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State of Georgia v. James Gobert

LaFayette, GA - Man Convicted Of Murder and Aggravated Assault

The State of Georgia charged Micheal James Gobert with malice murder, felony murder, four counts of aggravated assult, and four counts of possession of a firearm or knife during the commission of a crime for shooting and killing Johnny Montgomery and wounding Edrius Putnam during a confrontation outside the Defendant's home du... More...
   $0 (05-28-2016 - GA)

United States of America v. Darius Andre "Arnie" Holmes

Savannah Drug Dealer Convicted Of Trafficking Heroin and Possessing Firearms

SAVANNAH, GA: Darius Andre “Arnie” Holmes, 41, of Savannah, Georgia, was convicted yesterday by a federal jury after a two-day trial before U.S. District Court Judge William T. Moore, Jr. for distributing heroin and possessing firearms as a felon on August 18, 2015.

According to the evidence presented du... More...
   $0 (03-09-2016 - GA)

REGENT v. THE STATE

According to testimony, in 2008, Regent, in a fit of rage, punched Margaret Fisher repeatedly, got a knife from the kitchen, and while she was lying on the floor, cut her throat twice, in quick succession. After Regent pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and aggravated battery, the judge sentenced him to 20 years for the aggravated assault count, 12 of which would be served in prison and the rem... More...   $0 (03-26-2016 - GA)

United States of America v. Darius Andre "Arnie" Holmes

Savannah, GA - Savannah Drug Dealer Convicted Of Trafficking Heroin and Possessing Firearms

Darius Andre “Arnie” Holmes, 41, of Savannah, Georgia, was convicted by a federal jury after a two-day trial before U.S. District Court Judge William T. Moore, Jr. for distributing heroin and possessing firearms as a felon on August 18, 2015.

According to the evidence presented during at t... More...
   $0 (03-09-2016 - GA)

COLLYMORE v. THE STATE OF GEORGIA

Following a jury trial, Fernando Collymore was found guilty of the felony
murder of Rosita Gates as well as the theft by taking of Gates’s vehicle.1
Collymore now appeals, contending that the trial court: (1) gave the jury an
improper charge on the concept of “accident;” (2) improperly sentenced him to
a felony rather than a misdemeanor for theft by taking; and (3) improperly
a... More...
   $0 (01-28-2016 - GA)

GATES v. THE STATE OF GEORGIA

Following a jury trial, Lamar Gates was found guilty of malice murder and
various other crimes in connection with the shooting death of Anthony Wilson.1
On appeal, Gates contends, primarily, that the trial court erred in allowing
1 On February 28, 2013, Gates was indicted on one count of malice murder, two counts of felony murder (predicated on aggravated assault and possession of a fi... More...
   $0 (01-28-2016 - GA)

WELCH v. THE STATE OF GEORGIA

Appellant Kevin Welch was convicted of malice murder in connection
with the shooting death of Alex Howard.1 He appeals, asserting, inter alia, the
trial court erred in refusing to strike two jurors for cause. Although we find the
enumerated errors to be without merit, we find error with regard to the sentence.
Accordingly, we must vacate and remand to the trial court for resente... More...
   $0 (01-28-2016 - GA)

SIMPSON v. THE STATE OF GEORGIA

Joshua Samuel Simpson was tried by a Walker County jury and convicted
of murder and aggravated assault, both in connection with the killing of Michael
Wyscaver. Simpson appeals, contending that the evidence is legally insufficient
to sustain his convictions, that the trial court erred both when it admitted certain
photographs of the victim and when it charged the jury, and that he ... More...
   $0 (01-28-2016 - GA)

THE STATE OF GEORGIA v. RANDLE

Appellee Blake Randle is a registered sex offender who seeks release from
the sex offender registration requirements prescribed at OCGA § 42-1-12. In
this case, we granted the State’s petition for certiorari to consider one of the
criteria for eligibility for removal from the sex offender registry, namely, the
requirement that the offense that resulted in the offender’s inclusion... More...
   $0 (01-28-2016 - GA)

TARIG SMITH v. THE STATE OF GEORGIA

Tariq Smith was tried by a Fulton County jury and convicted of murder
and several other crimes in connection with the fatal shooting of Emmanuel
Opoku-Afari. Smith appeals, contending that the trial court erred when it
removed one of the jurors after the evidence was closed. We find no merit in
that contention, but we note that the trial court erred when it failed to sentence
S... More...
   $0 (01-25-2016 - GA)

SMITH v. THE STATE OF GEORGIA

Tariq Smith was tried by a Fulton County jury and convicted of murder
and several other crimes in connection with the fatal shooting of Emmanuel
Opoku-Afari. Smith appeals, contending that the trial court erred when it
removed one of the jurors after the evidence was closed. We find no merit in
that contention, but we note that the trial court erred when it failed to sentence
S... More...
   $0 (01-20-2016 - GA)

ADAMS v. THE STATE OF GEORGIA

Appellant Carl Ray Adams was convicted of malice murder in connection
with the shooting death of his roommate, Randall Johnson, and was sentenced
to life imprisonment. Adams now appeals his conviction on the grounds that the
evidence was insufficient and that trial counsel was ineffective. Finding no
error, we affirm. Viewed in a light most favorable to the jury’s verdicts, the ... More...
   $0 (01-19-2016 - GA)

United States of America v. Robert C. Brown

Macon, GA - Gun Charges Bring 15-Year Sentence To Ellaville Repeat Offender

Robert C. Brown, aged 45, of Ellaville, Georgia, was sentenced on October 22, 2015 to serve 15 years (180 months) in federal prison for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The sentence was handed down by U.S. District Court Judge Leslie J. Abrams in Albany, Georgia.

Mr. Brown pled guilty to the... More...
   $0 (10-23-2015 - GA)

CASH v. THE STATE

Viewed in the light most favorable to the verdict, the evidence shows
that Jimmy Wayne Wright was concerned that his wife, Karen, was having an
affair with Jimmy Jackson. On the evening of March 2, 2005, the appellant
drove Wright to a residence, where Wright retrieved a sawed-off shotgun from
a vehicle parked outside the residence. Early the next morning, the appellant
pulled ... More...
   $0 (10-29-2015 - GA)

AMOS v. THE STATE OF GEORGIA

Eddie Matthew Amos was tried by a Cobb County jury, which found him
guilty of voluntary manslaughter and felony murder, both in connection with the
killing of Robin Crankshaw. The trial court merged the voluntary manslaughter
into the felony murder, and it sentenced Amos for the murder. Amos appeals,
contending only that the trial court should have sentenced him instead for
vol... More...
   $0 (10-17-2015 - GA)

MOORE v. THE STATE OF GEORGIA

Following a jury trial, Alfonso Moore was found guilty of felony murder,
aggravated assault, armed robbery, and various other offenses in connection
with the shooting death of Dominga Trejo and the theft of her truck.1 On appeal
Moore contends that the trial court erred by allowing a State's witness to sit at the prosecution table during the trial, and that the trial court erred by al... More...
   $0 (10-17-2015 - GA)

THE STATE v. COLVARD

On April 27, 2012, a Fulton County grand jury returned a 13-count
indictment against Colvard, charging him with murder and the related crimes of
aggravated assault, theft, concealment of a death, and drug and firearms
possession in connection with the January 24, 2012 fatal shooting of Robert
Davis. On March 7, 2013, Colvard filed a motion to suppress certain physical
evidence ... More...
   $0 (10-13-2015 - GA)

NWAKANMA v. THE STATE OF GEORGIA. FRANCIS v. THE STATE OF GEORGIA.

The crimes were committed on August 2, 2007. Along with Milton Blackledge, David Hayes, and Muhammed Abdus-Salaam, Nwakanma and Francis were indicted on December 21, 2007, and each was charged with malice murder, three counts of felony murder, one count of conspiracy to commit armed robbery, four counts of aggravated assault, one count of violation of the Georgia Street Gang Terrorism and Preventi... More...   $0 (10-04-2015 - GA)

State of Georgia v. Jamie Hood

Atlanta, GA - The State of Georgia charged Jamie Hood with first-degree murder for killing Athens-Clark County police officer Elmer "Buddy" Charistian in March 2011, killing public employee Omar Wray three months earlier and numerous other felonies.

Court docket entries:

Charge # Violation code Offense Offense Date Disposed On Disposition Method Disposition Stage Arrest Date Fel... More...
   $0 (07-21-2015 - GA)

United States of America v. Joel Perrin Robinson

Columbia, SC - Joel Perrin Robinson has been sentenced to eight years in prison for shooting a DEA special agent serving a search warrant at Robinson's house. Agents had obtained the warrant to search his home for chemicals used to manufacture PCP.

“This defendant shot an agent even though the agent was wearing a vest that clearly displayed the word “POLICE” in large, bold letters,” said... More...
   $0 (07-07-2015 - GA)

United States of America v. Jacques Donte Taylor

Waycross, GA – Jacques Donte Taylor, 24, of Waycross, Georgia, was sentenced today to 286 months in prison by Chief United States District Court Judge Lisa Godbey Wood following his plea of guilty to a charge of coercion and enticement of a child under the age of 18 to engage in illegal sexual activity. The prison term will be followed by a 15 year term of supervised release. Taylor will also be... More...   $0 (06-22-2015 - GA)

United States of America v. Nolberto Martinez

Michael J. Moore, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia announced Nolberto Martinez, also known as “Negro”, aged 31, of Bronwood, Georgia, was sentenced on January 22, 2015, to serve 30 years (360 months) in federal prison for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine and crack cocaine and distribution of cocaine. The sentence was handed down by the Honora... More...   $0 (01-22-2015 - GA)

United States of America v. Kendrick Watkins and Charles Jackson

ATLANTA – Kendrick Watkins and Charles Jackson have been sentenced to 18 years, 4 months, and 19 years in federal prison for their respective roles in the robbery and near-fatal shooting of a postal truck driver on December 20, 2013, during a routine pick-up at the Conley, Ga. post office.

“These defendants shot the victim, tied up his legs and threw away his cell phone so that he cou... More...
   $0 (01-07-2015 - GA)

Georgia State Conference of the NAACP v. Fayette County Board of Commissioners

At the time this suit commenced, no African-American candidate had ever been elected to either the Fayette County Board of Commissioners (BOC) or the Fayette County Board of Education (BOE) in Fayette County, Georgia. The Georgia State Conference of the NAACP, the Fayette County Branch of the NAACP, and ten individual African-American registered voters residing in Fayette County (collectively, App... More...   $0 (01-07-2015 - GA)

United States of America v. Todd Alexander Pell

ATLANTA, GA – Todd Alexander Pell has been sentenced to 29 years in federal prison for producing pornographic images of young boys.

“The repeated acts of sexual abuse committed by Pell are appalling” said United States Attorney Yates. “We applaud the victim who had the courage to come forward and expose this abuse; he likely saved other young boys from the same fate.”

... More...
   $0 (09-08-2014 - GA)

United States of America v. Jerome Bushay

Jerome Bushay has been sentenced to prison for trafficking more than 185,000 pills of ecstasy (MDMA), methamphetamine, BZP (which is a drug similar to ecstasy), and ketamine.

“Bushay headed an organization that distributed a staggering amount of drugs in this district,” said United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates. “Through his conduct, Bushay earned every day of his prison sent... More...
   $0 (02-10-2014 - GA)

Dustin Myers v. Murry Bowman

This appeal presents the question whether three officials in a rural county of Georgia are entitled to a summary judgment against a complaint that they violated the civil rights of a father and son who had been involved in an aborted exchange of property between a previously engaged couple. When Dustin Myers and Kelley Bowman ended their engagement to be married, Dustin attempted to retrieve the d... More...   $0 (04-10-2013 - GA)

Georgiacarry.org, Inc. v. The State of Georgia

In 2010, the Georgia legislature, apparently concerned that the carrying of weapons and long g 1 uns2 would likely present an unreasonable risk of harm to people who assemble in eight specific locations, enacted a statute barring the unrestricted carrying of weapons or long guns in those locations. O.C.G.A. § 16- 11-127(b) (this provision is hereinafter referred to as the “Carry Law”).3 This ... More...   $0 (07-24-2012 - GA)

Martha Hoyt v. Bernard Cooks

In May 2007, Bacon County Deputy Bernard Cooks and Alma Police Officer Randy Harkleroad repeatedly used their Tasers in an attempt to subdue and arrest a struggling James Christopher Allen (“Allen”), who died shortly thereafter while being transported to jail. In May 2009, Martha Hoyt and James Allen (“Plaintiffs”) brought suit individually and on behalf of Allen’s estate. Plaintiffs sue... More...   $0 (02-27-2012 - GA)

Rasnick v. Krishna Hospitality, Inc.

This Court granted certiorari to the Court of Appeals in Rasnick v. Krishna Hospitality, Inc., 302 Ga. App. 260 (690 SE2d 670) (2010), to consider whether the Court of Appeals erred in concluding as a matter of law that the defendant hotel had no duty to comply with the plaintiff’s requests to attempt a rescue of her husband from his medical peril. Finding no error in the judgment of the Court o... More...   $0 (07-05-2011 - GA)

Reynaldo Sorcia v. Eric H. Holder, Jr.

review the denial of the motion. See Obioha v. Gonzales, 431 F.3d 400, 406 (4th Cir. 2005). Accordingly, the appeal is dismissed.

I.

Sorcia is a citizen of Mexico. He became a temporary resident of the United States on November 16, 1988 and a lawful permanent resident on December 1, 1990. On February 5, 2007, he was placed in removal proceedings following the filing of a Notice to Ap... More...
   $0 (07-01-2011 - GA)

Jane Doe, No. 1 v. Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority

The Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, is operated by the Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority, d/b/a Grady Health System (“Grady” or the “Hospital”). As part of its Department of Mental Health Services (“DMHS”), the Hospital maintains a Drug Dependence Unit (“DDU”). The plaintiffs in this case, identified pseudonymously as Jane Doe Nos. 1, 2, and 3, claim that while being tr... More...   $0 (12-30-2010 - GA)

Charles A. Rehberg v. James P. Paulk

In this § 1983 action, Plaintiff Charles Rehberg sued former District Attorney Kenneth Hodges, specially appointed prosecutor Kelly Burke, and Chief Investigator James Paulk, alleging federal claims for malicious prosecution, retaliatory investigation and prosecution, evidence fabrication, and conspiracy to violate Rehberg’s constitutional rights. Defendants Hodges, Burke, and Paulk, in their i... More...   $0 (03-11-2010 - GA)

Georgia Department of Transportation v. Heller, et al.

The facts underlying these consolidated cases show that, Ed Heller’s wife, Patricia, was killed when the taxi in which she was riding spun out of control on a rain-slick interstate highway and hit a tree. Heller, individually and as administrator of his wife’s estate (hereinafter collectively “Heller”), filed suit against the taxicab driver and the cab company that the driver worked for.1 ... More...   $0 (03-23-2009 - GA)

Deborah Phillips v. City of Dawsonville, et al.

Plaintiff Deborah Phillips ("Plaintiff") appeals the district court's grant of summary judgment to the City of Dawsonville, its former and current mayors, and four city councilmen ("Defendants") against Plaintiff's section 1983 claim of retaliatory discharge in violation of Plaintiff's First Amendment right to free speech. No First Amendment cause of action has been presented. We affirm t... More...   $0 (09-20-2007 - GA)

Piedmont Hospital, Inc. v. Palladiono, et al.

In this suit alleging an employer's liability under the theory of respondeat superior, the Court of Appeals reversed the trial court's grant of summary judgment to the employer hospital, finding that even though the suit alleged the employee had deviated from his job responsibilities when causing harm, there was a jury question as to whether the deviation was so slight as to not affect the... More...   $0 (04-29-2003 - GA)

Yancey v. The State

A jury convicted James Yancey of the shooting death of Gregory Ferrell and the aggravated assault of Terrell Lofton. At trial, the trial court admitted the statement of Travis Sloan, the defendant's brother, under the necessity exception to the hearsay rule. The question in this appeal is whether a statement that a suspect makes during an official police investigation has sufficient indicia of... More...   $0 (09-16-2002 - GA)

H.L. Nix and Arlene Nix v. Franklin County School District, et cl.

In this civil-rights case, this court is asked to define the contours between harms best left to the province of traditional tort law and those harms that rise to the level of constitutional violations. Appellants H.L. and Arlene Nix, pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983, brought a civil-rights action against the appellees seeking damages for the death of the Nixes' son, Jeremiah. Finding that the Nixes f... More...   $0 (11-19-2002 - GA)

Patricia Pace v. Nicholas Capobianco, et al.

On 21 February 1998, Alfaigo Davis ("Davis") was pulled over at night for driving without his headlights on by Deputy Phillip Barnett. (1) Davis had no driver's license with him and gave a false name and social security number to Deputy Barnett: when Deputy Barnett ran the social security number, it came back as belonging to a woman. Deputy Barnett ordered Davis to get out of his car and to place ... More...   $0 (03-01-2002 - GA)

Jerry Charles Cox v. Fred Lawrence Cox, et al.

Jerry Charles Vaughan appeals the district court's order granting summary judgment in favor of Deputy Fred Lawrence Cox, Coweta County, Georgia, and Coweta County Sheriff Mike Yeager on Vaughan's 42 U.S.C. § 1983 claims related to injuries he suffered during a police chase. We affirm in part and vacate and remand in part.

Background

In the early morning of January 5, 1998, the Sheriff's Depart... More...   $0 (08-31-2001 - GA)

 
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