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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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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)


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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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)


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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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...
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STATE OF LOUISIANA V. CHADWICK MCGHEE Simmesport man convicted of kidnapping

In November 2013, Defendant, Chadwick McGhee, was charged with one count of second degree kidnapping, in violation of La.R.S. 14:44.1. Defendant was found guilty of the lesser included offense of simple kidnapping, in violation of La.R.S. 14:45. The State announced its intent to file a habitual offender bill against Defendant. Defense counsel then objected to the verdict, and court was adjourned.<... More...   $0 (10-30-2017 - LA)

Jennifer S. v. The Superior Court of San Francisco County, San Francisco Human Services Agency

In this consolidated writ proceeding, Jennifer S. (mother) and Kenneth S.
(father) seek extraordinary relief from the juvenile court order denying them both
reunification services with respect to their infant daughter, K.S. (born January 2017), and
setting a permanency planning hearing pursuant to section 366.26 of the Welfare and
Institutions Code.1
At the June 2017 dispositi... More...
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United States of America v. Tami Lee Johnson f/k/a Tami L. Davis Western District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK - Midwest City Woman Sentenced to 33 Months in Federal Prison for Embezzling Over $600,000 from Local Employer

Tami Lee Johnson, f/k/a Tami L. Davis, was sentenced to 33 months in federal prison today for check forgery, in connection with $624,265.01 of embezzlement from a local real estate management company.

On April 25, 2017, Johnson was charged by informati... More...
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Super Starr International, LLC, Lance Peterson, and Red Starr, SPR de RL de CV v. Fresh Tex Produce, LLC, Individually and Derivatively on behalf of Tex Starr Distributing, LLC, and Kemal Mert Gumus

This appeal concerns an arbitration agreement. Appellants Lance Peterson and his two companies Super Starr International, LLC (the Importer) and Red Starr, SPR de
RL de CV (the Grower) grow papayas. Appellants collaborated with appellee Fresh Tex Produce, LLC (Fresh Tex) to distribute the papayas in the United States. Together, appellants and Fresh Tex formed a separate company for distr... More...
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Alice Lawson and Jeanie Dell Collins Carr v. Ernest Boyd Collins and Ella Elizabeth Collins Travis County Courthouse - Austin, Texas

In this consolidated appeal Alice Lawson (Alice) challenges the probate court’s
judgment confirming an arbitration award resolving her will contest, and Jeanie Dell Collins Carr
(Jeanie) challenges the court’s adverse summary judgment in her separate will contest.1 See Tex.
Est. Code § 32.001(c) (final order issued by probate court is appealable to court of appeals). As
urged by Er... More...
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United States of America v. Margie P. Shephard Federal Courthouse - Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City, MO - KC Woman Pleads Guilty to Obstruction of Justice After Forging Court Order for Release

A Kansas City, Mo., woman who forged a court order to get another inmate released from prison, pleaded guilty in federal court on August 2, 2017 to obstruction of justice.

Margie P. Shephard, 51, of Kansas City, Mo., pleaded guilty before U.S District Judge Roseann Ketchmark t... More...
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Sylla Bangaly v. Alfred B. Baggiani

¶ 1 The instant appeal concerns a criminal contempt finding arising out of wrongful death
litigation in which the contemnor, Bangaly Sylla,1 was involved as the administrator of the
1We note that, due to inconsistencies in the record on appeal, Sylla was referred to as “Sylla
Bangaly” in our earlier opinion concerning that litigation but is actually named “Bangaly Sylla.”
No. 1-15-... More...
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Marcus Lindsey v. The State of Texas Possession of child pornography and sexual performance

Using the pseudonym Akime, appellant sent a Facebook friend request to C.M., who was
thirteen years old at the time. Through Facebook’s private messaging feature, appellant told her
he had a younger brother named Tayshawn and asked for C.M.’s information to contact her on
Kik, another social media application that allowed users to send private messages to each other.
Appellan... More...
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On December 11, 2014, the State charged Martindale with felony DUI, a nongrid, nonperson felony in case 14 CR 3317. On June 16, 2015, the State charged Martindale with three counts of forgery, a level 8 nonperson felony; one count of theft after prior conviction, a level 9 nonperson felony; and one count of theft, a class A nonperson misdemeanor in case 15 CR 1771.

On July 29, 2015, Ma... More...
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