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State of Tennessee v. Zackary James Childress COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS OF TENNESSEE

The Defendant was indicted on possession of less than 0.5 grams of a Schedule II controlled substance for resale, possession of less than 0.5 grams of a Schedule II controlled substance for delivery, simple possession of a Schedule VI controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. The Defendant entered a guilty plea to two counts of simple possession of a Schedule II controlled subst... More...   $0 (01-22-2018 - TN)

STATE OF TENNESSEE v. CHRISTOPHER JONES COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS OF TENNESSEE

At the guilty plea hearing the State and Defendant stipulated that the summary of the facts contained in the presentence report, as taken from the narrative/case notes of Officer K. Frederick of the Bristol Police Department, was accurate and sufficient to provide a factual basis for the offenses of reckless aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, driving under the influence (DUI), simple posse... More...   $0 (01-22-2018 - MA)

United States of America v. Anthony Jammoni Atkins Southern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Savannah, Georgia

Savannah, GA - Convicted Felon Sentenced For Possessing Firearm During Garden City Road Rage Incident

Anthony Jammoni Atkins, 26, a multi-convicted felon, was sentenced on January 16, 2018, by Senior U.S. District Judge William T. Moore, Jr. to 100 months in prison for possessing a loaded semiautomatic pistol. Atkins used that pistol to threaten a mother and her two children during a rus... More...
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Michelle Colen v. State of Indiana Jury finds woman guilty of drug charges

On April 27, 2016, the Madison Police Department sent a confidential
informant, who was equipped with a video-recording device, to Johnny Ford’s
home to purchase methamphetamine. Ford was a suspected methamphetamine
dealer in the area. At the time of the buy, Colen and Ford had been in a
romantic relationship for approximately one year, and Colen and her three
minor chil... More...
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Arminius Dejuan Jones v. The State of Texas Court of Appeals Fifth District of Texas at Dallas

Appellant pleaded guilty to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, pursuant to a
negotiated plea bargain agreement. The trial court accepted the plea, deferred adjudication, and
placed appellant on community supervision for a period of five years. The State subsequently
filed a motion to proceed with an adjudication of guilt, alleging appellant violated various
conditions o... More...
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Juan Jose Arellan-Velazquez v. The State of Texas HOUSTON DRUG ATTORNEY: JUAN JOSE ARELLANO-VELAZQUEZ ACCUSED OF USING HOUSTON AS HUB TO DISTRIBUTE DRUGS TO 5 MAJOR US CITIES

One morning, Officer M. Zamora of the Houston Police Department was
surveilling a Honda parked in front of a house in east Houston. The house was the
residence of Juan Arellano-Velasquez, whom Zamora had been investigating for
suspected drug trafficking. Zamora had received a tip from a confidential informant
that the Honda would soon be leaving town with an undetermined amount... More...
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JOEL DEVIN ROBINSON V. THE STATE OF TEXAS Texas First District Court of Appeals

At trial, the evidence showed that Robinson and another man committed an
armed robbery at a Whataburger. Surveillance video showed Robinson holding a
backpack while the other man pointed a shotgun at the cashier’s head. Robinson and
the other man fled when an alarm sounded, and Robinson was apprehended shortly
thereafter. The jury found Robinson guilty of aggravated robbery. More...
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United States of America v. James Harley Wheeler District of Colorado Federal Courthouse - Denver, Colorado

Denver, CO - Denver Man Sentenced to Prison Following Federal Firearm Crime

A Denver man was sentenced earlier the week of January 11, 2018 to serve 7 years in federal prison for brandishing and use of a firearm during a drug trafficking offense. The man, James Harley Wheeler, age 24, appeared before U.S. District Court Judge R. Brooke Jackson, was remanded into custody at the conclusion... More...
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STATE OF CONNECTICUT v. ACEION BROWN

The defendant, Aceion Brown, appeals from the judgment of the trial court denying hispetition fora writoferror coramnobis. Weconclude that, in the circumstances presented, the court lacked jurisdiction to consider the merits of the petition, and we do not reach the merits of his ineffective assistance of counsel claim. Because the court should have dismissed the petition, rather than having denie... More...   $0 (01-19-2018 - CT)

STATE OF NEW JERSEY v. DANTE C. GRANGER

Tried by a jury, defendant Dante C. Granger appeals from his
conviction for second-degree unlawful possession of a handgun,
N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5(b). The jury acquitted defendant of third-degree
resisting arrest, N.J.S.A. 2C:29-2(a)(3)(a). The trial court
sentenced defendant to a seven-year term of imprisonment with
forty-two months of parole ineligibility, pursuant to the Gr... More...
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STATE OF NEW JERSEY v. ARTHUR L. HOYLE, a/k/a SKINNYMAN HOYLE, and ARTHUR HOYLE

Defendant, who was charged with multiple drug offenses, filed
numerous pretrial motions, including a motion to suppress evidence
obtained from the use of a global positioning system (GPS) tracker
and a motion to recuse the trial court judge. After the court
denied the motion to suppress and the motion to recuse, defendant
pled guilty to first-degree possession with intent... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Quantez Person Jury hung in trial of former FedEx employee accused of rape, exposing HIV

Originally charged with aggravated rape and criminal exposure to HIV, the defendant was convicted by a Shelby County Criminal Court jury of criminal exposure to HIV based upon hisengaging in unprotected sexual acts with the victim in March 2012.

At the defendant’s May 2016 trial, the victim testified that as she walked from her home to the home of a friend, a man driving a Chrysler conver... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Brandon Christopher Scott Third person pleads guilty in shooting of boy

In May 2015, the Davidson County Grand Jury indicted the Defendant on three counts each of attempted first degree murder, employment of a firearm during the
commission of a dangerous felony (with a previous dangerous felony conviction), and reckless endangerment. See Tenn. Code Ann. §§ 39-11-106, -12-101, -13-103, -13-202, 17-1324. The Defendant was charged along with three co-defendants—Ja... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Christopher Jerald Crowley Nashville man charged in death of homeless man

During the early morning hours of October 18, 2012, the victim, Robert Mitchell, was sleeping on a bench across the street from the Criminal Justice Center in downtown Nashville. The victim’s aunt, Linda Cloyd, testified at trial that the victim typically lived with family members, but that in October 2012 the victim was homeless and working at the Nashville Rescue Mission. Mario Hambrick was th... More...   $0 (01-18-2018 - TN)

United states of America v. Denzel Rakim Bridges Northern District of Indiana Federal Courthouse - Lafayette, Fort Wayne, South Bend, Hammond

South Bend, IN - South Bend Man Sentenced For Possession Of Heroin And Possession Of A Firearm During A Drug Trafficking Crime

Denzel Rakim Bridges, age 25, of South Bend, Indiana was sentenced on January 10, 2018 before District Court Senior Judge Robert L. Miller, Jr. for one count of possession of heroin and one count of possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime.
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Ruben Sanchez v. City of Chicago, et al. Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

Ruben Sanchez appeals the denial
of his motion for a new trial in his § 1983 action against Officer
Louis Garcia of the Chicago Police Department. Sanchez alleges
that the trial court made multiple evidentiary errors,
gave an improper jury instruction, and wrongfully accepted
a partial verdict. Because we conclude that a new trial is not
required, we affirm.
2 No. 16-35... More...
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Garrett Ballard v. The State of Texas Constable’s son convicted of capital murder after killing 2 friends

The following summary comes from the evidence presented at trial. The victims
in this case—Fox and E.B.—were friends with Ballard. Prior to the offense, the three men ate
dinner with E.B.’s family to celebrate E.B.’s birthday and then went to Ballard’s parents’ home
to hang out and to take a hallucinogen that they had purchased earlier from C.J. On the night 3
in question, Balla... More...
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Patrick Johnson v. The State of Texas Third Court of Appeals, Austin, Texas

Johnson was charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child and with two counts
of indecency with a child. See Tex. Penal Code §§ 21.11(a)(1)-(2), 22.021(a). The alleged victim,
C.S., lived in Johnson’s neighborhood, and the indictment alleged that C.S. was under fourteen
years of age at the time of the offenses. During the trial, the State called several witnesses, including
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Demico Stanley v. The State of Texas Stanley sentenced to 75 years for Lewisville murder

In 2015, Richard Myles lived in a small, one-bedroom apartment on the
second floor of a building in the Hampton Bay apartment complex with his
fiancée, Laura, and their 23-month-old son, David.2 While Laura worked two
jobs, Myles cared for David. He also sold marijuana to earn extra money.
Whenever he left the apartment, he carried his marijuana stash with him in a
gree... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. JAMES DANIEL FLOYD

In March 2014, Floyd pled guilty pursuant to a plea agreement to one count of unlawful distribution of marijuana and one count of fleeing and eluding. At the time of sentencing, Floyd had served 15 months in federal prison and was on parole. In May 2014, the Osborne County District Court granted Floyd 18 months' probation with an
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underlying 22-month prison term on the unlawful distribu... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. JOSHUA MICHAEL MALL

On October 5, 2015, Mall made the fatal decision to drink alcohol and drive his truck. Unfortunately, Mall included his 6-year-old daughter, Madilyn, in that decision. After drinking nearly half of a bottle of whiskey and smoking some marijuana, Mall put Madilyn into his 2001 Ford Ranger and decided to drive. Mall sped down Tuttle Creek Boulevard in Manhattan, Kansas, weaving in and out of traffic... More...   $0 (01-16-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. STEVEN TERRY JORDAN

Around 1:30 a.m. on February 6, 2013, in Great Bend, Kansas, A.W. was preparing to go sleep. She had worked at a nearby gas station that evening and had just sent her cousin home because it was late. About 10 minutes after getting into bed, A.W. heard footsteps on her front porch and a loud banging at her front door, as if someone was kicking it in. A.W. turned on her light, picked up her cell pho... More...   $0 (01-16-2018 - KS)

CITY OF TOPEKA v. WILLIE L. MURDOCK

Willie L. Murdock appeals from his conviction of possession of drug paraphernalia under Topeka Municipal Code. 9.50.040(a)(2). He argues (1) the district court erred when it denied his motion to suppress because he did not give Officer Matthew Blassingame consent to enter his apartment; (2) the court erred when it denied his motion to suppress because the plain view doctrine was not satisfied; (3)... More...   $0 (01-16-2018 - KS)

United States of America v. Jerome Hamilton and Darriyon Mills Eastern District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, MI - Rollin' 60 Crips Gang Leaders Sentenced for Racketeering Charges

The two leaders of the Detroit branch of the Rollin 60s Crips street gang were sentenced on January 12, 2018 for their roles in gang-related murders, shootings, and drug distribution. Jerome Hamilton and Darriyon Mills’s sentences follow their guilty pleas to RICO conspiracy and firearm charges and are the res... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Andrew Shearin Memphis man jailed on child porn charges

On April 24, 2014, the Defendant was indicted by the Shelby County Grand Jury for sexual exploitation of a minor based on his possession of over 100 images involving minors engaged in sexual activity, a Class B felony. On April 4, 2016, the Defendant entered an open guilty plea to the indicted offense, leaving the sentencing to the trial -2
court’s determination. A transcript of the guilty ... More...
   $0 (01-13-2018 - TN)

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