A Henry County jail inmate’s request for a reduced bond in his murder case was denied and instead he was ordered held without bond Wednesday in Henry County Circuit Court. A limited number of cases could be heard during the court session Wednesday after the Tennessee State Supreme Court suspended in-person court hearings through Jan. 29. That suspension became effective Dec. 28. Jury trials have been suspended through Feb. 26. Courts are allowed to hear certain cases involving matters such as bond reduction and plea agreements for defendants who are being held in jail. In that bond reduction hearing Wednesday, Judge Donald Parish ordered bond for James Edward Caddell, 75, 355 Duncan Lane in Puryear be revoked and that he be held without bond. Caddell is accused in the murder of his wife, Stella Caddell, in July 2020. She was 67 at the time. Caddell was originally assigned a bond of $1 million when he was arrested on charges of first degree murder, abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence. Rebecca Griffey, assistant district attorney for the 24th Judicial District, pointed out that Caddell had committed a “heinous crime” and had confessed to at least three people that he was the murderer. When Parish announced he had decided to revoke Caddell’s bond instead of reducing it, he said evidence fulfilled requirements for Caddell to be held without bond. TBI Special Agent Joe Hudgins Jr. testified Wednesday that Caddell had first claimed he caught his wife with another man. Hudgins explained that as investigators continued questioning Caddell about his interactions with this other man, Caddell admitted there was no other man. Defendants pleading guilty during Wednesday’s court session — listed with age, last known address, charges and sentences — include: • Aaron Michael Meredith, 34, 601 Dunlap St., Paris — aggravated burglary; burglary. Meredith was sentenced to serve three years in the Department of Correction on the aggravated burglary charge and two years in the DOC on the burglary charge. The sentences will be served concurrently and split with 90 days in continuous confinement and the balance in the community corrections program. • Joseph Carson Loog, 43, 716 Memorial Drive, Lot 38, Paris — possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver. Loog was sentenced to serve six years in the DOC and was fined $2,000. His sentence will be served split with one year in continuous confinement and the balance in the community corrections program. He has the option to complete a long-term drug and alcohol rehabilitation program in exchange for his year in jail. Loog has 45 days of jail credit. • Juliana Dawn Patton, 43, 245 Patrick Drive, Springville — possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver. Patton was sentenced to serve three years in the DOC and was fined $2,000. Her sentence will be served split with 120 days in continuous confinement and the balance in the community corrections program. Patton has 66 days of jail credit. • Justin Lamonte Tharpe, 33, Hermitage — aggravated burglary; evading arrest. Tharpe was sentenced to serve six years in the DOC on the aggravated burglary charge. He was additionally sentenced to serve 11 months and 29 days in the Henry County jail on the evading charge. These sentences will be served concurrently with one year in continuous confinement and the balance in the community corrections program. Tharpe has the option of completing a long-term drug and alcohol rehabilitation program in exchange for jail time. • Brent Elizondo, 34, 1003 Cowan St., Paris — possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver. Elizondo was sentenced to serve eight years in the DOC and was fined $2,000. His sentence will be served split with one year in continuous confinement and the balance in supervised probation. He has the option of completing a long-term drug and alcohol program in exchange for jail time. Elizondo has 72 days of jail credit. • Lindsey Lowe, 38, Ohio — selling a controlled substance; selling methamphetamine. On the meth charge, Lowe was sentenced to serve six years in the DOC. She was fined $2,000. She will serve one year in the DOC with the balance in the community corrections program. She has the option to complete a long-term drug and alcohol rehabilitation program in exchange for her jail time.

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