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State of Tennessee v. Ashley N. Menke Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals

The Sumner County Grand Jury issued a nine-count indictment in Case No. 925CR-2015 charging Ashley N. Menke, the Defendant, with two counts of Class A misdemeanor theft of property (Counts 1 and 2), one count of Class E felony forgery of a check (Count 3), one count of Class C felony theft of property (Count 4), one count of Class E felony forgery of a document (Count 5), one count of Class E felo... More...   $0 (05-22-2018 - TN)

United States of America v. David Pirk, Andre Jenkins a/k/a "Little Bear," and Timothy Enix, a/k/a "Blaze" Western District of New York Federal Courthouse - Buffalo, New York

Buffalo, NY - Kingsmen President, Regional President, And Member Convicted By A Federal Jury Of Murder And Racketeering Following Four Month Trial

Following a four-month trial, a federal jury in Buffalo, New York, has convicted three leaders and members of the Kingsmen Motorcycle Club (KMC), including the National President, of multiple charges for their roles in a major racketeering oper... More...
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State of Ohio v. Anthony Smith COURT OF APPEALS OF OHIO

On April 13, 2016, appellant was indicted on one count each of aggravated burglary, rape, and kidnapping. On August 7, 2017, the case proceeded to a jury trial. As relevant to this appeal, the following evidence was presented.

On July 20, 1996, the victim, J.W., was alone at home with her two-year old daughter. J.W. and her daughter were sleeping in the same bed when J.W. was awoken b... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. BISHOP J. HICKS

In Cuyahoga C.P. No. CR-17-613700-C, Hicks was charged for his involvement in
an incident that occurred on January 23, 2017, during which Hicks and his codefendants, Eric
Henderson and Javon Mason, robbed an individual at gunpoint. On January 31, 2017, the
Cuyahoga County Grand Jury returned a four-count indictment charging Hicks with
(1) aggravated robbery, a first-degree fel... More...
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THE STATE OF OHIO v. MYERS

The case was tried to a jury. Much of the account of what happened came from Myers’s friend and codefendant Timothy Mosley. According to Mosley, he and Myers began to concoct their scheme on January 27, 2014. That morning, Myers, who had just slept through the start of a new job, woke up Mosley
and asked him if he “wanted to make some money.” When Mosley said he did, Myers suggested that ... More...
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Edward Tobey v. Brenda Chibucos and Mary Stanton Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

One man’s extradition is another
man’s “kidnapping.” Edward Tobey, the plaintiff here, has
three state-court convictions (one in Illinois and two in Florida)
for possession of child pornography. Tobey also has a penchant
for resisting the conditions of probation placed upon him
2 Nos. 16-3927 & 16-4037
by courts and by his probation officer. In 2013, his tussles with
th... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. Antonio J. Ellison

On September 23, 2015, Ellison was indicted on (1) one count of rape, a violation of R.C. 2907.02 and a felony of the first degree; (2) two counts of kidnapping, violations of R.C. 2905.01 and felonies of the first degree; and (3) one count of abduction, a violation of R.C. 2905.02 and a felony of the third degree. The indictment arose out of
No. 17AP-328 2


Ellison's... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. ROSARIO D. ROBINSON

Robinson was charged with aggravated burglary and several charges of
felonious assault, each for a separate victim, along with associated firearm specifications
and having a weapon while under disability. Although the indictment originally
identified one victim, the trial court permitted the state to amend the indictment to reflect
the names of six victims in the case. The co... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. CHRISTOPHER TRUSSELL

In January 2016, Trussell was charged in an eight-count indictment arising
out of allegations by his girlfriend, T.R., that Trussell kidnapped her and sexually and
physically assaulted her. The indictment charged Trussell with two counts of rape, one
count of kidnapping, one count of domestic violence, two counts of endangering children,
one count of disrupting public service... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. GREG RUCKER

In 2016 Rucker and codefendant Nicholas Kraft were charged with three
counts of aggravated robbery, three counts of kidnapping and one count of having
weapons while under disability. Kraft plead guilty to two counts of aggravated robbery1
and agreed to testify against Rucker. The case against Rucker proceeded to a jury trial.
{¶3} Evidence was presented that between 3:30 a.m.... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. IOURI MIKHEL and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JURIJUS KADAMOVAS

Defendants are foreign nationals under the Hostage Taking Act: Mikhel is Russian, and Kadamovas is Lithuanian. Both lived in Los Angeles, California, during the events underlying this case. Defendants were assisted at various times by coconspirators Petro Krylov, Ainar Altmanis, Aleksejus Markovskis, and Natalya Solovyeva. Altmanis, Markovskis, and Solovyeva all pleaded guilty and
UNITED STA... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. CRAIG PITTMAN

This appeal reflects Defendant Craig Pittman's latest effort to challenge his convictions and sentences for aggravated kidnapping, aggravated criminal sodomy, and several other crimes—an ongoing endeavor that has regularly occupied him since a Johnson County District Court jury found him guilty 18 years ago. We find the district court incorrectly resentenced Pittman to 117 months in prison on the ... More...   $0 (05-12-2018 - KS)

United States of America v. Richard Ortega Western District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Austin, Texas

Austin, TX - Dove Springs Gangstas Member Sentenced to Federal Prison for Racketeering Offenses Resulting in Murder

A federal judge sentenced 22-year-old member of the Dove Springs Gangstas (aka “DSG”) member Richard Ortega to 30 years in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release for racketeering charges associated with the kidnapping and murder of Darian Longoria in De... More...
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United States of America v. Devan Edward Leonard District of Arizona Federal Courthouse - Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix, AZ - RSK Gang Members Sentenced to Lengthy Prison Terms for Conspiracy to Commit Acts of Racketeering, Including Murder, Kidnapping, Drug Trafficking and Other Offenses

On May 9, three members of Red Skin Kingz, also known as RSK, were sentenced to prison following their respective guilty pleas to RICO conspiracy for their participation in the violent RSK criminal street gang. <... More...
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United States of America v. Marike Vuga Western District of Pennsylvania Courthouse - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, PA - Former Pitt Professor Sentenced to Time Served after Admitting She Kidnapped Her Daughter and Took Her to Canada

Defendant will be deported to Austria

A resident of Pittsburgh pleaded guilty to one count of international parental kidnapping and was sentenced in federal court to "time served," having been imprisoned for 25 months, United States Attorney Scott W. B... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. DERON MCCOY JR.

The underlying facts of this case were set forth in McCoy's previous appeal:

"On March 22, 2011, McCoy phoned Leanna Daniels, the mother of his 6month-old daughter A.M. During McCoy and Daniels' conversation, Daniels heard A.M. crying. Daniels asked McCoy why A.M. was crying, and McCoy told her to come to the hotel he was staying at to find out. Daniels and her friend Gwendolyn Roby ... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. ANDRE NIGEL KING

The events occurring between King and his estranged wife, M.K., on May 3, 2014, resulted in the State charging King with one count of rape in violation of K.S.A. 2013 Supp. 21-5503, and one count of aggravated kidnapping in violation of K.S.A. 2013 Supp. 21-5408(b). The jury was unable to reach a verdict on the rape count but found King guilty of aggravated kidnapping.

In order to unde... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. RONALD L. PERRY

In August 2015, Lakewood police arrested Perry, after his friend’s daughter,
M.D., reported to the Lakewood Police Department that Perry had sexually abused her on
multiple occasions when he spent the night at her family’s home. She alleged that this sexual
abuse occurred over a five-year period — from the time she was seven until she was twelve years
old.
{¶3} Perry wa... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. BRIAN WIMBLEY

The charges in this case stem from a significant amount of criminal activity that
took place throughout the greater Cleveland area over the course of several months, including
robbing a Sonic restaurant and robbing individuals at gunpoint.
{¶3} On April 29, 2016, a complaint was filed in juvenile court alleging that Wimbley
had committed one count of participating in a crimina... More...
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State of Ohio v. Aaron Dean

The victim in this case, referred to as “I.M.R.,” offered the following
testimony at trial. I.M.R. is a married, mother of three. Between 8:30 and 9:00 p.m. on
April 20, 2016, I.M.R. was walking on Lagrange Street in downtown Toledo, near the
Gold Star liquor store, talking on her cell phone with a friend. A person, whom she
identified in court as Dean, approached her from b... More...
   $0 (05-06-2018 - OH)

Dennis Gilman vs. The State of Florida

Upon consideration of the State’s motion for rehearing, we grant rehearing,
withdraw our previous opinion and substitute the following in its place.
Dennis Gilman appeals an order denying his Florida Rule of Criminal
Procedure 3.800(a) motion to correct an illegal sentence. Because Gilman did not
affirmatively demonstrate entitlement to relief on the face of the record, we affi... More...
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STATE OF OHIO - vs - DONALD WILLIAM DEWEES

Defendant-appellant, Donald W. DeWees, appeals his convictions and
sentences following a jury trial in the Trumbull County Court of Common Pleas for
Attempted Rape and Kidnapping. The issues before this court are whether charges for
Kidnapping and Attempted Rape merge where the victim has been moved to a secretive
confinement before the attempt is made to avoid detection and w... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. AKEEM DAVIS

On April 25, 2011, Davis was indicted for the rape and kidnapping of twelve
year old N.L. A warrant on the indictment was issued. Davis was arrested in Minnesota
and returned to Ohio on April 29, 2011. Thereafter, defense counsel was appointed and
discovery was conducted. Appointed counsel filed a notice of alibi on July 6, 2011.
Davis was released from jail on his own re... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. ANGEL RODRIGUEZ COURT OF APPEALS OF THE STATE OF KANSAS

Angel Rodriguez argues that his sentence is illegal because the district court erred when it classified his prior New Jersey conviction for "assault with intent to rape" under N.J. Stat. Ann. § 2A:90-2 as a person felony for criminal history purposes. He further argues that the State breached its plea agreement with him during sentencing. For reasons set out below, both of Rodriguez' arguments ar... More...   $0 (04-28-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. SCOTT ROBERT BOLLIG

We begin with an introduction of the people involved in or affected by the criminal conspiracy and an outline of the circumstances that drew them together. Bollig, a bank officer, became acquainted with Naomi Abbott in late 2012, while she was married to Rahn Abbott. As her acquaintance with Bollig took an intimate turn, Naomi and Rahn were divorcing. After the divorce, Bollig and Naomi continued ... More...   $0 (04-28-2018 - KS)

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