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United States of America v. Christopher Matthew Davies Northern District of Iowa Federal Courthouse - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Cedar Rapids, IA - Cedar Rapids Felon Found Guilty of Possessing Two Firearms

A felon who illegally possessed two firearms in October 2016 was convicted by a judge today, following a bench trial in federal court last month in Cedar Rapids.

Christopher Matthew Davies, age 47, from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm. The verdict was retur... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. CHRISTOPHER R. WARD

Ward and his friend Andrew Rhodes formed and operated a construction business, All Construction Guaranteed Roofing and Restoration (ACG). Their financial arrangement was a loose one. They merely orally agreed to become general contractors who would supply materials and hire subcontractors to perform work on projects. Neither had a set salary; occasionally they would estimate profits and divide the... More...   $0 (01-16-2018 - KS)

Jermichael T. Smith v. The State of Texas 12th Court of Appeals Courthouse in Tyler, Texas

On April 22, 2016, Appellant drove Jordan Downs to Lynch’s Convenience Store (Lynch’s). Downs attempted to cash a check inside the store. The cashier refused to cash the check because it looked similar to a check that a previous customer brought in and that was recently returned to the store as fraudulent. After confirming that Downs arrived in the same vehicle as the previous customer and that... More...   $0 (01-12-2018 - TX)

STATE OF TENNESSEEv. JAMES A. KILGORE Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals

On December 7, 2015, the Defendant and twelve co-defendants were indicted for conspiracy to manufacture more than 300 grams of methamphetamine, initiation of a process to manufacture methamphetamine, and five counts of aggravated child abuse or neglect by exposing a child to the initiation of a process to manufacture methamphetamine. On September 2, 2016, the Defendant pled guilty to attempted co... More...   $0 (01-10-2018 - TN)

Commodores Entertainment Corporation v. Thomas McClary and Fifth Avenue Entertainment, LLC Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals - Elbert P. Tuttle Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

In this common-law trademark case, Thomas McClary appeals from an order granting judgment as a matter of law to Commodores Entertainment Corporation (CEC) and converting a preliminary injunction into a permanent one against McClary and his corporation, Fifth Avenue Entertainment, LLC. The dispute concerned ownership of the mark “The Commodores,” the name of a famous Grammy Award–winning rhythm and... More...   $0 (01-09-2018 - FL)

STATE OF KANSAS v. LAKOTA F. THUNDER, A/K/A URSALA HAIRYSHIRT

Lakota Thunder appeals the district court's decision revoking her probation and ordering her to serve her underlying prison sentence. Thunder contends the district court should have given her another chance at probation instead of ordering her to serve her 40-month underlying sentence. But Thunder committed additional crimes while she was on probation, thus giving the district court the discretion... More...   $0 (01-06-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. MICHAEL PERDUE

We will summarize the facts only to the extent necessary to address the single issue Perdue has raised on appeal. On September 16, 2016, pursuant to a plea agreement, Perdue pled no contest to charges in four different cases including: (1) possession of methamphetamine in 16CR113, a severity level 5 drug felony; (2) forgery in 16CR114, a severity level 8 nonperson felony; (3) theft in 16CR197, a ... More...   $0 (01-06-2018 - KS)

DOROTHY JEAN RIDDLE v. THE STATE OF WYOMING Wyoming Supreme Court

The facts of this case are relatively straightforward and, in large measure, undisputed. Ms. Riddle deposited a $4,000 check in a joint account that she held with her son, Dalton. The check was written on the account of her mother-in-law, and was made payable to Dalton Riddle. The signature on the check indicated that it had been executed by the mother-in-law.
[¶4] The mother-in-law learne... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. NATASHA D. PETERS

Natasha Peters appeals the district court's decision revoking her probation and ordering her to serve her underlying prison sentence. Peters contends the district court should've given her another chance at probation rather than send her to prison.

But Peters admitted to the district court that she committed nine new criminal offenses while on probation. These new offenses gave the dist... More...
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Deondre Javqueen Jenkins v. The State of Texas Man accused of forcing teen into prostitution

After a jury trial, Jenkins was found guilty and sentenced to twenty-five years of
imprisonment. On appeal, he argues the trial court did not have jurisdiction over his case because
the charging instrument was fatally defective. According to Jenkins, the charging instrument failed
to conform to the Texas Constitution’s definition of an indictment because it did not name “a
pers... More...
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United States of America v. William Scott Davis, Jr. Eastern District of North Carolina Federal Courthouse - Raleigh, North Carolina

Raleigh, NC - Federal Jury Convicts Virginia Man for Cyberstalking and Communicating Interstate Threats

William Scott Davis, Jr., a 57-year-old resident of Hampton, Virginia, was convicted following a three-day trial before Senior United States District Judge W. Earl Britt. The jury found DAVIS guilty of cyberstalking and communicating interstate threats.

The evidence at trial s... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. NORMAN VINSON CLARDY

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 OHIO - vs - RAHEEM AKEEM BRANTLEY

On November 21, 2016, the Trumbull County Grand Jury indicted
appellant on two counts: count one, assault on a peace officer, a felony of the fourth
degree, in violation of R.C. 2903.13(A) and (C)(5); and count two, resisting arrest, a
misdemeanor of the first degree, in violation of R.C. 2921.33(B) and (D). Appellant was
represented by counsel and entered a not guilty plea at... More...
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STATE OF LOUISIANA V. TRAVIS HENDERSON State of Louisiana Court of Appeal, Fourth Circuit

On March 21, 2012, the State filed a bill of information charging defendant
with one count of armed robbery with a firearm, in violation of La. R.S. 14:64, one
count of contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile, in violation of La. R.S.
14:92 E(1), and one count of illegal possession of stolen things, in violation of La.
R.S. 14:69. On March 26, 2012, defendant entered ple... More...
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Ronald Eugene Reynolds v. The State of Texas Ronald Eugene Reynolds - Registered Sex Offender

Robert Valdez, and his ex-wife, Crystal Valdez, ran a scheme that we can only hope is a
rarity in personal injury litigation. Robert had Crystal scour the Houston Police Department’s
website for recent traffic accidents, and then obtain the corresponding police accident reports. The

2 We parse the language only in re... More...
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State of Nebraska v. Brian P. Robeson Teacher accused of sexual assault held without bond

On January 4, 2016, the State filed an information charging
Robeson with two counts of first degree sexual assault
of a child, in violation of Neb. Rev. Stat. § 28-319.01(1)(b)
(Reissue 2016), each a Class IB felony. On September 22, a
hearing was held. At this hearing, defense counsel informed
the district court that a plea agreement had been reached.
Counsel indicated tha... More...
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Schnelle Marie Brooks v. The State of Texas Court of Appeals, Ninth District of Texas at Beaumont

Brooks married Enrique DeLeon in August 1988 and the couple had four
children. In 2003, Brooks and DeLeon submitted applications to purchase tuition
pre-payment contracts through the Texas Guaranteed Tuition Plan for their youngest
two sons.1 The plan requires the contract owner to make monthly payments as they
accrue, by which the future cost of tuition is frozen and secured a... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS V. MARCUS W. ALLEN

While Marcus William Allen was on probation in two cases, he violated the terms of his probation. In one case, the district court gave Allen a 60-day stay in jail as a sanction for the violation—a sanction authorized by statute, specifically K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 22-3716(c)(11). In a second case, the district court gave Allen another 60-day jail term as a sanction. And the court ordered the two sanct... More...   $0 (11-22-2017 - KS)

Gregory L. Mathis v. State of Tennessee COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS OF TENNESSEE AT NASHVILLE

This case arises from the burglary of Terry Beckner and Lisa Lewis’s home in February 2009. The Petitioner andthree codefendants, Elza Evans III, Emily Turner, and Danny Lee Sams, were indicted for aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary, and two counts of especially aggravated kidnapping. The trial court granted codefendant Sams’s motion to sever his case, and he later pleaded guilty and testif... More...   $0 (11-21-2017 - TN)

Kristopher W. Bunting v. State of Indiana Indiana Court of Appeals

On July 9, 2013, Bunting pleaded guilty to Class D felony possession of
methamphetamine and Class A misdemeanor possession of paraphernalia in
cause number 84D01-1212-FD-3827 (“Cause 3827”). The trial court sentenced
Bunting in Cause 3827 to concurrent, but suspended, sentences of two years for
Class D felony possession of methamphetamine and one year for Class A
misdemea... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS V. JASPER THOMAS EPPS

On May 28, 2015, Epps entered Enterprise Bank and identified himself as Kelvin Cane. Epps deposited a check for approximately $34,000 that purported to be from Fairway Construction Company to Cane Construction Corporation. However, Fairway did not actually issue this check. The next day, Epps returned to the bank to withdraw $8,800 from the account. Epps showed the bank teller a Kentucky ID with ... More...   $0 (11-19-2017 - KS)

State of North Dakota v. Joshua Paul Hojian

Joshua Paul Hojian appeals from a criminal judgment entered after a jury found him guilty of violation of a domestic violence protection order and forgery. Hojian argues the verdict was not supported by sufficient evidence. We summarily affirm under N.D.R.App.P. 35.1(a)(3) and (7). State v. Noorlun, 2005 ND 189, ¶ 20, 705 N.W.2d 819 ("A conviction may be justified on circumstantial evidence alone ... More...   $0 (11-19-2017 - ND)

Brandon Leon Forbes v. State of Tennessee Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals

Lucy Munoz testified that on February 15, 2013, she and her threeyear-old son were living with her parents and younger brother at their home in Jackson. Lucy recalled that she had gone home in the early afternoon for her lunch break that day. When she pulled into the driveway, Lucy noticed that no one appeared to be home but that the garage door “was probably one-fourth open.” Lucy opened the g... More...   $0 (11-18-2017 - TN)

United States of America v. Mark Edward Brewster, M.D. Western District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Grand Rapids, Michigan

Grand Rapids, MI - Adam B. Townshend and Raymond E. Beckering III.

Mark Edward Brewster, M.D., of Traverse City, Michigan, was sentenced to 10 months’ incarceration following his guilty plea to writing fraudulent prescriptions to obtain controlled substances. Brewster will also pay restitution to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, which paid for a number of Brewster’s fraudulent prescrip... More...
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State of Washington v. Kelly Eugene Small Okanogan County Courthouse - Okanogan, Washington

Kelly Small appeals from his Okanogan County convictions for
aggravated first degree murder, first degree rape, and first degree burglary, primarily
challenging the jury selection process and the sufficiency of the evidence of
premeditation. In the published portion of this opinion, we reject his public trial
argument. In the unpublished section, we affirm the convictions and reman... More...
   $0 (11-02-2017 - WA)

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