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Paul Richard Butts v. Marcus Martin, et al. Eastern District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Beaumont, Texas

Plaintiff–Appellant Paul Richard Butts, a Hasidic Jewish federal prisoner at the Federal Corrections Complex in Beaumont, Texas (“FCC
United States Court of Appeals
Fifth Circuit
December 8, 2017
Lyle W. Cayce
No. 15-41640
Beaumont”), filed a Bivens1 suit against numerous Bureau of Prisons (“BOP”)
employees, all of whom worked at FCC Beaumont. ... More...
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In the Matter of J. F. C.

This is an accelerated interlocutory appeal from the juvenile court’s order waiving jurisdiction over a minor, pseudonymously referred to as John Francis Conner, and transferring the case to criminal district court so he can be tried as an
adult for capital murder.1 In a single issue, John contends that the evidence is legally and factually insufficient to sustain the juvenile court’s fi... More...
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Daniel Lucas Brooks v. The State of Texas

David Herron and Appellant attended middle and high school together. Herron graduated
from the University of North Texas with a degree in creative writing. He went through several
stints in treatment centers and rehabilitation facilities for heroin addiction. Herron and Appellant
re-connected via Facebook in late 2012. Herron’s Facebook page referenced violent rap music
lyr... More...
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On November 21, 2011, Robert Parsons was charged in Pushmataha County District Court, Case No. CF-2011-146, with one count of first degree murder. According to the probable cause affidavit filed by the investigating officer, Parsons confessed to murdering his friend, Garland Cogburn, by striking him in the head with a hatchet. Simultaneously with the State's Information, an order was entered by ag... More...   $0 (12-14-2017 - OK)

Terence Dandre McMiller v. The State of Texas

Appellant was charged with two possession of a controlled substance offenses that were
consolidated for trial.1 Before trial, he moved to suppress the evidence seized in a warrantless
vehicle search. The motions were carried with his jury trial, and later denied. A jury found
appellant guilty of both offenses and assessed punishment at twelve years imprisonment and a
$7,500 ... More...
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Adrian Vicente BARBOSA v. The STATE of Texas

On November 20, 2014, Laredo Police Department Officer Jacqueline Siegfried received
information from a confidential informant that hundreds of pounds of marijuana were being stored
at a Webb County residence. The informant identified the residence by cross streets, and described
it as a gray mobile home, with a chain link fence, and yellow caution tape on the fence.
Officer... More...
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On May 27, 2016, Officer Robert Sachs, Sergeant Jayme Green, and Officer Ralston were on bike patrol in the area of 7th and Taylor Street in Topeka. The officers saw an individual, later identified as Norman Vinson Clardy, fail to stop at a stop sign as he entered the intersection on his bicycle. The officers instructed Clardy to stop so they could identify him and explain why they stopped him. <... More...   $0 (12-09-2017 - KS)

State of Tennessee v. Buford Cornell Williams

A Davidson County Grand Jury indicted Defendant for the sale of 0.5 grams or more of a substance containing cocaine. Defendant waived a jury trial. A bench trial was conducted on December 15, 2015, and the trial court found Defendant guilty. Defendant received a sentence of fourteen years to serve in the Tennessee Department of Correction. The following facts were adduced at trial.
12/05... More...
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Brian Keil v. State of Indiana Indiana Court of Appeals

On May 3, 2016, Deputy David Rowe of the Newton County Sheriff’s Office
stopped at a convenience store in Newton County, Indiana, and went inside to
talk to the clerk. Keil and Samuel Bass entered the store, Deputy Rowe
immediately noticed that they appeared to be nodding as they were walking
around and their eyes were glazed, and he believed they were under the
influence... More...
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State of Minnesota vs. Tara Renaye Molnau Minnesota Supreme Court

In April 2015 law enforcement applied for a warrant to search the home of N.Z.
because police believed N.Z. was selling methamphetamine out of his home. The warrant
application sought permission to search the premises and N.Z. for drugs and evidence of
drug trafficking. The warrant application also indicated that police believed that a woman,
M.L.D., resided at the premises w... More...
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United States of America v. Darryl Jackson Western District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Grand Rapids, Michigan

Guns have the potential to make a bad
situation worse. In light of that reality, the United States Sentencing Guidelines (“U.S.S.G.” or
“Guidelines”) prescribe harsher penalties for defendants who have “used or possessed any
No. 16-2415 United States v. Jackson Page 2
firearm or ammunition in connection with another felony offense.” U.S.S.G. § 2K2.1(b)(6)(B).
This case pr... More...
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Trey Sims v. Kenneth E. Labowitz and Claiborne Richardson United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

In 2014, David E. Abbott, a detective with the Manassas City Police Department
in Virginia, investigated allegations that 17-year-old Trey Sims used his cellular
telephone to send sexually explicit photographs and video recordings of himself to his
15-year-old girlfriend. During the course of the investigation, Abbott obtained a search
warrant authorizing photographs of Sims’ naked... More...
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Jermaine Nolon Bradley v. The State of Texas Fort Bend man sentenced to 10 years for drug possession

Bradley’s arrest followed a car accident that occurred in Richmond, Texas in
May 2015. One morning, Bradley was walking in his neighborhood, which was
known for a lot of drug activity and narcotics sales.
Bradley saw an acquaintance, Nicky, with two other people, standing outside
a home in the neighborhood. Bradley approached Nicky, and the four got into
Nicky’s rental... More...
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Joan Mullin v. Karen Balicki Despite Lawyer's Error, Evidence of Guard-Encouraged Inmate Suicide Revives Lawsuit

During the early morning hours of January 17, 2009, New Jersey prisoner Robert Mullin hanged himself with a bedsheet that he had fashioned into a noose. The twentynine-year-old Robert had been in and out of prison for the better part of a decade, in part due to his ongoing struggles with substance abuse. While serving out his latest sentence at a halfway house, Robert was found in possession of ... More...   $0 (12-03-2017 - NJ)

Toby Jay Mayes v. The State of Texas Armed sexual assailant sentenced to life in prison

The complainant in this case was a twenty-three year old male at the time of the
offense. Although the complainant is an adult, he is mentally slow and still lived at
home with his parents because he was unable to provide for himself. The complainant
obtained a “middle school level” of education.
Appellant and the complainant became acquainted through contact at the bicycle <... More...
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Miguel C. Chavez v. The State of Texas Court of Appeals for the First District of Texas

On February 3, 2016, Officer R. Keller of the Houston Police Department
signed an affidavit for a search warrant pertaining to a residence located in the
6000 block of Sayers Street. In his affidavit, Officer Keller alleged that it was
suspected that a Hispanic male, believed to be named “Mike,” was concealing
cocaine at the target residence.
To demonstrate that he had... More...
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United States of America v. Charles Daniel Lynn Western District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK - Federal Correctional Officer Pleads Guilty to Bribery and Wire-Fraud Conspiracy

CHARLES DANIEL LYNN, 34, of El Reno, Oklahoma, pleaded guilty on November 27, 2017 to accepting a bribe as a federal correctional officer and conspiring to commit wire fraud.

According to an indictment filed on August 16, 2017, Lynn served as a correctional officer at Great Plains ... More...
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United States of America v. Gabriel Mirabal Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - Denver, Colorado

This appeal is brought by Mr. Gabriel Mirabal. He is a convicted
felon, which prevented him from lawfully possessing a gun. 18 U.S.C.
§ 922(g)(1). But authorities thought that they had seen Mr. Mirabal put an
assault rifle in the trunk of a car. This sighting led authorities to arrange
for a local officer to stop Mr. Mirabal for a traffic violation and to search
the trunk... More...
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United States of America v. Jesus Armando Portocarrero-Angulo Southern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Diego, California

San Diego, CA - Captain of Drug Smuggling Vessel Sentenced to 104 Months

Jesus Armando Portocarrero-Angulo was sentenced on November 14, 2017 by U.S. District Judge Roger T. Benitez to 104 months in prison and 5 years of supervised release for possessing with intent to distribute over 1,370 pounds of cocaine while on board a vessel.

On October 4, 2016, defendant Portocarrero-Angu... More...
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Kling pled guilty to one count of distribution of methamphetamine, a severity level 3 drug felony; one count of possession of marijuana with a prior conviction, a severity level 5 drug felony; one count of a drug tax stamp violation, a severity level 10 nonperson felony; one count of possession of drug paraphernalia, a class A misdemeanor; and one count of driving while a habitual violator, a clas... More...   $0 (11-28-2017 - KS)


Sanders pled no contest to one count each of possession of cocaine with intent to sell, a severity level 3 drug offense; possession of cocaine without a tax stamp affixed, a severity level 10 nondrug felony; and traffic in contraband into a correctional institution, a severity level 5 nondrug offense. At sentencing, the district court followed the parties'
plea agreement and ordered a control... More...
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On January 16, 2016, a Campbell County deputy sheriff stopped the vehicle Farnsworth was driving because a “blinker” on the trailer he was pulling was not working. The deputy discovered that Farnsworth had an outstanding warrant for failure to appear, arrested him and transported him to the Campbell County Detention Center. Upon arrival, officers escorted Farnsworth into the facility and, referri... More...   $0 (11-28-2017 - )

Jasmyne Donosky v. The State of Texas Tim Curry Criminal Justice Center - Fort Worth, Texas

The following information appears in the affidavit at issue. On the morning
of June 22, 2015, at 2:54 a.m., Officer Simon Wilcock, a peace officer with The
Colony Police Department, was dispatched to the scene of a minor hit-and-run
accident in The Colony, Texas, of Denton County. When he arrived, Officer
Wilcock first found a damaged Infiniti FX35 at 6745 Davidson Street and... More...
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Barry Anthony Willis, Jr. v. The State of Texas Amarillo man sentenced to 15 years for money laundering

In the midafternoon of July 5, 2014, the vehicle in which Appellant was
riding as a passenger was pulled over by Trooper Ronald Nelson for speeding.2
Trooper Nelson testified that, as he approached the vehicle, he detected the odor
of marijuana.3 When the driver, Alexia Gonzalez, admitted that she did not have
a driver’s license, Trooper Nelson asked her to exit the vehicle. ... More...
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United States of America v. Pedro Quintero-Enriques, a/k/a Miguel Angel Quintero Southern District of Alabama Federal Courthouse - Mobile, Alabama

Mobile, AL - Illegal Alien Sentenced to 108 Months for Illegal Reentry and Gun Violation

United States District Judge William H. Steele sentenced Pedro Quintero-Enriques, a.k.a. Miguel Angel Quintero, 37, from Michoacán, Mexico, to 108 months imprisonment for illegal reentry into the United States and for being a felon in possession of firearms. The judge ordered that Quintero-Enriques p... More...
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