Destiny Reece first baby born in 2002
Man pleads guilty to church burglaries
Tractor rolls on man, badly injures him
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
Destiny is the granddaughter of Bobby and Betty Jenkins
of Moss and Joe and Tammy Reece of Nashville.
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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
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
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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
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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