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State of Tennessee v. Thomas Paul Odum Guilty, Sentencing begins in murder trial

On July 4, 2014, Tyler Womack, the victim, walked from the home he shared with his grandmother, Vicky Lee Womack, to a home across the street to borrow an air compressor from his neighbor, Art Ingram. When the victim did not return promptly and failed to respond to several text messages from Ms. Womack, she walked over to the Ingram property to look for her grandson. She found the victim lying d... More...   $0 (11-20-2017 - TN)

Barry C. Garcia v. State of North Dakota ND Supreme Court upholds Barry Garcia sentence

On the evening of November 15, 1995, sixteen-year-old Barry Garcia drove around Fargo-Moorhead with three teenage members of the Skyline Piru Bloods street gang. The teens carried with them a sawed-off shotgun owned by the gang and 10 to 15 shotgun shells. While driving in a West Fargo residential area around 10 p.m., Garcia asked the driver to stop, after which he and another young man exited the... More...   $0 (11-19-2017 - ND)


{¶2} On May 28, 2015, appellant was indicted by the Portage County Grand Jury
on one count of Discharge of a Firearm on or Near a Prohibited Premises, a third-degree
felony, in violation of R.C. 2923.162(A)(3). The indictment alleged appellant discharged
a firearm “upon or over a public road or highway, and the violation created a substantial
risk of physical harm to any perso... More...
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United States of America v. Alan William Weber District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM - Clovis Man Pleads Guilty to Violating Federal Firearms Laws by Possessing Unregistered Sawed-Off Shotgun

Alan William Weber, 37, of Clovis, N.M., entered a guilty plea November 17, 2017 in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to violating the federal firearms laws by possessing an unregistered sawed-off shotgun.

Weber was arrested on Feb. 23, 2017, on a criminal ... More...
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United States of America v. Rick Kesterson Southern District of Ohio Federal Courthouse - Columbus, Ohio

Columbus, OH - Athens County Man Convicted for Killing Migratory Bird

Rick Kesterson, 37, of Glouster, Ohio was sentenced in U.S. District Court for unlawfully killing an Osprey in violation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, it is unlawful to kill any migratory bird except as allowed by regulation.

According to court documents, Kesterson was o... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. LUCIO SALVADOR HERNANDEZ United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

On January 20, 2011, Hernandez and his wife drove to Arizona from California to transfer the title on his car. While in Arizona, Hernandez went with his stepfather to a gun show, where Hernandez purchased five guns from a federal firearm licensee: two Glock Model 19 9mm pistols, two Jimenez Arms Model J.A. 380 .380 caliber pistols, and one Hi-Point Model C9 9mm pistol. This is a purchase he could ... More...   $0 (11-15-2017 - CA)

United States of America v. Kenroy Lloyd Benford Western District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

A jury convicted Kenroy Benford of being a felon in possession of a firearm in
violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1) based on his constructive possession of a loaded
pistol that police seized from an apartment bedroom he shared with his girlfriend.
On appeal, Benford argues the district court erred in three ways: (1) it abused its
discretion by admitting evidence under Federal Rule of... More...
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Appellants were convicted in a jury trial that took place between February 11, 2008, and March 13, 2008. In addition to Price, also known as “Brother,” and Glover, also known as “Fish” or “Ernie,” targets of the investigation leading to this prosecution included Anthony “Applejack” or “Ap” Suggs, James Parker, Glendale Lee, Ernest Glover’s brother Lonnell Glover, and Ernest Glover’s relative Corn... More...   $0 (11-13-2017 - DC)

United States of America v. Brad Jason Long Southern District of Alabama Federal Courthouse - Mobile, Alabama

Mobile, AL - Mobile Man Sentenced on Felon in Possession of Firearm Charges

Brad Jason Long of Mobile County, Alabama was sentenced in federal court on November 7, 2017 to 180 months imprisonment based on his guilty plea to the crime of being a felon in possession of a firearm and being found to be a career criminal, subject to 18 U.S.C. 924(e).

On or about January 3, 2017, in ... More...
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United States of America v. William Kent Ross District of Montana Federal Courthouse - Helena, Montana

Helena, MT - Whitehall Felon Sentenced for Gun Possession

William Kent Ross of Whitehall, age 67, was sentenced to 15 months in prison, three years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. U.S. District Judge Charles C. Lovell presided over the hearing.

In August 2016, Ross possessed six firearms at his Whitehall, Montana residence. Local law enforcement notifie... More...
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United States of America v. Brandon Davide Wilkerson Western District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - Jefferson City, Missouri

Jefferson City, MO - Man Pleads Guilty to Illegal Firearm Stolen During Home Burglaries

A Jefferson City, Mo., man pleaded guilty in federal court on November 7, 2017 to illegally possessing a firearm that he stole during a series of home burglaries.

Brandon Davide Wilkerson, 22, of Jefferson City, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Willie J. Epps, Jr., to being an unlaw... More...
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Phillip Alexander McWilliams v. State of Tennessee Tennessee Supreme Court

Petitioner was indicted by a Sevier County grand jury for aggravated domestic assault, reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon, and possession of drug paraphernalia. The State alleged that Petitioner pointed a firearm at the victim and discharged the firearm in another direction while Petitioner, the victim, and a child were
inside the house. On April 28, 2014, Pet... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Kevin E. Trent Tennessee Supreme Court

While driving his three-quarter-ton pick-up truck on May 3, 2012, Kevin E. Trent (“the Defendant”), struck a vehicle being driven by the victim, Karen Freeman. Ms. Freeman eventually died from the injuries she sustained in the collision. In January 2015, the Defendant pled guilty to one count of vehicular homicide resulting from the fact that he was intoxicated at the time of the collision, a Cl... More...   $0 (11-07-2017 - TN)

United States of America v. Matthew J. Higgins-Vogt Central District of Illinois Federal Courthouse - Springfield, Illinois

Springfield, IL - Decatur Man Pleads Guilty to Hobbs Act Robbery, Conspiracy, and Firearms Charges

Matthew J. Higgins-Vogt, 25, of Decatur, Ill., who pled guilty on October 30, 2017 to his role in the April 2015, armed robbery of the Circle K convenience store and murder of 19-year-old Paige Mars, also of Decatur.

In court, Higgins-Vogt admitted that on April 3, 2015, he and Kelt... More...
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COMMONWEALTH vs. SHANE MOFFAT Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

On October 11, 2001, a Superior Court jury
convicted the defendant of murder in the first degree on theories of deliberate premeditation and felony-murder in the
shooting death of Malcolm Howard on May 13, 1999. Since that
time, the defendant repeatedly has sought postconviction relief,
while his direct appeal to this court has been stayed.
Shortly after his conviction,... More...
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Defendant-appellant Andre Buck appeals the judgment of the
Hamilton County Common Pleas Court convicting him, after a jury trial, of the
kidnapping of Tyrell George.
{¶2} Buck was indicted for kidnapping, with firearm specifications, and for
having a weapon while under a disability. Three codefendants, Anthony Barrow,
Timothy Watson, and Lonnie Rucker, were also indicted ... More...
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Danny J. Howe v. State of Indiana COURT OF APPEALS OF INDIANA

Howe dated Jenifer Pickett off and on between December 2014 and April 2015.
Thereafter, the two remained friends, corresponding online and occasionally
spending time together. Howe continued to express interest in their friendship
developing into a romantic relationship, but Pickett was not interested. During
the summer of 2015, Howe began showing up at Pickett’s house at un... More...
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Antony Lee Turbeville v. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals - Elbert P. Tuttle Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

Before us is the District Court’s dismissal of Antony Turbeville’s complaint
against the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) and its denial of
Turbeville’s motion to remand the case to Florida state court. We affirm both.
The Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Exchange Act”) provides that
persons who wish to use any instrumentality of interstate commerce ... More...
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Marla Gwen Hogue v. Jerry Dean Hogue

Plaintiff Marla Gwen Hogue sought a restraining order under the Domestic
Violence Prevention Act (Fam. Code, § 6200 et seq.) against her estranged husband,
defendant Jerry Dean Hogue, in February 2016 after moving back to California from
Georgia. In April 2016, defendant made a special appearance through counsel to move to
quash the action for lack of personal jurisdiction.1 ... More...
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United States of America v. Victoria Lynn Buckinghorse District of Arizona Federal Courthouse - Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix, AZ - Whippoorwill and Pinon Duo Sentenced to Lengthy Prison Terms for Assault, Carjacking, and Firearms Offenses

Victoria Lynn Buckinghorse, 25, of Whippoorwill, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge John J. Tuchi to 198 months’ imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release. Buckinghorse had previously pleaded guilty to discharging a firearm during a crime of... More...
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United States of America v. Seth Alan Powers Northern District of Ohio Courthouse - Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland, OH - Ravenna man convicted of domestic violence indicted for having eight firearms and 1,300 rounds of ammunition

A Ravenna man previously convicted of domestic violence was indicted for having eight firearms and and more than 1,300 rounds of ammunition.

Seth Alan Powers, 31, was indicted by a federal grand jury on one count of unlawful possession of firearms and ammun... More...
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Darrell Frederick v. Vince Motsinger Eighth Circuit Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

Police officers called to a convenience store in Rogers, Arkansas, confronted
Fallon Frederick, holding a four-inch folding knife and erratically pacing back and
forth in a corner near two restrooms. Frederick refused to comply with Sergeant Scott
Clifton’s repeated commands to drop the knife. Officer Nick Torkelson discharged
his taser but Frederick blocked one probe with her purs... More...
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United States of America v. Robert William Green Northern District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Tallahassee, Florida

In light of this Court’s en banc decision in United States v. Vail-Bailon, 868 F.3d 1293 (11th Cir. 2017), we hereby vacate our prior panel opinion, published at 842 F.3d 1299, and substitute it with the following opinion, which has been revised only in Section II.D. Accordingly, Defendant’s motion for panel rehearing is denied as moot.
A jury convicted defendant Robert Green of being a felon ... More...
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United States of America v. Nikolaus Allen Harms Federal Courthouse - Portland, Oregon

Portland, OR - Gresham Man Sentenced to 96 Months in Federal Prison for Illegal Firearm Possession

United States District Court Judge Marco A. Hernandez sentenced Nicolas Allen Harms, 26, of Gresham, to 96 months in federal prison followed by 3 years of supervised release. Harms had previously pleaded guilty to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm in violation of 18 U.S.C... More...
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United States of America v. Timothy Andrew Wofford Federal Courthouse - Columbia, South Carolina

Columbia, SC - Spartanburg Man Enters Guilty Plea in Federal Court on Firearms Charges

Timothy Andrew Wofford, age 39, of Campobello, pled guilty in federal court in Greenville to felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. United States District Timothy M. Cain accepted the plea and will impose sentence after United States Probation prepares a pre-sentence report. Wofford, based on... More...
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