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Gloria Bustillos v. El Paso County Hospital District, et al. Western District of Texas Federal Courthouse - El Paso, Texas

This case stems from a series of increasingly intrusive body searches performed by state medical staff during a border stop in El Paso, Texas. The district court dismissed Appellant’s claims based on qualified immunity, failure to allege a valid claim for county liability under § 1983, and failure to meet Texas state tort standards. We affirm.
BACKGROUND
I. The Search and Seizure
Appel... More...
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United States of America v. John Devere Battle Federal Courthouse - Greenville, North Carolina

Greenville, NC - Federal Jury Convicts Man of String of Violent Convenience Store Robberies in the Triangle

John Devere Battle, 25, of Durham, was convicted in a four-day jury trial before Senior United States District Judge Malcolm J. Howard. The jury found BATTLE guilty of 12 counts including Conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act Robbery, Interference with commerce by robbery and aiding and ... More...
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United States of America v. Kendrick Brinkley Western District of North Carolina Courthouse - Charlotte, North Carolina

Charlotte, NC - Charlotte Man Sentenced To Seven Years On Gun And Drug Charges

Kendrick Brinkley, 29, of Charlotte, was sentenced to 84 months in prison and three years of supervised release on drug and gun charges.

Wayne Dixie Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Charlotte Field Division and Chief Kerr Putney of the Char... More...
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United States of America v. Billy Ray Dickerson, Jr. Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals Click Here To Find A Lawyer 888-354-4529

Greensboro, NC - Defendant Sentenced For Firearm Possession In Road Rage Incident

Billy Ray Dickerson, Jr. was sentenced to 92 months confinement on May 15, 2018, by the Honorable Judge Thomas D. Schroeder for felon in possession of a firearm.

According to court documents, Dickerson, age 46, of Butner, North Carolina, was driving a plumbing van in Durham on April 4, 2017, when he... More...
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United States of America v. James David Morris, Jr. and Cody Reed Godfrey Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals Click Here To Find A Lawyer 888-354-4529

Beckley, WV - Local Men Plead Guilty in Federal Court

James David Morris Jr., 39, of Beckley, pled guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. Morris admitted that on October 14, 2017, he was riding a motorcycle in Harper Heights when he was stopped by a Raleigh County Sheriff’s Deputy, who found that Morris had a revolver in the waistband of his pants. The firearm was stolen. ... More...
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Timothy Jones vs State of Florida

Timothy Jones appeals his convictions for possession of cocaine and paraphernalia. We reject his argument that the trial court erred in denying a motion to suppress. However, because Jones was found incompetent to proceed a year and a half before his trial, and the record does not contain a subsequent order finding him competent.... More...   $0 (05-23-2018 - FL)

United States of America v. Kahlil Shelton Western District of Pennsylvania Courthouse - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, PA - Federal Jury Convicts Two Former Allegheny County Men on All Charges Related to Armed Robbery Spree and Shooting

After deliberating less than one-half hour, a federal jury found Kahlil Shelton guilty of five counts of violating federal narcotics, robbery, and firearm laws and Deron Howell guilty of eight counts of violating federal narcotics, robbery, and firearm laws.More...
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United States of America v. Derek Pelker Middle District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, PA - Wernersville Man Convicted Of Bank Robberies In York, Lebanon, And Berks Counties

Derek Pelker, age 28, of Wernersville, Pennsylvania, was convicted on May 18, 2018, by a jury on four counts of armed bank robbery, four counts of conspiracy to commit armed bank robbery, two counts of brandishing a firearm in relation to a crime of violence; and, two counts of possession of... More...
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United States of America v. Alexander Ciccolo, a/k/a, "Ali Al Amriki" District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, MA - Massachusetts Man Pleads Guilty to Terrorism Charges

Alexander Ciccolo, aka, Ali Al Amriki, 25, of Adams, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty today in connection with a plot to engage in terrorist activity inspired by and in the name of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS or ISIL), a designated foreign terrorist organization. Ciccolo pleaded guilty to one count of attempti... More...
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Nathan Chaleunsak v. State of Tennessee

The Petitioner and a co-defendant forced their way in to the residence of the victim, Mr. Eric Torres, and robbed him at gunpoint. Mr. Torres later identified the Petitioner in a photographic lineup. After leaving Mr. Torres’ residence, the Petitioner and the co-defendant went next door to Amkha Vetvong’s residence. The Petitioner and
the co-defendant attempted to force open the front door, ... More...
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Frederick Wendell Thomas v. State of Tennessee

The Shelby County Grand Jury charged the petitioner with one count each of first degree premeditated murder and employing a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony. Following a jury trial, the petitioner was convicted as charged of first degree murder. The trial court imposed a sentence of life imprisonment and dismissed the firearm charge. This court affirmed the conviction and sen... More...   $0 (05-22-2018 - TN)

William Boatwright v. State of Tennessee COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS OF TENNESSEE

This case arises from the Petitioner’s participation in a home invasion of an apartment in which numerous people were present. See State v. William Ray Boatwright, No. E2012-00688-CCA-R3-CD, 2013 WL 775787 (Tenn. Crim. App. Feb. 28, 2013), perm. app. denied (Tenn. June 12, 2013). After the trial, the trial court merged the aggravated assault convictions with the especially aggravated robbery co... More...   $0 (05-22-2018 - TN)

COMMONWEALTH vs. TYRIEK BROWN Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

The primary issue presented in this appeal is
whether the Commonwealth is required to prove a defendant knows
that a firearm in his or her possession is loaded in order to be
convicted of unlawful possession of a loaded firearm under G. L.

After police officers discovered a loaded firearm in the
rear console of a vehicle driven by the defendant, he was
charged ... More...
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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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United States of America v. Bryan Kelly District of Connecticut Federal Courthouse - New Haven, Connecticut

New Haven, CT - Former Hamden Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Steroid Distribution Charge

Bryan Kelly, 46, of East Haven, waived his right to be indicted and pleaded guilty May 21, 2018 before U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in Bridgeport to one count of possession with intent to distribute anabolic steroids.

According to court documents and statements made in court, in Dece... More...
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United States of America v. Fernando Clarke Eastern District of New York Federal Courthouse - Central Islip, New York

New York, NY - Former New York City Correction Department Investigator Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Transporting, Receiving and Possessing Child Pornography

On May 18, 2018, an investigator with the New York City Correction Department was sentenced to 120 months in prison at the federal courthouse in Central Islip, New York following his March 5 jury trial conviction on seven count... More...
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State of Ohio v. Tyrik M. McDonald-Glasco

By indictment filed October 13, 2016, plaintiff-appellee, State of Ohio, charged McDonald-Glasco with one count of murder in violation of R.C. 2903.02, an unspecified felony; one count of felony murder in violation of R.C. 2903.02, an unspecified felony; and one count of intimidation of a witness in a criminal case in violation of R.C. 2921.04, a third-degree felony. Both murder charges carried a... More...   $0 (05-21-2018 - OH)

State of Ohio v. Shaunell D. McKnight

On March 17, 2017, a Franklin County Grand Jury indicted appellant in case No. 17CR-1565 on five separate counts related to appellant's alleged possession and trafficking of various drugs on July 12, 2016. The counts included: trafficking in heroin, in violation of R.C. 2925.03; possession of heroin, in violation of R.C. 2925.11; trafficking in cocaine, in violation of R.C. 2925.03; possession of... More...   $0 (05-21-2018 - OH)

State of Ohio v. Shaniece M. Cox

On January 16, 2015, a Franklin County Grand Jury charged Cox and a codefendant, Kareem Jones, with possession of heroin and tampering with evidence. (Jan. 16, 2015 Indictment.) The indictment included a one-year firearm specification for the possession charge. Id. {¶ 3} The defense filed motions to suppress on December 1, 2015 and May 19, 2017 seeking exclusion of statements made by Cox to pol... More...   $0 (05-21-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. CHARLES D. COLEMAN

In May of 2016, R.M. wanted to trade food stamps for heroin, so a female
acquaintance connected him to an individual who was willing to facilitate an exchange. Mr.
Coleman and two others (“Terrance” and “Anthony”) arrived at R.M.’s residence and forced him
go with them to a nearby Save-a-Lot store while they used his food stamp card. The men all
traveled to the store together... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. DOUGLAS C. SHINE, JR.

Appellant Douglas C. Shine, Jr. (“appellant”) appeals from his convictions for
multiple counts of aggravated murder, murder, felonious assault, and other offenses in
connection with four shootings. Appellant assigns 21 errors for our review.1 Having reviewed
the record and pertinent law, we affirm the decision of the trial court. The apposite facts follow.
{¶2} Following a s... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. THIOTIS GREENE Ohio Court of Appeals

Following a traffic stop on January 8, 2016, appellant was arrested for driving
without a driver’s license. During an inventory search of the vehicle, officers recovered
marijuana and a substance they suspected to be crack cocaine.
{¶3} Appellant made an initial appearance via video conference on January 12, 2016.
The trial court declared appellant to be indigent and assigned... 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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United States of America v. Horace M. Rutledge Southern District of Mississippi Federal Courthouse - Gulfport, Mississippi

Gulfport, MS - Georgia Man Pleads Guilty to Illegally Possessing a Firearm

Horace M. Rutledge, Jr., 44, of Atlanta, Georgia, entered a guilty plea on May 17, 2018 before U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola, Jr. to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst.

Rutledge admitted he brought a .50 caliber rifle, a multi-caliber rifle with two 30-roun... More...
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State of Ohio v. Devantee Osley

On October 20, 2016, the Lucas County Grand Jury indicted appellant on
one count of murder in violation of R.C. 2903.02(A), and, in the alternative, one count of
murder in violation of R.C. 2903.02(B), both with firearm specifications under R.C.
2941.145. The charges were based on an incident wherein appellant agreed to meet and
fight the victim. After the parties arrived, ap... More...
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