Recent Verdicts and Judgements

United States of America v. Rogelio Gomez-Arias

Medford, OR The United States of America charged Rogelio Gomez-Arias, age 24, with drug trafficking. According to court documents, in May 2018, southern Oregon law enforcement began investigating Gomez-Arias’ trafficking organization. Investigators learned than an individual in Mexico supplied the organization with methamphetamine in exchange for cash and firearms, and instructed it to transport ... More $0 (08-09-2020 - OR)

STATE OF OHIO vs. LAWRENCE JORDAN

{¶3} On October 22, 2019, Jordan entered into a negotiated guilty plea to one count of rape, a first-degree felony in violation of R.C. 2907.02(A)(2), in exchange for the dismissal of two additional felony counts: Count one, rape, a first-degree felony in violation of R.C. 2907.02(A)(1)(b), which alleged Jordan engaged in sexual conduct with a minor under the age of thir ... More $0 (08-09-2020 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. BRENT R. HOUDESHELL

{¶3} On October 16, 2019, Houdeshell filed a motion for a new trial. (Doc. No. 254). In support of his motion for a new trial, Houdeshell explained that he had discovered new evidence material to his defense and that such newly discovered evidence could not with reasonable diligence have been discovered or presented at his trial. (Id.). The alleged newly discovered evidence ... More $0 (08-09-2020 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. GREGORY W. FORD, II

{¶3} On December 29, 2015, the Union County Grand Jury indicted Ford on four criminal counts including: Count One of trespass in a habitation in violation of R.C. 2911.12(B), (E), a fourth-degree felony; Count Two of assault in violation of R.C. 2903.13(A), (C), a first-degree misdemeanor; Count Three of resisting arrest in violation of R.C. 2921.33(A), (D), a second-degree ... More $0 (08-09-2020 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. SHELDON L. DOOGS

{¶2} On February 5, 2019, Lieutenant Michael Gullifer (“Lieutenant Gullifer”) of the City of Upper Sandusky Police Department was on patrol with Patrolman Charles Seeley (“Patrolman Seeley”). Tr. 115-116. Lieutenant Gullifer identified Doogs as a passenger in a pickup truck that was driving on the highway. Tr. 117. The driver of the vehicle was Doogs’s fiancé, Samantha Newell (“Newell”). ... More $0 (08-09-2020 - OH)

MELISSA L. DEPINET v. SHARON K. NORVILLE -and- ROBERT L. NORVILLE, JR.

On September 13, 2018, Depinet filed a complaint seeking legal custody of B.N. and S.N. (Doc. No. 1). That same day, Depinet filed a motion for an emergency ex parte order naming her the emergency temporary legal custodian of B.N. and S.N. (Doc. No. 2). (See Doc. Nos. 3, 4). Later that day, the trial court granted Depinet’s motion for emergency temporary custody of B.N. and S.N. (Doc. No. ... More $0 (08-09-2020 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. VICTOR L. SPEICHER

{¶2} The victim in this case, R.B., was born in May of 2007. When R.B. was four years old, he was living with his mother, his father, and his siblings. Due to the work schedules of R.B.’s parents, he spent Friday nights at the residence of his maternal grandmother, Virginia, and her husband, Speicher—R.B.’s stepgrandfather. By all accounts R.B.’s mother had a close relatio ... More $0 (08-09-2020 - OH)

IN RE: L.G., DEPENDENT CHILD and IN RE: C.G., DEPENDENT CHILD

{¶2} Molly and Dennis were married in 2010. They had two children together: L.G., born in December of 2011, and C.G., born in September of 2013. In early 2016, Dennis filed for divorce in a separate proceeding. {¶3} On April 14, 2016, complaints were filed in the Seneca County Common Pleas Court, Juvenile Division, by the Seneca County Department of Job and Family Services (“the Agency”) ... More $0 (08-09-2020 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. DAVID S. KAMMEYER

{¶2} This case stems from four controlled drug purchase operations conducted in Fostoria, Ohio in July and November 2018. On July 3 and July 5, 2018, a confidential informant allegedly purchased small quantities of crack cocaine from Kammeyer. Then, on November 19 and November 27, 2018, a different confidential informant allegedly purchased additional small quantities of cra ... More $0 (08-09-2020 - OH)

HEATHER M. SIFERD v. RONALD L. SIFERD

{¶2} This matter originated on August 3, 2015, when Heather M. Siferd (“Heather”) filed a complaint in the trial court requesting a divorce from Ronald. (Doc. No. 1).1 On August 18, 2015, Ronald filed his answer and counterclaim for divorce. (Doc. No. 24). The parties have two children born as issue of the marriage, one of whom was a minor both at the time of the filing of the complaint ... More $0 (08-09-2020 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. EARL R. SIMON

{¶2} The genesis of this case is the sexual conduct that occurred in January through April 1996 involving Simon and a four-year-old-child victim. On January 14, 1997, the Hancock County Grand Jury indicted Simon on three criminal counts including: Count One of rape in violation of R.C. 2907.02(A)(1)(b) with a penalty specification under R.C. 2907.02(B), an aggravated-first-d ... More $0 (08-09-2020 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. KANDALE L. HARRISON

{¶2} On February 2, 2018, the Logan County Drug Task Force conducted a controlled drug buy with a confidential informant who had arranged to purchase illegal drugs from Harrison in Bellefontaine, Ohio. The confidential informant met Harrison in a parking area, entered Harrison’s vehicle, and purchased illegal drugs from Harrison with $120 in prerecorded money. The confidentia ... More $0 (08-09-2020 - OH)

State of Oklahoma v. Randeloph Roderick White, Jr.

Claremore, OK - The State of Oklahoma charged Randeloph Roderick White, Jr. with: Count # 1. Count as Filed: DU2I, DISTRIBUTION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (AFCF), in violation of 63 O.S. 2-401 Date of Offense: 01/09/2008 Party Name Disposition Information White, Randolph Roderick Jr Disposed: CONVICTION, 08/23/2010. Nolo Contendere Plea Count as Disposed: DISTRIBUTION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANC ... More $0 (08-09-2020 - OK)

Leonel Gonzalez and Jonathan Basulto v. Joshua Nicholson and JAG Trucking, Inc. v. Todd Kittinger v. Jaun Carlos A. Hernandez

Fresno, CA - Leonel Gonzalez and Jonathan Basulto sued Joshua Nicholson and JAG Trucking, Inc. on personal injury, auto negligence and respondeat superior theories claiming to have been injured and/or damaged in a car truck wreck caused by Nicholason. Todd Kittinger sued Jaun Carlos A. Hernandez on a cross claim theory. This case was filed in the Kern County Superior Court, BCV-18-101430 and ... More $0 (08-09-2020 - CA)

United States of America v. Jeremy Elguez

Sacramento, CA - The United States of America charged Jeremy Elguez, age 32, with burglarizing 10 post offices. According to court documents, between Aug. 23, 2019 and March 1, 2020, Elguez burglarized the Butte City Post Office twice, the Glenn Post Office twice, the Vina Post Office, the Bangor Post Office, the Stirling City Post Office, the Meridian Post Office, the Artois Post Office, and ... More $0 (08-09-2020 - CA)

United States of America v. Anthony Scott Levandowski

San Francisco, CA - The United States of America charged Anthony Scott Levandowski with trade secret theft related to Google’s self-driving car program. As part of a plea agreement, Levandowski, 40, of Marin County, pleaded guilty to one of the 33 counts of trade secrets theft originally filed against him in 2019. In pleading guilty, Levandowski admitted that from 2009 to 2016 he worked in ... More $0 (08-09-2020 - CA)

Bernadette Cortez v. Phillip Michael Adams and GCB Logistics, Inc.

Los Angeles, CA - Bernadette Cortez sued Phillip Michael Adams and GCB Logistics, Inc. on personal injury, auto negligence and respondeat superior claiming to have been injured and/or damaged as a direct result of a car truck wreck caused by Adams. This case was filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court, 19STCV12163 and was removed to federal court by the Defendants. ... More $1 (08-09-2020 - CA)

United States of America v. Aminullah “David” Sarpas and Samuel Paul Bain

Santa Ana, CA - The United States of America charged Aminullah “David” Sarpas and Samuel Paul Bain with defrauding homeowners by offering bogus modification programs to homeowners struggling to pay their mortgages in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. The two defendants who were associated with the Santa Ana-based company U.S. Homeowners Relief and several related businesses participated ... More $0 (08-09-2020 - CA)

United States of America v. Tyrone Cedric Duren

San Diego , CA - The United States of America charged Tyrone Cedric Duren, age 50, with stealing money from drug smugglers and laundering those funds. While working as a federal agent specializing in the investigation of bulk cash smuggling, Duren stole money from individuals smuggling drug proceeds to Mexico. Duren then laundered those funds by depositing them into personal and business acco ... More $0 (08-09-2020 - AZ)

STATE OF OHIO v. CULLEN A. PARSONS

{¶2} Following a jury trial, Parsons was found guilty of one count of attempted murder in violation of R.C. 2903.02(A), a felony of the first degree with a firearm specification, one count of felonious assault in violation of R.C. 2903.11(A)(2), a felony of the second degree with a firearm specification, and one count of improperly handling a firearm in a motor vehicle in v ... More $0 (08-08-2020 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. CORY BENJAMIN SHEPHERD

{¶1} Defendant-appellant, Cory Benjamin Shepherd (“Shepherd”), appeals the February 11, 2019 judgment entries of sentence of the Hardin County Court of Common Pleas. For the reasons that follow, we affirm the judgment of the trial court in case number 20182105 CRI, assigned appellate case number 6-19-03, and dismiss case number 20162142 CRI, assigned appellate case number 6-1 ... More $0 (08-08-2020 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. CALEB M. JONES

{¶2} On February 5, 2019, the Crawford County Grand Jury indicted Jones on three counts: Count One of importuning in violation of R.C. 2907.07(A), (C)(1), a third-degree felony, and Counts Two and Three of rape in violation of R.C. 2907.02(A)(1)(b), first-degree felonies. (Doc. No. 1). Jones entered a written plea of not guilty to all counts of the indictment on February 8, ... More $0 (08-08-2020 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. KARL F. DUNCAN

{¶2} At roughly 3:30 A.M. on February 24, 2019, the Allen County Sheriff’s Department received a call from a Speedway Station in which an incident of domestic violence was reported. Tr. 307. The officers who responded to this call encountered Duncan’s girlfriend, A.R., when they arrived at the Speedway Station. Tr. 167, 206-207, 288. A.R. informed the officers that Duncan had ... More $0 (08-08-2020 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. LASTAN’LE BERNARD WILLIAMS, JR.

{¶ 3} The presentence investigation report (PSI) and the complainant’s statements at the sentencing hearing reveal the following facts. {¶ 4} In 2016, while students at Sinclair Community College, Dennis Boddie met Williams, and the two became friends. Around 2018, Williams lost his housing when the person with whom he was staying asked him to leave. For a time, Boddie allo ... More $0 (08-08-2020 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. FRED TIPTON, III

{¶ 2} On May 13, 2019, Tipton was charged with one count of aggravated menacing, in violation of R.C. 2903.21(A), a first-degree misdemeanor. Tipton pleaded not guilty, and the matter proceeded to a bench trial. The evidence presented showed the following facts. {¶ 3} Hester Tipton, who goes by her middle name, Renee, is Fred Tipton’s sister. At the time of the events in this case, she h ... More $0 (08-08-2020 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. TOVA I. WALLACE-LEE

{¶ 4} On November 3, 2018, Wallace-Lee and Tre-Ana Tarver used Facebook to engage in a series of communications during which the two argued over a man with whom they were both involved. The communications were extended to include Mahogany Bruce and Adra Tarrent, two of Tarver’s friends. Over the course of approximately seven hours, the online argument escalated; at its culmi ... More $0 (08-08-2020 - OH)

IN THE MATTER OF: A.A.V.

{¶ 2} A.V. and A.C. are the father and mother of A.A.V., who was born in 2012. The couple was never married, but resided together in Urbana with the minor child. In 2014, the couple separated and initiated parenting proceedings in the Champaign County Family Court. The court ultimately entered a shared parenting plan. {¶ 3} Thereafter, the parties filed numerous motions, including motions ... More $0 (08-08-2020 - OH)

Ellen Breneman v. Solomon Nyamusa and Eagle Eye Truck Lines, LLC

Minneapolis, MN - Ellen Breneman sued Solomon Nyamusa and Eagle Eye Truck Lines, LLC on personal injury, auto negligence, and respondeat superior theories claiming to have been injured and/or damaged in a car truck wreck cased by Nyamusa. ... More $0 (08-08-2020 - MN)

MATTHEW TYE, et al. v. T. JEFFREY BEAUSAY, et al.

{¶ 4} This is the second time this case has been before us. The first appeal involved a summary judgment granted on whether an attorney-client relationship existed between the Tye brothers and Beausay. See Tye v. Beausay, 2017-Ohio-7943, 98 N.E.3d 970 (2d Dist.) (“Tye I”). The facts set forth in that case were as follows: The present litigation stems from a 2010 medical-malpractice lawsuit ... More $0 (08-08-2020 - OH)

United States of America v. Dale Lynn James

Pierre, SD - The United States of America chargedDale Lynn James, age 33, with conspiracy to tamper with a witness. The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to life in prison and/or a $250,000 fine, up to 5 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund for each count. Restitution may also be ordered. The Indictment alleges that on or about March 3, 2019, James di ... More $0 (08-08-2020 - SD)

United States of America v. Omar Kashaka Taylor a/k/a "Shaka"

Minneapolis, MN - The United States of America charged Omar Kashaka Taylor a/k/a "Shaka" with sex trafficking. “Omar Taylor was a coercive sex trafficker who pursued and exploited vulnerable victims for his own financial profit,” said United States Attorney Erica MacDonald. “The 400-month sentence handed down today is appropriate in light of the trauma Mr. Taylor inflicted upon his victims.” ... More $0 (08-08-2020 - MN)

United States of America v. Jordan James Booker

Rapid City, IA - The United States of America charged Jordan James Booker, age 23, with felony possession of a firearm and fining a warning shot to scare another person. In a plea agreement, Booker admitted that, on March 9, 2019, he shot a warning shot after an individual came to his house and attempted to buy a television with a counterfeit $100 bill. When that individual refused to leave ... More $0 (08-08-2020 - IA)

United States of America v. Michael Brandstrom

Council Bluff, IA - The United States of America charged Michael Brandstrom, age 29, with production and possession of child pornography. The charges stem from an investigation initiated by local law enforcement after a mother reported her four-year-old child missing from their apartment in Council Bluffs on September 2, 2019. As Council Bluffs Police Officers searched the apartment complex, ... More $0 (08-08-2020 - IA)

United States of America v. Jason William Siesser

Jefferson City, MO - The United States of America charged Jason William Siesser with attempting to purchase a chemical weapon, capable of killing hundreds of people, on the dark web with Bitcoin. Siesser admitted that he attempted to acquire a chemical weapon on two occasions between June 14 and Aug. 23, 2018, and that he did not attempt to acquire that chemical weapon for a peaceful or prot ... More $0 (08-08-2020 - MO)

United States of America v. Ledra A. Craig

St. Louis, MO - The United States of America charged Ledra A. Craig, ate 43, with drug distribution. According to the criminal complaint, investigators began conducting an overdose death investigation after a victim was found deceased in Saint Charles, Missouri on Sunday, August 2, 2020. The investigation uncovered surveillance video from the Ameristar Casino in St. Charles, Missouri, showing ... More $0 (08-08-2020 - MO)

United States of America v. Josue Duane Graza

Little Rock, AR - The United States of America charged Josue Duane Graza with smuggling tobacco and cellular telephones into the Federal Correctional Complex in Forrest City where he worked as a guard. In June 2018, an inmate at the Federal Correctional Complex in Forrest City, Arkansas, informed prison officials that his family had been purchasing tobacco and cell phones and mailing them, al ... More $0 (08-08-2020 - OK)

State of Texas v. Amber Renee Guyger

Dallas, TX - The State of Texas charged Amber Renee Guyger with second degree murder for shooing an killing Botham Jean in his own apartment when she entered his apartment thinking that it was her apartment on September 6, 2018. ... More $0 (08-08-2020 - TX)

State of Oklahoma v. Jacky Cardale Mayfield and Rebecca Mechelle Williams

Tulsa, OK - The State of Oklahoma charged Jacky Cardale Mayfield and Rebecca Mechelle Williams with: Count # 1. Count as Filed: HM11, MURDER - FIRST DEGREE, in violation of 21 O.S. 701.7 Date of Offense: 06/13/2016 Party Name Disposition Information MAYFIELD, JACKY CARDALE Disposed: CONVICTION, 08/06/2020. Non-Jury Trial Count as Disposed: MURDER - FIRST DEGREE(HM11) Violation of 21 O.S. ... More $0 (08-08-2020 - OK)

State of Oklahoma v. Travis Jace Evans

Wagoner, OK - The State of Oklahoma charged Travis Jace Evans with: 1. BURGLARY-1ST DEGREE 2. DOMESTIC ABUSE - A&B ... More $0 (08-08-2020 - OK)

Diane Holley, Individually and as Conservator, etc. v. Silverado Senior Living Management, Inc.

Defendants Silverado Senior Living Management, Inc., and Subtenant 350 W. Bay Street, LLC dba Silverado Senior Living – Newport Mesa (collectively Silverado or defendants) appeal from the trial court’s order denying its petition to compel arbitration of the complaint filed by plaintiffs Diane Holley, both individually and as successor in interest to Elizabeth S. Holley, and James Holley (colle ... More $0 (08-08-2020 - CA)

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