A 22-year old man sentenced to 10-years behind bars because of two robberies in Rutherford County, has asked the courts for alternative sentencing in hopes of spending less time behind bars.
In 2013, Deaundra Brooks advertised cell phones for sale on Nashville Craigslist. Two persons responded to the ad and agreed to meet Brooks in Rutherford County. When Brooks showed up, he robbed the victims at gunpoint, on two different occasions.
It was later revealed that Brooks actually used a BB gun in the robberies, but the victims did not know that. He claims he did indeed have two real cellphones for sale, but when the victims called about them, he was on Xanax and was not in the right state of mind.
Soon after the robberies, Brooks was caught. In court, he willingly plead guilty to two counts of robbery. Brooks was then sentenced to spend two concurrent 5-year terms behind bars adding up to 10-years total.
Brooks filed an appeal on June 20th. That appeal was a no-go and the courts are sticking to the original sentencing handed down in the courtroom of Judge David Bragg in the Circuit Court for Rutherford County.
Brooks is currently residing in the Morgan County Correctional Complex that is located in Wartburg, Tennessee. A parole hearing will take place in December of this year.
Court of Criminal Appeals of Tennessee
No. M2013-02670-CCA-R3-CD - Filed June 20, 2014