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James Dee Brewer, Jr. v. The State of Texas

Garland Police Officer Aaron Radney arrived at a Super 8 Motel looking for an unnamed
female on a matter unrelated to this case. After inquiring about the woman’s whereabouts, the
motel’s manager directed him to room 318 where he encountered Appellant James Brewer, who
answered the door. Officer Radney noticed that Appellant was holding a methamphetamine pipe
in his hand and ... More...
   $0 (01-17-2018 - TX)

Sergio Gonzalez v. The State of Texas

In his first issue, appellants contends he was not properly admonished concerning the range
of punishment he would face if he pleaded guilty. Before the plea hearing, appellant received
written admonishments, which recited that he was charged with a first degree felony with a
punishment range of “5-99 years or Life and an optional fine not to exceed $10,000.00.” At the
hearing,... More...
   $0 (01-16-2018 - TX)

Andrew James Rackley v. The State of Texas

Andrew James Rackley was charged with the offense of possession of more than one
gram but less than four grams of methamphetamine. See Tex. Health and Safety Code §§ 481.102(6)
(listing methamphetamine as substance included in “Penalty Group 1”), .115(a), (c) (providing that
person commits offense if he “knowingly or intentionally possesses a controlled substance listed in
Penalty... More...
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Christopher Rene Lopez v. The State of Texas Christopher Rene Lopez Registered Sex Offender

Luis Osorio Chavez was the foreman for a landscaping work crew that
included Lopez and Manual Duran. During a typical workday in May 2014, the
three men climbed into a truck around 2:30 p.m. to leave a work site. Chavez
was in the driver’s seat, Lopez was in the passenger’s seat, and Duran sat
between them.
While in the truck, Chavez heard Lopez say something like, “[S]o y... More...
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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)

STATE OF KANSAS v. JAIME MICHELLE CARTER

The facts in this case are tragic but they are not complex and are not challenged in this appeal. The procedural history, however, is extensive and relevant and must be laid out in some detail.

In the early evening of May 25, 2014, Carter was involved in a collision in Leavenworth County. Her eastbound sedan crossed the road's centerline and struck a motorcycle driven by Kristopher Steu... More...
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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. Alfonzo Dewayne Johnson Western District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Grand Rapids, Michigan

Grand Rapids, MI - Muskegon-Based International Drug Trafficker Receives Thirty Years In Prison

Alfonzo Dewayne Johnson, 43, of Muskegon, was sentenced to thirty years’ imprisonment by U.S. District Judge Janet T. Neff, to be followed by ten years of supervised release. Johnson pled guilty last year to conspiracy to distribute cocaine and crystal methamphetamine. Johnson previously served... More...
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United States of America v. Jaime Bowling Northern District of Texas - J. Marvin Jones Courthouse - Amarillo, Texas

Amarillo, TX - Georgia Man Sentenced to 135 Months in Federal Prison for Distributing Methamphetamine

An Atlanta, Georgia, man, Jaime Bowling, 28, was sentenced the week of January 8, 2017 by U.S. District Judge Sidney A. Fitzwater to 135 months in federal prison for his role in the distribution of methamphetamine.

Bowling had been in custody since his arrest in February 2017 on... More...
   $0 (01-15-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. Paul Suarez Eastern District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Beaumont, Texas

A jury convicted Paul Suarez for his involvement in a drug trafficking
conspiracy and for firearms offenses. Suarez appeals contending that the
convictions were not supported by sufficient evidence. He also asserts that the
district court erred in imposing a 120-month (ten year) mandatory minimum
prison sentence for possession of a sawed-off shotgun in furtherance of a drug
tra... More...
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United States of America v. Haley Raquel Rhodes Western District of North Carolina Courthouse - Charlotte, North Carolina

Statesville, NC - Blowing Rock, N.C. Woman Sentenced To Prison For Trafficking Methamphetamine

On Wednesday, January 11, 2018, U.S. District Judge Richard L. Voorhees sentenced Haley Raquel Rhodes, 23, of Blowing Rock, N.C. to 60 months in prison and five years of supervised release on drug trafficking charges, announced R. Andrew Murray, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Ca... More...
   $0 (01-15-2018 - NC)

United States of America v. Manuel Ortiz, Jr. Federal Courthouse Western District of Arkansas - Fayetteville, Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR - Rogers Man Sentenced To Over 5 Years In Federal Prison For Aiding And Abetting In The Distribution Of Methamphetamine

Manuel Ortiz Jr., age 37, of Rogers, was sentenced on January 12, 2018 to 63 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release and was ordered to pay a $35,000.00 fine on one count of Aiding and Abetting in the Distribution of Metha... More...
   $0 (01-12-2018 - AR)

United States of America v. Rudy Mancia, a/k/a Rudy Espinoza Federal Courthouse Western District of Arkansas - Fayetteville, Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR - Springdale Man Sentenced To Over 6 Years In Federal Prison For Drug Trafficking

Rudy Mancia (aka Rudy Espinoza), age 31, of Springdale, was sentenced on January 11, 2018 to 78 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release on one count of Distribution of Methamphetamine. The Honorable Timothy L. Brooks presided over the sentencing hearing in the ... More...
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United States of America v. Shannon Dale Cooper Middle District of Georgia - Athens, Georgia

Athens, GA - Methamphetamine Dealer Sentenced To 188 Months In Prison

Shannon Dale Cooper, age 33, of Sumner, Georgia, was sentenced to 188 months’ imprisonment for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine by United States District Court Judge C. Ashley Royal in Athens, Georgia on January 4, 2018.

In his plea agreement, Mr. Cooper admitted that on December ... More...
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United States of America v. Damaso Lopez-Serrano, a/k/a "Mini Lie" Eastern District of Virginia - Federal Courthouse - Alexandria, Virginia

Los Angeles, CA - Sinaloa Cartel Cell Leader Pleads Guilty For Involvement in the Imporatation of Tons of Narcotics into the United States

Sinaloa Cartel cell leader Damaso Lopez-Serrano aka “Mini Lic,” pleaded guilty in federal court today to conspiracy to distribute controlled substances for purpose of unlawful importation following his self-surrender to U.S. law enforcement authorities... More...
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STATE OF TENNESSEEv. JAMES A. KILGORE Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals

On December 7, 2015, the Defendant and twelve co-defendants were indicted for conspiracy to manufacture more than 300 grams of methamphetamine, initiation of a process to manufacture methamphetamine, and five counts of aggravated child abuse or neglect by exposing a child to the initiation of a process to manufacture methamphetamine. On September 2, 2016, the Defendant pled guilty to attempted co... More...   $0 (01-10-2018 - TN)

United States of America v. Yoan Alejandro Castillo-Zamora District of Kansas Federal Courthouse - Kansas City, Kansas

Kansas City, KS - Man Sentenced For Smuggling Liquid Methamphetamine to Kansas

A Mexican man was sentenced on January 5, 2018 to 46 months in federal prison for his role in smuggling more than 1,000 pounds of liquid methamphetamine into Kansas City, Kansas.

Yoan Alejandro Castillo-Zamora, 31, a citizen of Mexico, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute methampheta... More...
   $0 (01-10-2018 - KS)

United States of America v. Alexis Tarango District of New Mexico Courthouse - Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe, NM - Farmington Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Methamphetamine Trafficking Charge

Alexis Tarango, 22, of Farmington, N.M., pled guilty January 5, 2017 in federal court in Santa Fe, N.M., to a methamphetamine trafficking charge.

Tarango was arrested on July 13, 2017, on indictment charging him with possession of more than 50 grams of methamphetamine with intent to distribu... More...
   $0 (01-10-2018 - NM)

State of Oklahoma v. Darris Parker Craig County Courthouse - Vinita, Oklahoma

Vinita, OK - Drunk Driver Sentenced to Twenty Years In Prison For Second-Degree Murder

The State of Oklahoma charged Darris Parker, age 30, with second-degree murder for driving while drunk the wrong way of Oklahoma Highway 82 and running into a semi tractor-trailer rig and killing his passenger.

1. MURDER, SECOND DEGREE (FELONY)

2. POSSESSION OF CDS METHAMPHETAMI... More...
   $0 (01-09-2018 - OK)

Christopher Daniel Robinson v. The State of Texas Fourteenth Court of Appeals - Texas Courts

While patrolling Interstate 10, Deputy Jose Quintanilla of the Harris County Sheriff’s Department observed a maroon Mazda 3 with Kentucky license plates veer unsafely out of its lane several times. He signaled the car’s driver to pull over. When the driver rolled down the car window, Quintanilla smelled marijuana. Quintanilla previously had observed that, in addition to the driver, there was a ... More...   $0 (01-09-2018 - TX)

Codie Adolphus Gamboa v. The State of Texas Texas First District Court of Appeals

In March 2017, the State moved to revoke Gamboa’s community supervision,
alleging that he failed to comply with the following conditions:
 Commit no offense against the laws of this or any other State of the United States;
 Pay a supervision fee of $60 per month;
 Pay court costs of $50 per month; and
 Pay laboratory fees of $5 per month. More...
   $0 (01-09-2018 - TX)

STATE OF NEW MEXICO v. GAVINO LUNA COURT OF APPEALS OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO

Defendant’s convictions stem from events that occurred the afternoon of May
16 3, 2013, when Defendant was looking after J.C. (Child), a nine-year-old boy, and
17 Child’s twelve-year-old sister because Child’s mother was hospitalized. Defendant
18 lived with Child’s grandmother. According to Child, Defendant showed Child “ugly”
19 movies that showed photographs of women “showing th... More...
   $0 (01-09-2018 - NM)

United States of America v. William Turton and Mathew Lederer Montana District Federal Courthouse - Great Falls, Montana

Great Falls, MT - Great Falls Felons Sentenced for Gun Possession

William Turton, age 49, of Great Falls was sentenced to 18 months in prison, three years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment, and 40-year old Mathew Lederer of Great Falls was sentenced to 24 months in prison, three years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. U.S. District Judge Brian M. Mo... More...
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United States of America v. Timothy Keith Igou District of Alaska Federal Courthouse - Anchorage, Alaska

Anchorage, AK - Truck Thief Sentenced for Possession of Unlawful Weapon

Timothy Keith Igou, 31, of Anchorage, was sentenced on January 8, 2017 by U.S. District Judge Timothy M. Burgess to 37 months in prison, for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

On Dec. 9, 2016, Alaska State Troopers (“AST”) attempted to stop Igou while he was driving a stolen Ford F-250 pickup truck in ... More...
   $0 (01-09-2018 - AK)

United States of America v. Deandre Cook Southern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Diego, California

San Diego, CA - Final Defendants in Gang-Affiliated Drug Trafficking Conspiracy Sentenced to Decades in Prison; Sentencings Bring an End to the Successful Conviction of all 25 Charged Defendants

Deandre Cook today became the last of 25 gang members and associates to be sentenced as part of a prolific gun and drug trafficking operation that sold large quantities of methamphetamine and her... More...
   $0 (01-09-2018 - CA)

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