State of Tennessee v. Darrell Wayne Bumpas

State of Tennessee v. Darrell Wayne Bumpas

Following a bench trial in the Criminal Court for Davidson County, the Defendant, Darrell Wayne Bumpas, was convicted of forgery over $1,000; criminal simulation over $1,000; theft of property over $1,000; and two counts of identity theft. For these offenses, the trial court sentenced the Defendant to a total effective sentence of twelve years to serve in the Department of Correction. On appeal, the Defendant asserts that the trial court improperly admitted into evidence a photocopy of the fraudulent check and still photographs from a bank security camera. He argues that the State failed to properly authenticate the evidence under Tennessee Rules of Evidence 901 and 902. The Defendant also asserts that his sentence is excessive. Upon review, we affirm the judgments of the trial court.

Authoring Judge: 
Judge Robert L. Holloway, Jr.
Originating Judge: 
Judge Steve R. Dozier
Date Filed: 
Monday, February 12, 2018