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United States of America v. Gerald L. Holmes, also known as “Jerry” or “Joker” Western District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City, MO - KC, Independence Men Plead Guilty to Drug Trafficking That Led to Kidnapping, Torture

A Kansas City, Mo., man and an Independence, Mo., man have pleaded guilty in federal court to their roles in a drug-trafficking conspiracy that involved the kidnapping and torture of an Independence, Mo., man.

Gerald L. Holmes, also known as “Jerry” or “Joker,” 26, of Kansas C... More...
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United States of America v. Michael John Walker District of Minnesota Federal Courthouse - Minneapolis, Minnesota Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

This case returns to us after resentencing. In the previous appeal, we vacatedand remanded for reconsideration of whether Michael Walker, who was convicted ofbeing a felon in possession of a firearm, qualified as an armed career criminal. SeeUnited States v. Walker, 840 F.3d 477, 490–91 (8th Cir. 2016). On remand, thegovernment conceded that Walker is not an armed career criminal, but sought a 4-<... More...   $0 (08-17-2018 - MN)


During the late spring and summer of 2009, Dominique Johnson participated in five bank robberies in the Philadelphia area. In early May, Johnson committed the first robbery by himself, carrying a BB gun. In late May, he committed the second robbery, again carrying a BB gun, but this time assisted by two others: Gregory Lawrence and Jerry Taylor. In June, Johnson bought a .40 caliber Glock pistol. ... More...   $0 (08-17-2018 - PA)


Alston worked as a New York City police officer from 2006 until his arrest in July 2   2015. A few years into his law enforcement career, however, he began serving as an 3   armed driver for his childhood friend, Gabriel Reyes, who sold marijuana, cocaine, and 4   MDMA. Alston knew that Reyes was dealing drugs, but he never reported Reyes to 5   authorities or encouraged Reyes to stop. To the cont... More...   $0 (08-16-2018 - NY)

Chris Anthony Platero v. The State of Texas

In July 2016, Appellant, Chris Anthony Platero, was placed on deferred adjudication community supervision for five years for aggravated assault, a second degree felony.1 Seven months later, the State filed a motion to adjudicate guilt and revoke community supervision for violation of the condition prohibiting him from owning or 1 TEX. PEN... More...   $0 (08-11-2018 - TX)

Shundale Taylor v. The State of Texas

On March 29, 2016, Antoine Hodge was shot once in the chest outside an apartment complex at 5880 Bernal in Dallas, Texas. Antoine, with his brother Chevis,2 was at the complex to witness a fight between two women, Dajee Dillard3 and Jelicia Linwood.4 Antoine subsequently died of his wound. The ballistics expert testified the bullet that killed Antoine was fired from appellant’s gun. The fight... More...   $0 (08-11-2018 - TX)

Tremane Wood v. Mike Carpenter Oklahoma County Courthouse - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

An Oklahoma jury convicted Tremane Wood of first-degree felony murder
for the killing of Ronnie Wipf during a botched robbery. The jury found
Oklahoma had proved three aggravating circumstances associated with the
murder, and the mitigating circumstances did not outweigh them. The jury
accordingly sentenced Wood to death.
The conclusion of Wood’s trial was only the start of his... More...
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Shundale Taylor v. The State of Texas

On March 29, 2016, Antoine Hodge was shot once in the chest outside an apartment
complex at 5880 Bernal in Dallas, Texas. Antoine, with his brother Chevis,2 was at the complex
to witness a fight between two women, Dajee Dillard3 and Jelicia Linwood.4 Antoine subsequently
died of his wound. The ballistics expert testified the bullet that killed Antoine was fired from
appellant’s... More...
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In July 2010, two individuals in Fitchburg, Massachusetts called 911 to report that Lassend had been walking up and down the street with a gun and firing shots into the air. Police officers placed Lassend under arrest at the scene. The officers recovered ammunition from Lassend's pocket and found a gun in an unlocked closet in the common hallway of a nearby apartment building. A search of... More...   $0 (08-05-2018 - MA)

Abdur Rahim Ambrose a/k/a Abdur Ambrose v. State of Mississippi

On the afternoon of April 7, 2013, Demetrius Lee returned home from work between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m. Lee resided in the DeLisle community at 7486 Lobouy Road, which is part of a larger property commonly known as “the Hill.” The Hill is comprised of two houses and a mobile home. While Lee was relaxing, someone knocked on his window, but he remained inside. Twenty to thirty minutes later, Lee wen... More...   $0 (08-05-2018 - MS)

State of Tennessee v. Angela Denise Brewer

On December 8, 2013, at approximately 5:54 a.m., Defendant called Tipton County 911 and stated that she thought she had accidentally shot her husband. Deputy Chad McCommon, of the Tipton County Sheriff’s Office, was among the officers dispatched to Defendant’s residence. Deputy McCommon testified that Defendant and her children were present at the home when he arrived. Deputy McCommon found the... More...   $0 (08-05-2018 - TN)

State of Tennessee v. Monica Leigh-Ann Briggs

The Defendant’s convictions relate to the September 7, 2014 homicide of Kenneth Koster in a tool shed in Campbell County. The Defendant and Brad Phillips fatally shot the victim and fled to Sevier County, where Mr. Phillips was killed by police officers, and the Defendant was arrested for public intoxication. The Defendant was later indicted for one count of first degree premeditated murder and ... More...   $0 (08-05-2018 - TN)

State of Iowa v. Desmond D. Reeves

Brian Filloon lived in a nine by seven foot attachment to a trailer home in
Maquoketa. Filloon’s “self-adopted” family—Billy and Stacy Schick and their son,
Dylan Schick—lived in the trailer. Filloon’s room had a door to the outside and an
opening into the trailer. Filloon owned a television and X-Box gaming system, and
few other material possessions. He had two BB guns und... More...
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United States of America v. Charles Baldwin Wilson District of South Carolina Federal Courthouse - Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston, SC - Charleston Felon Sentenced to 30 Months Imprisonment for Firearms and Marijuana Distribution Charges

Charles Baldwin Wilson, age 36, of Charleston, was sentenced in federal court in Charleston for Possession of Firearms by a Convicted Felon, and Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, in violation of Title 18 U.S.C. § 922(g) and Title 21 U.S.C. § 841(b)(1)(D). Un... More...
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Carlos Whitcomb v. The State of Texas

Appellant was employed as a respiratory therapist until he lost his job because he
tested positive for marijuana. After he lost his job, he moved in with his parents: his mother,
Phyllis Payne, and his stepfather, Kenneth Payne. Two years later, appellant had not regained
employment and was still living with his parents. Then, on the morning of May 24, 2013, at
approximately 11... More...
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On October 24, 2015, a group of young adults attended a party at a Sioux Falls condominium leased by Mason Mitzel. There was evidence that the partygoers were drinking and using marijuana and other illegal substances. [¶3.] At some point during the evening, an AK-47 owned by Mitzel was brought out amongst the partygoers. There was testimony that different individuals handled the AK-47. Several... More...   $0 (08-02-2018 - SD)

United States of America v. Matthew Petrovitch District of Connecticut Federal Courthouse - New Haven, Connecticut

New Haven, CT - Stratford Man Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Illegally Possessing Firearms and Ammunition

MATTHEW PETROVITCH, 38, of Stratford, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer in New Haven to 30 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for illegally possessing firearms and ammunition

According to court documents and ... More...
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This court summarized the facts underlying the Petitioner’s convictions in the Petitioner’s direct appeal opinion as the following:
This case involves the October 30, 2009 shooting death of Dickey Lassiter at his home in Sumner County, Tennessee. [The Petitioner] was arrested for the murder of the victim after being found in possession of a twelve-gauge shotgun while in a vehicle parked in the... More...
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We recite the relevant facts as found by the motion judge, supplemented where necessary by uncontroverted police testimony, which the judge expressly credited in full. See Commonwealth v. Isaiah I., 448 Mass. 334, 337 (2007), S.C., 450 Mass. 818 (2008). None of the judge's subsidiary findings is challenged on appeal. In April, 2015, as part of a joint investigation with Federal authorities, th... More...   $0 (08-01-2018 - MA)

United States v. Angelo Goldston

Angelo Goldston was the boyfriend of Natasha Smith. On September 28, 2015, Smith was confronted in her yard by two men, brothers Calvin McGowan and Yonderez Jones, who pointed a gun at her. Shots were fired. Goldston ran toward Smith from across the yard to protect her, pushing her away from the gunfire. McGowan ran away, and Goldston chased after him.
When Goldston returned to Smith’s ya... More...
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On November 21, 2015, New York Police Department officers  saw  the  Defendant‐Appellant,  Tyrek  Townsend  (“Townsend”),  engage in what they believed to be suspicious, drug‐related activity.   The officers arrested Townsend and, in the search incident to his  arrest, recovered a loaded 9‐millimeter semiautomatic weapon.  A  later  search  at  the  police  precinct  yielded  six... More...   $0 (07-27-2018 - NY)

United States of America v. Jonathan Popple Western District of Wisconsin Federal Courthouse - Madison, Wisconsin Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Madison, WI - Baraboo Man Sentenced to 4 Years for Possessing Sawed-Off Shotgun

Scott C. Blader, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Jonathon Popple, 34, Baraboo, Wisconsin, was sentenced on July 24, 2018 by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to four years in federal prison for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. Popple pleaded guilty to... More...
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Lambus and Fuller are accused of being leaders and organizers of a
16 group of individuals that referred to itself as the Paper Chasing Goons or POV City
1 and was a drug trafficking organization (or the "DTO"). Beginning in 2015, Lambus
2 and Fuller, along with 10 others, were indicted principally on charges of conspiring
3 to distribute and possess with intent to distribute hero... More...
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The following facts are adduced from the record of appellant’s jury trial.
{¶3} Appellant is the brother of Janeann Whitman. On November 28, 2016,
appellant was living in an upstairs bedroom in Janeann’s residence on Hursh Place
Northwest in the city of Canton. Janeann’s niece, Kendra Brabazon, also lived at the
residence with her two small children. Kendra was staying at th... More...
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George Rafael Aguilar v. The State of Texas

On December 4, 2012, Officer Clinton Shafer with the Pasadena Police
Department responded to a dispatch call regarding a shooting. When he arrived at
the scene, Officer Shafer observed a maroon Scion parked in front of a Houston
Garden Center, with both front doors open.
When he approached the vehicle, Officer Shafer saw four individuals inside:
Joe Aguilar, who was drivi... More...
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