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DANIEL L. CALHOUN v. STATE OF KANSAS

Daniel L. Calhoun appeals the trial court's denial of his K.S.A. 601507 motion following a preliminary hearing. On appeal, Calhoun argues that the trial court's judgment denying his K.S.A. 60-1507 motion was erroneous. Calhoun contends that he was entitled to a new trial on his nine felony convictions based on trial errors, ineffective assistance of trial counsel, and ineffective assistance of app... More...   $0 (08-02-2018 - )

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA v. DAVID LEONARD RANDLE, JR.,

On October 24, 2015, a group of young adults attended a party at a Sioux Falls condominium leased by Mason Mitzel. There was evidence that the partygoers were drinking and using marijuana and other illegal substances. [¶3.] At some point during the evening, an AK-47 owned by Mitzel was brought out amongst the partygoers. There was testimony that different individuals handled the AK-47. Several... More...   $0 (08-02-2018 - SD)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. WILLIS TERRANCE DORSEY

In reviewing a district court’s ruling on a motion to suppress, we review the court’s factual findings for clear error, and its legal conclusions de novo.” United States v. Cain, 524 F.3d 477, 481 (4th Cir. 2008). When the district court denies a defendant’s suppression motion, we construe “the evidence in the light most favorable to the [G]overnment.” United States v. Grossman, 400 F.3d 21... More...   $0 (08-02-2018 - SC)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. ELIJAH IVERSON

The present prosecution had its origin in a 911 call made by Iverson from
13 his apartment in the Town of Tonawanda, New York. In the course of ensuing
14 interviews by officers of the Tonawanda Police Department ("TPD"), narcotics and
15 drug distribution paraphernalia were discovered in Iverson's apartment; pursuant to
1 a subsequent search warrant, a firearm, ammunition, and o... More...
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Michael Clayton vs State of Florida

During the fall of 2015, Union County Sheriff’s Office Deputy John Whitehead received information from an anonymous source that Clayton was growing marijuana inside his residence. Deputy
Whitehead then received information from the Clay Electric Cooperative regarding the power usage in Clayton’s home, which revealed that the power usage of Clayton’s home was four times higher than the normal ... More...
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MARLON DUANE KISER v. STATE OF TENNESSEE

On direct appeal, our supreme court summarized the proof adduced at the Petitioner’strial as follows:
In the early morning hours of September 6, 2001, Deputy Sheriff Donald Kenneth Bond, Jr., of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department was shot to death while on duty
patrolling the East Brainerd area of Chattanooga. In October 2001, a Hamilton County grand jury indicted [the Petitioner] f... More...
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TYLER JAMES REED v. STATE OF TENNESSEE

This court summarized the facts underlying the Petitioner’s convictions in the Petitioner’s direct appeal opinion as the following:
This case involves the October 30, 2009 shooting death of Dickey Lassiter at his home in Sumner County, Tennessee. [The Petitioner] was arrested for the murder of the victim after being found in possession of a twelve-gauge shotgun while in a vehicle parked in the... More...
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COMMONWEALTH vs. STEVEN M. WEBSTER

In the afternoon of July 11, 2012, Andrew Stanley was shot and killed at his home during an armed robbery and home invasion involving the defendant and three coventurers. The defendant, Steven M. Webster, was convicted of murder in the 2 first degree on a theory of felony-murder, home invasion, armed assault in a dwelling, armed robbery,1 and carrying a firearm without a license.2 The defen... More...   $0 (08-01-2018 - MA)

STATE OF OHIO - vs - MARQUIS D. HUNTER

Appellant was indicted in April 2017 on one count of murder with two firearm
specifications (using a firearm and discharging a firearm from a motor vehicle) and a repeat
violent offender specification, and one count of having weapons while under disability. The
charges stemmed from allegations that on March 23, 2017, while sitting in a motor vehicle,
appellant killed Jaylen Ki... More...
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Jaime G. v. H.L.

A mother appeals from a child custody order. The family
court ruled Father was a domestic abuser but then awarded child
custody jointly to Father and Mother, with Father getting most of
the visitation time. A statute applies to this situation. The
Legislature passed this statute to move courts to give heavier
weight to the existence of domestic violence. The statute requiresMore...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. NANCY R. HOFFMAN

In February 2017, police responded to a loud party complaint at Hoffman’s
residence. Upon arrival, police overhead someone talking about getting another beer and
observed a sign in the home which read “Liquor before beer and you’re in the clear.” Alcohol
was found in the kitchen and the garage contained marijuana and scales. Hoffman was
ultimately charged with permitting und... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. CHARLES H. DAVENPORT

On November 16, 2015, a Cuyahoga County Grand Jury indicted Davenport for
two counts of aggravated murder in violation of R.C. 2903.01(A) and (B), one count of murder in
violation of R.C. 2903.02(B), two counts of aggravated arson in violation of R.C. 2909.02(A)(1)
and (2), and one count of felonious assault in violation of R.C. 2903.11(A)(1).1
{¶4} On January 13, 2016, Daven... More...
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Jonathan Edward Cessac v. The State of Texas

On September 13, 2012, Cessac pleaded guilty to sexual assault of a child. The trial court placed Cessac on deferred adjudication community supervision for ten years. The community-supervision order included several terms and conditions, including that Cessac not commit any offense against the laws of Texas and that he abstain from the use of any controlled substance. As part of his community s... More...   $0 (07-30-2018 - TX)

STATE OF KANSAS v. VERONICA LYNN THOMAS

On August 19, 2015, the State charged Thomas with three counts of severity level 3 felony distribution of methamphetamine, one count of severity level 4 felony distribution of methamphetamine, one count of severity level 4 felony possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, one count of severity level 8 felony use of a communication facility for a drug transaction, one count of class A... More...   $0 (07-28-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. KAMERON D. CROWDER

Crowder pled guilty to three drug felonies. The district court sentenced Crowder in July 2014, granting him a dispositional departure. He was sentenced to 152 months in prison, but released on probation for a term of 36 months.

In May 2016, the State moved to revoke Crowder's probation alleging he had: (1) failed to report as directed, (2) used illegal drugs, (3) lied to his probation ... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. THOMAS ALLEN LOEFFLER

Thomas Loeffler was originally charged with a total of 10 counts of various charges for distribution of methamphetamine, no drug tax stamps, and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. As part of a plea agreement, Loeffler pled no contest to two counts of distribution of methamphetamine under K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 215705(a)(4), a drug severity level 3 nonperson felony, and in exchange th... More...   $0 (07-28-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. KIRK A. TESKE

For context, we point out that Marjorie Heim was the alleged victim of Teske's battery. She was at the local Walmart with Randy Hyatt when she allegedly suffered a drug-induced seizure.

On July 17, 2016, Marjorie Heim filed a police report claiming that Teske had dragged her across the floor. A deputy sheriff investigated. A few days later, on July 20, 2016, the deputy applied for a sea... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. WESLEY G. COPELAND SR

On February 6, 2012, at about 8 a.m., Sedan Police Chief Cash Kimple spoke with Dana Clanton, also known as Dana Copeland. Dana stated that earlier that morning she and her boyfriend, Copeland, were arguing and Copeland became physically violent with her. She stated that she went into her 10-year-old daughter's bedroom to console her. Dana stated that after she laid down next to her daughter, Cope... More...   $0 (07-28-2018 - KS)

State of Georgia v. Javonnie McCoy Laurens County Courthouse - Dublin, Georgia

Dublin, GA - Jury Finds Defendant Found Growing Pot Not Guilty

The States of Georgia charged Javonnie McCoy with manufacturing marijuana after responding to a 911 family dispute call at his mobile home.

Javonnie took the stand and testified that he grew the plants for personal medical needs for migrains and depression.... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. HAI THAT TON

In July 2010, Detective Nick Stein was investigating Kyle Graf for marijuana distribution. A confidential informant told Stein that the marijuana Graf was selling was being shipped from California to the Kansas City metropolitan area by United Parcel Service (UPS) and that Graf had an associate in his distribution enterprise who was an Asian male. Stein had the confidential informant purchase some... More...   $0 (07-27-2018 - KS)

State of North Dakota v. Mitchell Steven Biwer

On April 17, 2017 Bismarck Police Detective Jerry Stein received a call from a shipping store employee about a suspicious package Biwer dropped off to be shipped to Denver, Colorado. The employee told Stein "[Biwer] was explaining too much and talking too much about why the package was being sent out. And then when questioned what was in the package, he said it was an owner's manual, and the cost ... More...   $0 (07-27-2018 - WY)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and SHAWNDALE BOYD, Intervenor, v. DAMION SLEUGH

In March 2014, Damion Sleugh and Shawndale Boyd were indicted together on charges of (1) conspiring to distribute or to possess with intent to distribute marijuana, and (2) attempted possession with intent to distribute marijuana, each in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 841(a)(1)
& (b)(1)(D); (3) robbery affecting interstate commerce, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1951(a); (4) using or carrying ... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. RASHAD WOODSIDE

Rashad Woodside, a Florida resident, participated in a 24person conspiracy to distribute pain pills in Middle Tennessee. After pleading guilty, Woodside appealed his sentence, which we vacated so that the district court might better explain the quantity of drugs attributable to him. On remand the district court, without further hearing, imposed the same sentence and explained its reasoning—incl... More...   $0 (07-27-2018 - )

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. WARREN CHARLES GREEN, IV

This case involves three separate traffic stops, all performed by Pennsylvania State Trooper Michael Volk, that are arguably relevant to Green’s constitutional claims. As a drug interdiction officer, Volk’s duties largely consist of traveling on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in an unmarked cruiser to search for drugs, money, and weapons. Each of the stops occurred on the Turnpike in the vicinity of So... More...   $0 (07-27-2018 - PA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. KAMEL LAMBUS, AKA Kamel Angevine, AKA K, AKA Kamel Angenevine, STANLEY FULLER, AKA Wardy, AKA Webo

Lambus and Fuller are accused of being leaders and organizers of a
16 group of individuals that referred to itself as the Paper Chasing Goons or POV City
1 and was a drug trafficking organization (or the "DTO"). Beginning in 2015, Lambus
2 and Fuller, along with 10 others, were indicted principally on charges of conspiring
3 to distribute and possess with intent to distribute hero... More...
   $0 (07-27-2018 - NY)

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