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United States of America v. Bradley J. Prucha

Des Monies, IA - West Des Moines Man Sentenced to 70 Years in Prison for Retail Theft Scheme, Child Pornography, and Witness Tampering Charges

Bradley J. Prucha, 39, of West Des Moines, Iowa, was sentenced by Chief United States District Court Judge John A. Jarvey to a total of 840 months, or 70 years, in federal prison for executing a multistate retail theft scheme, producing and possess... More...
   $0 (06-27-2016 - IA)

Wilson Orlando Matamoros a/k/a Wilson Matamoros a/k/a Wilson Orlando Matamoros Reyes v. The State of Texas

On February 7, 2014, at 11:30 P.M., officers responded to the scene of an accident
in Brownsville, Texas. It is undisputed that a minivan crashed into a bus stop
approximately ten minutes prior to the officers’ arrival, resulting in the death of Ricardo
Briones. Eyewitness testimony established that soon after the accident, a person was
seen exiting the van and running from t... More...
   $0 (06-27-2016 - TX)

Walter Jay Wikoff v. The State of Texas

Portland police officers proceeded to Wikoff’s residence on or about February 4,
2014 to serve an outstanding warrant against him for unrelated theft charges. Once
placed under arrest, officers transported Wikoff to the police station. During the booking
process, officers found two small plastic baggies containing methamphetamine weighing
less than a gram in Wikoff’s pocket. ... More...
   $0 (06-27-2016 - TX)

United states of America v. Paul Tanaka

Los Angeles, CA - Paul Tanaka, Former No. 2 in the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, Sentenced to Five Years in Federal Prison for Obstructing Federal Investigation into Misconduct at County Jails

Paul Tanaka, who was the second in command of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, was sentenced to 60 months in federal prison for his conviction on obstruction of justice charges stemming fr... More...
   $0 (06-27-2016 - CA)

Carl Long v. The State of Texas

Long filed two motions to suppress. At an evidentiary hearing on the motions, the
Navarro County Sheriff’s Department custodian of records testified that he had brought
a CD of the 911 calls from November 14, 2013. The CD was admitted into evidence. One
of the 911 calls was from a man who identified himself and his address and reported a
suspicious vehicle driving near his h... More...
   $0 (06-27-2016 - TX)

Joseph Edward Anthony v. The State of Texas

A fundamental principle of our criminal justice system is “that a person whose mental
condition is such that he lacks the capacity to understand the nature and object of the proceedings
against him, to consult with counsel, and to assist in preparing his defense may not be subjected to
a trial.” Drope v. Missouri, 420 U.S. 162, 171 (1975). Due process prohibits the conviction of a... More...
   $0 (06-27-2016 - TX)

John Turner Gray v. The State of Texas

The State introduced a portion of an audio/video recording depicting Gray’s arrest. During
the recording, Gray is repeatedly heard commanding, in a “rude and condescending” tone, his
female companion to bail him out of jail. At trial, Gray objected that this portion of the recording
violated Rule 404(b) of the Texas Rules of Evidence. See TEX. R. EVID. 404(b). The objection
... More...
   $0 (06-27-2016 - TX)

Leonard Darnell Williams v. The State of Texas

Appellant was indicted for aggravated sexual assault of K.P., a disabled individual. He
challenges the sufficiency of the evidence in only one respect: he contends “[t]here was not
sufficient evidence that appellant knew the victim could not consent because her mental
infirmities made her unable to appraise the nature of the situation or of resisting.” We therefore
limit our... More...
   $0 (06-26-2016 - )

Doyle Gene Roberson v. The State of Texas

In his first issue, appellant contends the trial court violated his federal due process rights
by failing to include all of the essential elements of the offense in the jury charge. He argues that
the penalty group for the charged offense, penalty group one, which includes cocaine, is an
essential element of the offense.
Appellant was indicted for possession with the intent ... More...
   $0 (06-26-2016 - TX)

David Paul Whitney v. The State of Texas

Appellant David Paul Whitney appeals a judgment adjudicating his guilt for aggravated
assault with a deadly weapon. In six issues, appellant generally contends the trial court erred in:
(1) revoking his community supervision without considering mitigating evidence, (2) finding
four of the nine probation violations true, (3) admitting a videotape into evidence without a
proper ... More...
   $0 (06-26-2016 - TX)

STATE OF IOWA vs. JOHN ARTHUR SENN JR.

In the early morning hours of Labor Day, September 1, 2014, Officer Brian Cuppy was on patrol in downtown Des Moines when he saw a truck eastbound on Court Avenue stop for a red light in the middle of the intersection with Water Street with its “back tires . . . more than five feet past the cross walk.” Officer Cuppy followed the truck, activated his police cruiser’s flashing lights, and initiate... More...   $0 (06-25-2016 - IA)

State of Missouri vs. Percy Burnett

Percy Burnett (“Burnett”) appeals from the judgment of the trial court following a jury trial convicting him on one count of felony resisting arrest. The trial court sentenced Burnett to one year in a medium security institution. On appeal, Burnett argues (1) that the State presented insufficient evidence to convict him for felony resisting arrest because no evidence proved that officers arreste... More...   $0 (06-25-2016 - MO)

State of Missouri vs. Orlando Naylor

Naylor was arrested and charged as a prior and persistent offender with one count of first
degree burglary (Count I), one count of stealing (Count II), and one count of driving with a
revoked license (Count III). Count I charged that Naylor committed first-degree burglary “in
that on or about May 16, 2014, in the County of Ste. Genevieve, State of Missouri, the defendant
knowin... More...
   $0 (06-25-2016 - MO)

PHILLIP FLOYD V. STATE OF ARKANSAS

Appellant Phillip Floyd appeals from the Carroll County Circuit Court’s order
disqualifying his lawyer, Gerald K. Crow, because Crow had previously served in a judicial
capacity in the criminal proceedings. Because we agree that Crow’s participation in the case
was personal and substantial, we affirm the circuit court’s order removing him as Floyd’s
counsel. The appeal in thi... More...
   $0 (06-25-2016 - Ar)

STATE OF LOUISIANA Vs. RORY B. DIMES

The defendant, Rory Dimes (“Dimes” or “the defendant”), was charged on
19 November 2012 by bill of information with one count of a felon in possession
of a firearm, one count of possession with intent to distribute heroin, and one count
of possession of oxycodone, to which he entered pleas of not guilty at his
arraignment. On 29 November 2012, he filed a motion to suppress evid... More...
   $0 (06-25-2016 - LA)

STATE OF LOUISIANA Vs. LEIGHTON COMRIE

The State of Louisiana charged Leighton Comrie on June 4, 2012 with one
count of possession with the intent to distribute marijuana, a charge to which he
pled not guilty on July 13. On October 19, 2012, the court heard and granted his
motions to suppress the evidence and statement. On that date, Mr. Comrie waived
his right to a jury trial. The State sought review of the cou... More...
   $0 (06-25-2016 - LA)

United States of America v. Scott Thompson, Justin Benally and Patrick Benally

Santa Fe, NM - Three Navajo Men Sentenced to Lengthy Federal Prison Terms for Convictions Arising from Kidnapping and Murder of Navajo Woman

Defendants Prosecuted as Part of Federal Initiative to Address the Epidemic Incidence of Violence Against Native Women

Martha Vazquez sentenced three members of the Navajo Nation to lengthy federal prison terms for convictions arising out of... More...
   $0 (06-25-2016 - NM)

STATE OF LOUISIANA Vs. BRYAN K HILL

The defendant was charged by bill of information on May 29, 2009, with
one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine and one count of
possession with intent to distribute marijuana. After a motion hearing on
December 10, 2009, the trial court found probable cause and denied defendant’s
motion to suppress evidence. After a Prieur1 hearing on November 4, 2011, the <... More...
   $0 (06-25-2016 - )

State of Louisiana v. Jackie Delane Blake

A two-count bill of information charged defendant, Jackie Delane
Blake, with sexual battery and indecent behavior with a juvenile. By a
unanimous vote, a jury convicted defendant on both counts. On the first
count, sexual battery, defendant was sentenced to serve 99 years at hard
labor, with the first 25 years to be served without the benefit of parole,
probation or suspensi... More...
   $0 (06-25-2016 - LA)

State of Louisiana v. Jacob Johnston

On January 27, 2014, Rev. Barry Brister contacted the Sterlington
Police Department and reported that he was en route to the station with
Jacob Johnston, then 17 years old, who had confessed to sexually assaulting
E.H. (d.o.b. 7/1/05), an eight-year-old girl. Rev. Brister advised that E.H.’s
parents had contacted him after E.H. had asked them if all boys’ penises
were the same... More...
   $0 (06-25-2016 - LA)

State of Louisiana v. George Edward Higgins

The defendant, his wife, Michelle Higgins, and the juvenile victim,
K.H.,1 lived in a one-room storage building in the defendant’s parents’
backyard. On September 20, 2013, K.H. told her paternal grandparents,
Fred and Joyce Higgins, that the defendant had beaten K.H. with a power
cord. After observing red marks on K.H. Joyce notified the Richland Parish
Sheriff’s Office... More...
   $0 (06-24-2016 - LA)

United States of America v. Demetres Ish

Pocatello, ID - Fort Hall Woman Sentenced for Assault on an Officer

Demetres Ish, 23, of Fort Hall, Idaho, was sentenced to seven months in prison for assault on an officer, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Ish served an additional month on this charge in the Shoshone-Bannock Tribal jail. Chief United States District Judge B. Lynn Winmill also ordered Ish to serve three years of ... More...
   $0 (06-24-2016 - ID)

Arty Price v. The State of Texas

In August 2013, police responded to an emergency call and found the victim,
Migdalia Pena, in the care of her neighbors. Pena had severe injuries requiring immediate medical
attention. At trial, Pena testified that Price, her live-in boyfriend at the time of the offense, caused
her injuries by punching, kicking, and choking her, as well as pressing his body weight on top of her.
... More...
   $0 (06-24-2016 - TX)

Stewart Lindsay Sherrod v. The State of Texas

The record shows that appellant was initially arrested for forgery and was released
from custody on a personal-recognizance bond. Approximately two months later, the State indicted
him for four counts of forgery and one count of engaging in organized criminal activity. The district
court set a pre-trial hearing in the case for April 1, 2010, and sent notice of the hearing to appellan... More...
   $0 (06-24-2016 - TX)

United States of America v. Mary Suzanne Creach

ATLANTA - Former Law Firm Executive Sentenced for Embezzling over $230,000 from Firm

Mary Suzanne Creach has been sentenced to federal prison for wire fraud as part of her scheme to steal over $230,000 from her former employer, an Atlanta-based law firm.

“Even though well-paid as the Executive Director of her firm, Creach used her position to embezzle money routinely and to pad... More...
   $0 (06-23-2016 - GA)

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