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State of Tennessee v. Jerica Elizabeth Taylor COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS OF TENNESSEE

This case relates to the December14, 2014 robbery of William Majano. At the trial, the victim, a native of El Salvador, testified with the aid of a certified court interpreter that he had lived in Davidson County for eleven or twelve years. The victim said that he had known the Defendantas Jessica and for about three months at the time of the robbery. He said that they met in September 2014, wh... More...   $0 (01-08-2018 - TN)

State of Tennessee v. Joshua Michael Stewart Child rapist to serve 33-year prison term

In this case, the Defendant was indicted for rape of a child and two counts of aggravated sexual battery. The victimwas ages seven and eightat thetime of the incidents and was the Defendant’s stepsister.
The victim testified that her birthday was December 12, 2000, that she was age fifteen at the time of the trial, and that she was in the tenth grade. She said that sh... More...
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The evidence showed that on the night of 28 July 2014, a masked man armed
with a gun, later identified as defendant, entered the I-40 Supergas gas station and
convenience store in Johnston County, North Carolina. Defendant demanded money
from the clerk behind the counter, Sunny Kapoor. When Mr. Kapoor informed
defendant that the cash register was locked and had to be opened u... More...
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STATE OF NEW MEXICO v. JOHN N. “JACK” McDOWELL, JR., New Mexico Supreme Court

James Chavez died from stab wounds to his chest on July 10, 2011 in his Rio
3 Rancho home. Shortly before his death, Chavez was cleaning his home with two
4 acquaintances, Casey Williams and David Dinelli. Defendant, Defendant’s son, and
5 Anthony Villagomez entered the home to recover goods stolen by Chavez that
6 belonged to Defendant’s son. Villagomez carried a sawed-off shot... More...
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Travis Phillips and Amanda Johnson were married in 2014. Their marriage was often contentious. Phillips suspected Johnson of having affairs, which led to many accusations and arguments. [¶3.] On June 24, 2016, Johnson called Phillips at work to inform him that a law enforcement officer came to their apartment to serve legal papers. The paperwork related to stalking charges filed against Phillip... More...   $0 (01-07-2018 - SD)

The People v. Financial Casualty and Surety, Inc.

A surety posted a $50,000 bail bond for a misdemeanor defendant.
Throughout the case, defendant’s attorney appeared on his behalf: “In all cases in which
the accused is charged with a misdemeanor only, he or she may appear by counsel
only . . . .” (Pen. Code, § 977, subd. (a)(1).)1 The trial court granted defendant
probation, continued several probation violation hearings, and even... More...
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State of Nebraska v. Greg A. Glass

In 1999, Glass was convicted of second degree murder
and use of a firearm to commit a felony. The charges arose
from the July 1998 shooting death of Glass’ former employer,
Adolph Fentress, Sr. Fentress was shot in the head while working
at an automobile detailing shop, Downtown Auto Sales
(Downtown Auto), which he co-owned. The facts for which
we find support in the record... More...
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Marquis Amos Green v. The State of Texas Fourteenth Court of Appeals - Texas Courts

On September 23, 2013, Jason Hay broke into appellant’s home taking property and money. According to Hay, no one else burglarized the appellant’s home. That same day, Rhonda Chisholm went to appellant’s house to sell prescription drugs. Chisholm arrived at the same time Hay was walking out of appellant’s home with a television. As Chisholm exited her car, Hay told her to get back in and stay there... More...   $0 (01-06-2018 - TX)

Karl Dean Stahmann v. The State of Texas State of Texas Court of Appeals, 13th District

This case arises from a two-vehicle collision on State Highway 46 outside of New
Braunfels. Norberto Gonzalez testified that he was driving his SUV with his wife and son
as passengers, on July 1, 2012 at around 4:30 p.m., when he saw a van approaching
from the opposite direction. Gonzalez testified that he saw the van “starting to turn toward
us, and I’m thinking maybe he see... More...
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Juan Mendez v. The State of Texas Texas Twelfth District Court of Appeals

Appellant is a forty-four year old inmate, who is incarcerated at the Allen B. Polunsky Unit of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ). He has been incarcerated in TDCJ since he was thirty years old. He previously was incarcerated in TDCJ at age twenty-two. On July 17, 2015, guards discovered a cellular telephone and a cellular telephone charger in Appellant’s cell. Twelve days later... More...   $0 (01-06-2018 - TX)

Powell Jones, Jr. v. The State of Texas TENTH COURT OF APPEALS, WACO, TEXAS

In January 2009, appellant was indicted for the offense of unlawful possession of
a firearm by a felon. See TEX. PENAL CODE ANN. § 46.04(a) (West 2011). The indictment
also contained four enhancement paragraphs referencing appellant’s prior felony
convictions for: (1) two instances of burglary of a habitation; (2) aggravated assault; and
(3) aggravated assault on a correctio... More...
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United States of America v. Paulino Morales-Alonso Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals - Elbert P. Tuttle Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

This appeal requires us to decide whether Georgia aggravated assault as defined by O.C.G.A § 16-5-21(a)(2) is a crime of violence under the operative version of § 2L1.2 of the Sentencing Guidelines. Defendant Paulino Morales-Alonso was convicted in 2016 of illegally reentering the United States, in violation of 8 U.S.C. §§ 1326(a) and (b)(2), after having been deported following a conviction for a... More...   $0 (01-05-2018 - GA)

United States of America v. Stephanie Lois Watkins, a/k/a Stephanie Harrell Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals - Elbert P. Tuttle Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

Stephanie Watkins, a native and citizen of Jamaica—and until her deportation in 2003, a lawful permanent resident of the United States—appeals her conviction for reentering the country illegally following deportation. On appeal, Watkins argues that her indictment should have been dismissed because her deportation order was invalid due to a change in what crimes are considered “crimes involving mor... More...   $0 (01-05-2018 - FL)

Timothy M. Jodway; Alaina Zanks-Jodway v. Fifth Third Bank Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Many people dream of having a lakefront home. Timothy
Jodway and his wife, Alaina, were no different. So they took out a mortgage loan from Fifth
Third Bank and purchased a home on Lake Charlevoix in Boyne City, Michigan. But things did
not go as planned. Money became tight, and Timothy Jodway eventually had to file for
bankruptcy. And as part of his Chapter 13 repayment plan, Jodw... More...
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In April 2015, Miller approached James Meyers ("Meyers"), proposing that Meyers
trade his 1972 Chevrolet Nova valued at approximately $6,000 for a motorcycle in Miller's
possession. Meyers met Miller to inspect the motorcycle, which was a Suzuki Intruder that
had been converted into a chopper. The two men agreed on a trade. Miller took possession
of the Nova, and Meyers took... More...
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Gregory A. Traylor v. State of Indiana Search warrant leads to drug and weapon seizure near Columbus

On August 3, 2017, an investigator with the Indiana State Police obtained and
executed a search warrant for Traylor’s home located at 7650 West State Road
46, in Bartholomew County, Indiana. During the search, one ounce of
methamphetamine, fifteen pounds of marijuana, and four grams of heroin were
recovered. Because there were copious amounts of pseudoephedrine in
Traylo... More...
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Monica Dycus v. State of Indiana COURT OF APPEALS OF INDIANA

On January 8, 2016, El-Hadj Barry (Barry) noticed his ex-girlfriend, Dycus,
following him when he was on his way to pick up a female friend from school.
Barry pulled over and told Dycus to stop tailing him. Dycus did not respond
and continued to follow Barry to the school. After picking up his friend, Barry
decided to drive around for a while in an attempt to lose Dycus. Ho... More...
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Michael Riggle v. State of Indiana COURT OF APPEALS OF INDIANA

Riggle was born on September 28, 1980. His daughter, G.R. was born on July
3, 2003. When G.R. was seven or eight years old, Riggle began forcing G.R. to
perform oral sex on him. This occurred on numerous occasions and continued
after they moved to a new house in 2013.
[3] In January of 2016, when G.R. was twelve years old, Riggle began penetrating
her with his penis. ... More...
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State of Oklahoma v. Garry Wayne Wilson Tulsa County Courthouse - Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tulsa, OK - Defendant Sentenced to 50 Years' In Prison on First-Degree Murder Charge

The State of Oklahoma charged Garry Wayne Wilson, age 49, with First-Degree Murder for killing Terrel Smith on September 9, 2016 and hiding his body in an an abandoned car.

Count # 1. Count as Filed: HM11, MURDER - FIRST DEGREE, in violation of 21 O.S. 701.7
Date of Offense: 09/11/2016
... More...
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State of Oklahoma v. Wallace Daniel Morgan Osage County Courthouse - Pawhuska, Oklahoma

Pawhuska, OK - The State of Oklahoma charged Wallace Daniel Morgan with:





Date C... More...
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United States of America v. Montrell Pettaway Southern District of Alabama Federal Courthouse - Mobile, Alabama

Mobile, AL - Mobile County Man Receives 57 Month Sentence for Possession of a Firearm After Felony Conviction

Montrell Pettaway, a 29 year old, resident of Mobile, Alabama was sentenced today to 57 months incarceration followed by three years of supervised release for possessing a firearm after being convicted of felony possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine.

On Nov... More...
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Joshua J. Fairley v. State of Indiana COURT OF APPEALS OF INDIANA

On the night of June 23, 2010, Fairley was at his home in Evansville with
Summer Jones (“Jones”). Jones had previously been in a relationship with
Fairley, and the two were in bed. At some point late that night or early the next
morning, someone began to pound on the door and walls of Fairley’s home.
Jones figured that the person causing the commotion was Fairley’s ex
girlf... More...
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On April 29, 2016, the Madison County Sheriff's Office filed a complaint
charging Marshall with one count of domestic violence, a violation of R.C. 2919.25(C), a
fourth-degree misdemeanor. The complaint arose after Marshall called 9-1-1 and alleged
that his mother kicked him during a fight. A responding deputy determined that Marshall was
the primary aggressor and arrested h... More...
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This case stems from an altercation that occurred between appellant and
his girlfriend, Taisha Ramirez, on or about May 25, 2014. On that date, appellant and
Taisha were 20 and 17 years old, respectively. Taisha was approximately seven or eight
months pregnant with appellant’s son. They resided together at the home of Taisha’s
mother, Marilyn Cedeno; Taisha’s brothers, Jose ... More...
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Ferrell was a backseat passenger of a friend’s car when she was pulled
over for a marked lanes violation. Ferrell remained seated in the backseat while officers
removed the driver of the vehicle and conducted a pat down. She then authorized a
search of her vehicle.
{¶3} An officer then asked Ferrell to exit the car. She also asked him if he had
anything in his pockets... More...
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