State of Tennessee v. Joseph Marquis Jeffries

State of Tennessee v. Joseph Marquis Jeffries
M2018-00625-CCA-R3-CD

A jury convicted the Defendant, Joseph Marquis Jeffries, of two counts of aggravated assault, two counts of reckless endangerment, domestic assault, interference with emergency communications, trafficking for a commercial sex act, and promotion of prostitution. The trial court merged various offenses and imposed an aggregate sentence of twenty-five years. The Defendant asserts that the trial court erred in not severing the sexual offenses from the assaultive offenses and that the trial court erred in allowing evidence of prior bad acts. We conclude that the offenses were properly joined and that there was no error in the admission of evidence, and we accordingly affirm the judgments.

Authoring Judge: 
Judge John Everett Williams
Originating Judge: 
Judge James G. Martin, III
Date Filed: 
Thursday, October 10, 2019