Woman to serve 30 days after guilty plea to leaving scene
An Elizabethton woman who pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of a 2013 accident that left a pedestrian dead was ordered to report to jail to serve a 30-day sentence.
Chyanne Elizabethton Gobble, 21, entered a guilty plea earlier this week on a charge of leaving the scene of an accident involving death, which is a Class E felony under state law.
On Thursday, Judge Robert Cupp sentenced her to two years, but he suspended all but 30 days of the sentence.
Gobble was also ordered to two years of probation through the Tennessee Department of Probation and Parole.
During a court appearance on Monday, Cupp denied a request by Gobble’s attorneys to grant judicial diversion in the case.
Individuals who have no prior criminal record can request to be granted diversion for certain classes of offense. If granted, that action removes the conviction from the person’s record if they successfully complete all conditions imposed by the court.
Because Gobble was denied diversion, the felony conviction will remain on her record.
In court on Thursday, Cupp ordered Gobble to report to the Carter County Detention Center on July 25, Friday, to begin serving her 30-day sentence.
If Gobble violates the terms of her probation, she can be ordered to serve part or all of the remainder of her sentence.
Gobble was indicted in May of this year in connection with a 2013 motor vehicle accident on the Elizabethton Highway in the area of Taylortown Road, in which police said the car she was driving struck a pedestrian, and that she left the scene.
The pedestrian, Christopher Dale Hughes, 39, later died as a result of his injuries.
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