitchell Watson, Office of the Solicitor General assigned to represent Watson and his probation violation hearing continued through August 6.
Amber Louise Wilson pleaded guilty at a probation violation hearing and will serve the remainder of her three-year sentence at 30%.
continuation of the border
– Tammy Bernice Davenport, case pending by grand jury, continued until September 10.
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