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Jeremy William Amero v. The State of Texas One in custody after standoff in Bushland

Appellant’s charges arose from an altercation appellant had with his girlfriend.
Evidence showed appellant was driving his vehicle, closely following his girlfriend, who
was riding in a car with another woman. During these events, he exhibited a shotgun and
pointed the gun at another driver who attempted to intervene. When police stopped
appellant, officers found a loaded pu... More...
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United States of America v. Willie Howard Ferguson Southern District of Alabama Federal Courthouse - Mobile, Alabama

Mobile, AL - Shotgun Tirate Results in 33 Months in Prison

United States District Court Judge William H. Steele sentenced Willie Howard Ferguson on December 28, 2017 to 33 months in prison, for violation of 18 USC § 922(g)(1), Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person.

On May 25, 2017, deputies from the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to Edmond Marchand Road ... More...
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Late one evening, Mr. Guice ignored a police officer’s signal to stop his car and
led the officer on a brief car chase. At the time, Mr. Guice was the subject of a BOLO (“be on
the lookout”) because he had threatened his ex-girlfriend several hours earlier. The chase ended
when Mr. Guice, having driven to the duplex community where his ex-girlfriend was staying,
crashed his c... More...
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George L. Mullin v. The State of Texas Criminal mischief, burglary of a building, and two counts of theft of copper.

Appellant was charged by indictment with criminal mischief, burglary of a building, and two counts of theft of copper. He pleaded “not guilty,” and the matter proceeded to a bench trial. At trial, the evidence showed that a break-in occurred at the clubhouse of the Pines Gun Club in Lufkin. A television was stolen from the clubhouse. Copper cables were removed from one of the target machines ... More...   $0 (12-29-2017 - TX)

Kristen Westfall Maddox v. The State of Texas Jury finds Tyler County woman guilty in double-murder case

Deputy Tony Reynolds of the Tyler County Sheriff’s Office testified that on
January 18, 2014, he responded to a call about shots being fired at Mount Carmel
Baptist Church. On arriving, Reynolds found a deceased male and female. Reynolds
testified that he recognized the male as Nathan Maddox, and he knew that Nathan
had been in a prior altercation with Paul and Letha Westfall (... More...
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Pramod Flander v. The State of Texas Fifth Court of Appeals, Dallas, Texas

Appellant was originally charged by indictment with aggravated assault with a deadly
weapon against a member of his family in violation of TEX. PENAL CODE ANN. § 22.02.
Appellant entered a plea of nolo contendere, waived his right to a jury, and was tried before the
trial court. The trial court found the evidence “substantiated [appellant’s] guilt.” A finding of
guilt was defer... More...
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United States of America v. Matthew Elliott Shashy Middle District of Alabama Federal Courthouse - Montgomery, Alabama

Montgomery, AL Montgomery Man Sentenced for Shooting at Maxwell Air Force Base

Matthew Elliott Shashy, 29, of Montgomery, Alabama was sentenced December 14, 2017 to 4 years of probation for discharging a firearm outside of Maxwell Air Force Base.

The sentence comes after an August 2017 trial where a federal jury found him guilty on charges of impeding, intimidating, and in... More...
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STATE OF LOUISIANA V. CODY R. BROWN Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal

On December 5, 2014, the Jefferson Parish District Attorney filed a bill of
information charging defendant with one count of possession of heroin with the
intent to distribute in violation of La. R.S. § 40:966(A) and a second count of
possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute in violation of La. R.S. §
40:967(A).1 Defendant was arraigned on February 19, 2015, and ple... More...
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United States of America v. Jean Oscar, a/ki/a ZB, Hypico Beaulieu, a/k/a Pico, a/k/a Dred Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals - Elbert P. Tuttle Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

Defendant Hypico Beaulieu appeals his six criminal convictions and his sentence, all related to drug trafficking and the illegal possession of firearms. Co-defendant Jean Oscar appeals his two convictions for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm on two different dates. Their appeals present five issues, implicating the lengthy investigation that led to their arrests and their joint c... More...   $0 (12-22-2017 - FL)

United States of America v. Robert David Lund District of Montana Federal Courthouse - Billings, Montana

Billings, MT - Utah Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Drug Offenses

Robert David Lund, a 53-year old resident of Salt Lake City, Utah, was sentenced December 14, 2017 to 120 months in prison and five years of supervised release after pleading guilty to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and to distribute methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute metha... More...
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Arlin Walbert Barrientos v. The State of Texas

On January 4, 2014, Nicholas Perez and another unnamed individual
celebrated their respective birthdays by having a house party on Nyoka Street, a
street with a mixture of industrial properties, businesses, and residences in northwest
Houston. The party was well attended, with people socializing, drinking, and
smoking both inside of the house and in the front yard, which was s... More...
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Kenyara Omar Hightower v. The State of Texas Court of Appeals Ninth District of Texas at Beaumont

Officer Dawn Leggett with the Conroe Police Department testified that she
was on patrol on March 22, 2015, when she was dispatched to an apartment complex
“in reference to a disturbance with weapons.” According to Officer Leggett, dispatch
gave a description of a man reportedly threatening to shoot the complainant’s
boyfriend, and Officer Leggett saw a man matching the descript... More...
   $0 (12-14-2017 - TX)

Thomas Milton Buchanan, Jr., a/k/a Milton Buchanan v. The State of Texas Rockford woman killed in Texas; suspect arrested

Because Buchanan does not challenge the sufficiency of the evidence, we discuss only
those facts relevant to the resolution of the evidentiary issue advanced on appeal. Buchanan was
living with his seventy-one-year-old mother, Susie Maloney, a retired engineer and nuclear
1 Pursuant to its docket equalization authority, the Supreme C... More...
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United States of America v. Douglas Kelly, a/k/a "Killer" Middle District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Scranton, Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, PA - York Gang Member Sentenced To Life In Prison

A member of a gang that has operated for a decade or more in the City of York was sentenced to life in prison for racketeering and drug distribution conspiracies.

According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, U.S. District Court Judge Yvette Kane imposed a sentence of life in prison on Douglas Kelly, a/k/a “Kille... More...
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Harold Dewayne Ferguson v. The State of Texas 100 mph chase yields life sentence for habitual offender

In his first issue, Ferguson argues the trial court’s failure to hold a hearing
on his motion for new trial was reversible error. As his sole ground for relief in
his motion for new trial, Ferguson alleged that his trial attorney “did not call
character witnesses on [his] behalf at the punishment trial in this case.”
Ferguson supported this allegation with his affidavit, in w... More...
   $0 (12-09-2017 - TX)

United States of America v. Igor Yasinov District of Maryland Federal Courthouse - Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Man Sentenced To 17 Years In Federal Prison For Robbery - Also Committed a Kidnapping and Brandished a Gun

United States District Judge Ellen L. Hollander sentenced Igor Yasinov, age 28, of Baltimore, Maryland to 17 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for armed robbery. Judge Hollander also ordered Yasinov pay $500,000 in restitution.<... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. LANCE A. PARKER Opiates,Opium or Narcotic Drugs;Possession;1st Off Aggravated Battery State,County or City LEO

On September 4, 2014, the State charged Parker with possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia, and two counts of battery against a LEO. Both battery against a LEO charges stemmed from alleged physical contact Parker caused with two Hugoton, Kansas, police officers—Chief of Police Courtney Leslie and Officer Perry Crane—while they attempted to ex... More...   $0 (12-08-2017 - KS)

United States of America v. Darryl Jackson Western District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Grand Rapids, Michigan

Guns have the potential to make a bad
situation worse. In light of that reality, the United States Sentencing Guidelines (“U.S.S.G.” or
“Guidelines”) prescribe harsher penalties for defendants who have “used or possessed any
No. 16-2415 United States v. Jackson Page 2
firearm or ammunition in connection with another felony offense.” U.S.S.G. § 2K2.1(b)(6)(B).
This case pr... More...
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On August 3, 2012, Langston and Tony Browning were driving side-by-side on 59th Street towards Leavenworth Road in Wyandotte County. Browning was driving his white SUV with his four-year-old son as a passenger; Langston was driving his blue pickup truck accompanied by his fiancée. Near the entrance to a high school, the left lane of 59th Street—Browning's lane—became a left-turn only lane. Brownin... More...   $0 (12-02-2017 - KS)

United States of America v. James Keith Beirle District of Wyoming Federal Courthouse - Cheyenne, Wyoming

In February 2014, James Keith Beierle was convicted of being a felon in
possession of a firearm, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1). At his first sentencing
hearing, the district court reviewed Beierle’s criminal history from the 1980s, which
included state felony convictions for burglary, robbery, and possession of a weapon
by a prisoner. The court determined that these three c... More...
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United States of America v. Brian Kevin Sigmon Southern District of West Virginia Federal Courthouse - Charleston, West Virginia

Charleston, WV - Logan County man sentenced to federal prison for gun crime

A Logan County man who possessed a sawed-off shotgun in October 2016 was sentenced on November 29, 2017 to two years and three months in federal prison. Brian Kevin Sigmon, II, 34, of Henlawson, previously pled guilty to possession of an unregistered firearm.

On October 22, 2016, Sigmon possessed a shotgu... More...
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Calvin Dean Cole v. The State of Texas Sex Offender

In one issue, Cole contends the trial court erred in denying Cole’s motion to
suppress. Specifically, Cole asserts that the warrantless search of Cole’s pickup was
unreasonable; thus, the shotgun seized was inadmissible and should have been
suppressed.1 The State argued at trial, as it does on appeal, that the search was justified
as a protective sweep for weapons based on th... More...
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Ebeneser Benny Morones v. The State of Texas Houston Tango Blast prison gang member sentenced to life after violent local pursuit

Officer Robert Rodriguez, who formerly worked for the Woodbranch Police
Department, testified that he observed a white Cadillac traveling at a high rate of
speed on the highway. Rodriguez activated his patrol vehicle’s lights and siren and
began following the vehicle. Rodriguez realized that the driver was attempting to get
away, and Rodriguez called dispatch and provided the v... More...
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UUNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. ERNEST MILTON GLOVER, ALSO KNOWN AS FISH United States Court of Appeals FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CIRCUIT, E. Barrett Prettyman U.S. Courthouse and William B. Bryant Annex

Ernest Milton Glover and Helery Price here appeal the denial of their petitions to vacate their convictions under 28 U.S.C. § 2255. Appellants were convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute one kilogram or more of phencyclidine, commonly known as “PCP,” 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(A)(iv), & 846, and were sentenced to the applicable statutory mandatory mini... More...   $0 (11-26-2017 - DC)

United States of America v. Pedro Quintero-Enriques, a/k/a Miguel Angel Quintero Southern District of Alabama Federal Courthouse - Mobile, Alabama

Mobile, AL - Illegal Alien Sentenced to 108 Months for Illegal Reentry and Gun Violation

United States District Judge William H. Steele sentenced Pedro Quintero-Enriques, a.k.a. Miguel Angel Quintero, 37, from Michoacán, Mexico, to 108 months imprisonment for illegal reentry into the United States and for being a felon in possession of firearms. The judge ordered that Quintero-Enriques p... More...
   $0 (11-25-2017 - AL)

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