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Archives 01-09-2002




Destiny Reece first baby born in 2002
Man pleads guilty to church burglaries
Tractor rolls on man, badly injures him


Destiny Reece first baby born in 2002

Becky Meredith/OCN staff

Destiny Faith Reece, daughter of Christopher and Bobbi Sue Reece of Celina, was the first baby to be born at Livingston Regional Hospital in 2002. She arrived at 12:01 p.m. Wednesday, January 2, weighing 7 lbs. 2 oz. and measuring 20 1/2 inches in length. Congratulating the family is Dr. Silas Terry, who delivered the baby.

Destiny is the granddaughter of Bobby and Betty Jenkins of Moss and Joe and Tammy Reece of Nashville.



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Man pleads guilty to church burglaries

Michael Rios, 19, charged by Overton County authorities with breaking into McDonald's Chapel, Miller's Chapel, and Beaty Swamp Community Church, pled guilty last week to the three burglaries.

The guilty pleas, along with numerous other pleas to similar offenses committed in Pickett County, were entered during the January 2 session of criminal court in that county, Judge Leon Burns presiding.

Rios was ordered to pay fines plus court costs and restitution on all convictions. He was placed on one year of Community Corrections probation to be followed by three years of standard supervised probation. He was ordered to complete 250 hours of community service as part of the Pickett County convictions.

According to the terms of Community Corrections probation, a form of house arrest, Rios is required to be home or at work. Going anywhere else requires the permission of a probation officer.

Random, unannounced drug screens will be part of the probationary period. Failing a drug screen or not being where required are grounds for violation of probation. A probation violation in Rios' case could result in a DOC prison sentence for the felony convictions of burglary.

A codefendant, described as a getaway driver, pled guilty to misdemeanor theft and misdemeanor vandalism in the Overton County cases. She was placed on two years Judicial Diversion probation. If the defendant successfully completes probation, the record of her convictions will be expunged.

Another codefendant, charged with breaking into the churches with Rios, pled guilty and was sentenced in December of last year.



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Tractor rolls on man, badly injures him

A tractor mishap on Friday around 10 a.m. badly injured a 58 year-old Monroe man, who was conducting business as usual on his farm that morning.

Doyle Smith was reportedly pulling a log on a hillside behind his tractor when the log began to roll, causing the tractor to overturn.

Smith was thrown from the tractor, which rolled over his body before coming to rest upright.

He managed to get to his truck and make the two-mile drive home, where he then called Overton County Ambulance Service.

Suffering from a broken foot and ankle and crushed ribs, he was transported immediately to Livingston Regional Hospital, then flown to Vanderbilt Medical Center for more advanced treatment.

He is now at home and recovering. He is scheduled for a doctor's appointment, where he will find out if he needs surgery.





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