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STATE OF OHIO vs. RANAU D. JOHNSON

Appellant Ranau D. Johnson appeals his convictions and sentence. Upon
review, we affirm all the convictions for aggravated arson and the sentence imposed on
Counts 3 and 4, vacate as void the conviction and sentence on Count 1 for attempted
felony murder, reverse the award of restitution, and remand the case to the trial court for a
resentencing hearing on Count 2 only and fo... More...
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State of Oklahoma v. Donald Ray Cowans, a/k/a Donald R. Cowens MoreLaw Suites Legal Suites and Virtual Offices In Downtown Tulsa 624 South Denver 918-398-5678 or Pat@morelaw.com

Tulsa, OK - The State of Oklahoma charged Donald Ray Cowans, a/k/a Donald R. Cowens with:

Count # 1. Count as Filed: HM11, MURDER - FIRST DEGREE, in violation of 21 O.S. 701.7
Date of Offense: 01/16/2017
Party Name Disposition Information
COWANS, DONALD RAY
Count # 2. Count as Filed: ABDGR, ASSAULT WITH A DANGEROUS WEAPON, in violation of 21 O.S. 645
Date of Off... More...
   $0 (09-15-2018 - OK)

SESSIONS L. HARPER vs. STATE OF IOWA

On the evening of Saturday, January 7, 2006, Holly Michael, Becky Sittig,
Ashleigh Attig, and Harper hung out at Michael’s house in Fort Dodge beginning
at around 7:00 or 8:00 p.m.2 From then until the early morning hours of January
8, the group drank alcohol, smoked marijuana, and consumed cocaine. The group
left the residence to go to a nearby bar at which they arrived arou... More...
   $0 (09-14-2018 - IA)

United States of America v. Jared Peterson District of New Hampshire Federal Courthouse - Concord, New Hampshire

Concord, NH - Dalton Man Sentenced to Prison for Fentanyl Trafficking

Jared Peterson, 28, of Dalton was sentenced on Tuesday to serve five years in prison for possessing fentanyl with intent to distribute.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on March 18, 2017, after a drug investigation, law enforcement officers from the Franconia, Sugar Hill, ... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. KEVIN TERRELL PETERSON

Peterson also challenges his sentence of 48 months’ imprisonment imposed for being a felon in possession of a firearm, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1). The district court concluded that Peterson’s prior conviction for firstdegree robbery was a “crime of violence” as that term is defined by U.S. Sentencing Guidelines (“Sentencing Guidelines” or “U.S.S.G.”) section 4B1.2(a) which, along with ... More...   $0 (09-10-2018 - WA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. ANTONIO GARCIA-LOPEZ

Antonio Garcia-Lopez (“Garcia-Lopez”) appeals the district court’s denial of his Motion to Withdraw his Guilty Plea (“Motion to Withdraw”). He contends we should reverse because (1) he did not have an interpreter in his native tongue, Zapotecan, at his plea hearing and did not fully understand the proceedings, and (2) the Supreme Court’s decision in Sessions v. Dimaya, 138 S. Ct. 1204 (2018), and... More...   $0 (09-09-2018 - CA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JOSEPHA TSHBANGU KASAI,

Josepha Tshbangu Kasai appeals his convictions, following a bench trial, for arson
affecting interstate commerce, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 844(i) (2012); and possession
of an unregistered destructive device, in violation of 26 U.S.C. § 5861(d) (2012). Kasai
argues that the evidence is insufficient to support his convictions—specifically, that the
Government failed to produc... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. MANUEL PEREIRA-GOMEZ, AKA Manuel Jesus Pereira, AKA Manuel Pereiro, AKA Manny Pereira

In 1997, Pereira pleaded guilty in New York state court to attempted robbery in the second degree. He was subsequently deported from the United States on three occasions. After reentering the United States a fourth time, he was arrested for, inter alia, felony offenses of driving while intoxicated and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. On October 21, 2015, Pereira was indicted for... More...   $0 (09-09-2018 - NY)

United States of America v. Barry Paul Manthe and Ronald James Clark Western District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - Jefferson City, Missouri

Jefferson City, MO - Two Columbia, Missouri Men Plead Guilty to Prostitution Operation

Two Columbia, Mo., men pleaded guilty in federal court to their roles in a prostitution operation.

Barry Paul Manthe, 65, and Ronald James Clark, 67, each waived his right to a grand jury and pleaded guilty in separate appearances before U.S. Magistrate Judge Willie J. Epps to a federal informa... More...
   $0 (09-09-2018 - MO)

United States of America v. Arthur Larange Lee, Jr. Alachua County Florida Courthouse - Gainesville, Florida

Gainesville, FL - Alachua County Man Sentenced to 327 Months in Prison for Sex Trafficking by Force, Fraud, and Cooercion

Arthur Larange Lee Jr., 35, of Gainesville, Florida, was sentenced in the U.S. District Court in Gainesville to 327 months in prison for sex trafficking of an adult, and 60 months each for two counts of use of interstate commerce to commit prostitution. Each count is ... More...
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Saffa Bell v. The State of Texas

Saffa Bell was charged with sexually assaulting an individual who was given the
pseudonym Tom Jones during the trial. See Tex. Penal Code § 22.011 (setting out elements of
offense and specifying that offense is, in general, second-degree felony). The indictment also contained
two enhancement paragraphs alleging that Bell had previously been convicted of burglary with the
intent t... More...
   $0 (09-01-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. Nathan Counts United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida - Miami, Florida Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Miami, FL - Coral Springs Man Sentenced to Prison for Arson

A Coral Springs man was sentenced to five years in prison and ordered to pay over $3 million in restitution for carrying out a residential arson.

Benjamin G. Greenberg, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Ari C. Shapira, Special Agent in Charge, United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms ... More...
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STATE OF NEW MEXICO v. MATIAS LOZA

On November 1, 2011, officers discovered Defendant smelling strongly of
4 gasoline and cowering under a fifth-wheel trailer. One hundred yards away, a Suzuki
5 automobile containing the human remains of Richard Valdez was fully engulfed in
6 flames. Shoe prints in the area were consistent with the shoes Defendant was wearing.
7 After claiming that he had been brought to the area b... More...
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Leonard Mornes v. The State of Texas

Appellant shot and killed Jacqueline Armstead and Brigitte Manning at his home in Dallas,
Texas on July 8, 2015. Armstead’s fifteen-year-old daughter Ja’Kaline Evans testified appellant,
Manning, and Armstead were “hanging out,” smoking crack cocaine, and drinking beer at
Armstead’s house that afternoon. Appellant, Manning, and Armstead left together after an hour
or an hour ... More...
   $0 (08-20-2018 - TX)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. ROY ALLEN GREEN

In 2001, Green was sentenced to 687 months of imprisonment for convictions on federal drug and firearms charges, including a conviction for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Later that same year, while serving that sentence, Green attacked another inmate with a shank. Green then pleaded guilty to one count of assault with intent to commit murder, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 113(a)(1). A... More...   $0 (08-17-2018 - PA)

STATE OF CONNECTICUT v. ALRICK A. EVANS

The principal issue in this appeal is whether our decision in State v. Ray, 290 Conn. 602, 966 A.2d 148 (2009), which would require the defendant in the present case, Alrick A. Evans, to prove drug dependency as an affirmative defense to a charge under General Statutes (Rev. to 2011) § 21a-278 (b),1 remains good law in light of (1) the subsequent decision of the United States Supreme Court in All... More...   $0 (08-16-2018 - CT)

State of Ohio v. Rickey Lamb, Jr.

On July 21, 2015, the Fulton County Grand Jury issued a seven-count indictment charging appellant with one count of arson in violation of R.C. 2909.03(A)(2), a felony of the fourth degree (“Count 1”); one count of aggravated arson in violation of R.C. 2909.02(A)(2), a felony of the second degree (“Count 2”); one count of aggravated arson in violation of R.C. 2909.02(A)(1), a felony of the firs... More...   $0 (08-14-2018 - OH)

Leonard Mornes v. The State of Texas

Appellant shot and killed Jacqueline Armstead and Brigitte Manning at his home in Dallas, Texas on July 8, 2015. Armstead’s fifteen-year-old daughter Ja’Kaline Evans testified appellant, Manning, and Armstead were “hanging out,” smoking crack cocaine, and drinking beer at Armstead’s house that afternoon. Appellant, Manning, and Armstead left together after an hour or an hour and a half; Armst... More...   $0 (08-11-2018 - TX)

FRANK ROBINSON v. STATE OF KANSAS

After an apartment house in Topeka burned and one of the tenants died, the United States government charged Robinson with arson resulting in death. When the federal government dismissed the charge before trial, the State of Kansas charged Robinson with felony murder and aggravated arson. All pertinent details of the state prosecution may be read in the direct criminal appeal reported in State v. R... More...   $0 (08-09-2018 - KS)

Abdur Rahim Ambrose a/k/a Abdur Ambrose v. State of Mississippi

On the afternoon of April 7, 2013, Demetrius Lee returned home from work between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m. Lee resided in the DeLisle community at 7486 Lobouy Road, which is part of a larger property commonly known as “the Hill.” The Hill is comprised of two houses and a mobile home. While Lee was relaxing, someone knocked on his window, but he remained inside. Twenty to thirty minutes later, Lee wen... More...   $0 (08-05-2018 - MS)

Lavar Monte Thompson vs State of Florida

Bill and Connie Couch lived in Lake Butler. Their property comprised a mobile home, several outbuildings, and a camper trailer Mr. Couch called his “man cave.” The Couches’ daughter,
Chloe, and Mrs. Couch’s son from a previous relationship lived with them on the property. In January 2012, Ronald Griffis knocked on the Couches’ front door, offering to pave their driveway. After some negotiati... More...
   $0 (08-05-2018 - FL)

MARLON DUANE KISER v. STATE OF TENNESSEE

On direct appeal, our supreme court summarized the proof adduced at the Petitioner’strial as follows:
In the early morning hours of September 6, 2001, Deputy Sheriff Donald Kenneth Bond, Jr., of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department was shot to death while on duty
patrolling the East Brainerd area of Chattanooga. In October 2001, a Hamilton County grand jury indicted [the Petitioner] f... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. CHARLES H. DAVENPORT

On November 16, 2015, a Cuyahoga County Grand Jury indicted Davenport for
two counts of aggravated murder in violation of R.C. 2903.01(A) and (B), one count of murder in
violation of R.C. 2903.02(B), two counts of aggravated arson in violation of R.C. 2909.02(A)(1)
and (2), and one count of felonious assault in violation of R.C. 2903.11(A)(1).1
{¶4} On January 13, 2016, Daven... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. JAMES R. DUDLEY

James Dudley set fire to toilet paper within his prison cell by sticking pieces of pencil graphite into an electrical socket. Because the fire occurred in a structure housing other inmates, the State charged Dudley with aggravated arson.

Dudley reached a plea agreement with the State under which he pleaded no contest to a reduced charge of solicitation to commit arson. But before sent... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. EDWARD SMITH

Defendant‐Appellant Edward Smith (“Smith”) appeals from a  District Court judgment entered on October 7, 2015 by Judge Failla. A  jury convicted Smith of being a felon in possession of a firearm and  ammunition, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1), and of possession of  crack  cocaine  with  intent  to  distribute,  in  violation  of  21  U.S.C.  §§ 841(a)(1),  (b)(1)(C).  At  sentencing, ... More...   $0 (07-21-2018 - )

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