Second Sevier County Clerk Sentenced
The second of two former Sevier County Clerks who provided stolen vehicles with titles and registration in exchange for money & food has now been sentenced. Brandy Thornton plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to obtain property not due to an official and her office, under color of official right. Thornton was sentenced to two years of probation, three months of house arrest, 60 hours of community service, and a $100 special assessment. The fact that Thornton had no prior criminal history and she took responsibility for her actions were conditions taken into consideration in her light sentence. Thornton along with Roberta Webb Allen were found to have issued titles and registrations to vehicles that had been stolen in Florida and moved to Tennessee in a scheme involving Juan Lopez Gallardo. That was just part of a drugs and stolen vehicle ring involving Gallardo. Thornton had two other charges she had plead guilty to, but those charges were dropped.