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STATE OF KANSAS v. GARRETT PRESLEY KRAFT

The underlying facts supporting the criminal charges are taken from the affidavit of probable cause filed with the district court. On May 12, 2016, Haley Fryback went to the hospital after Kraft physically abused her during an argument in their mutual home. Fryback reported that Kraft hit, choked, and kicked her in the throat. He also prevented her from leaving the residence when he locked her key... More...   $0 (04-21-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. TRAVIS P. ODOM Rape and aggravated indecent liberties with a child

Though Odom's brief provides a limited sketch of the underlying facts, the circumstances prompting the State to charge Odom with four counts of rape and one count of aggravated indecent liberties with a child are immaterial for purposes of resolving Odom's issues on appeal. This court need only to address the procedural history of the case to provide a background for the legal challenges Odom rais... More...   $0 (04-21-2018 - KS)

Peter Hiam v. Homeaway.com, Inc. District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Duped into parting with thousands
of dollars to reserve a vacation rental property in Belize that
apparently did not exist, plaintiff Peter Hiam sued the owner of the
website on which he found the ersatz tropical villa, claiming that
the website's guarantee misled him. The district court granted
summary judgment to the website's owner, HomeAway.com, Inc.
("HomeAway"). On ap... More...
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Joel D. Kettler v. Leslie Gould

Cross-defendants Leslie Gould and his wife Susan Gould
contend the trial court erred when it denied in part their antiSLAPP
(strategic lawsuit against public participation) motion.
The motion sought to strike certain allegations in a crosscomplaint
filed by Joel D. Kettler, alleging defamation and other
causes of action. The court denied the motion to the extent crosscomplainan... More...
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John Jeremy Loveall v. The State of Texas

Appellant was indicted on July 29, 2014 for possession of less than one gram of
methamphetamine with intent to deliver, a state jail felony. See TEX. HEALTH & SAFETY
CODE ANN. §§ 481.103, 481.113, 481.116 (West, Westlaw through 2017 1st C.S.).
Pursuant to a plea agreement, appellant pleaded guilty to the lesser included offense of
possession of a controlled substance, and the... More...
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Erlis Joseph Chaisson v. The State of Texas

Chaisson was charged by indictment with five counts of aggravated assault of a
child and ten counts of indecency with a child by contact. See id. §§ 21.021, 22.11. Prior
to trial, the State waived several counts, leaving one count of aggravated assault of a
child and four counts of indecency with a child by contact. At the close of the State’s
case, appellant’s motion for di... More...
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United States of America v. Jason A. Richard Eastern District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Spokane, Washington

Spokane, WA - Walla Walla Man Sentenced to Six Months in Federal Prison for Embezzling $40,000 from United Steelworkers Local Union

Jason A. Richard, age 42, of Walla Walla, Washington, was sentenced after having pleaded guilty on December 14, 2017, to embezzling labor union funds. United States District Judge Salvador Mendoza Jr. sentenced Richard to a 6-month term of imprisonment, to be... More...
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Michelle Echlin v. PearceHealth, d/b/a PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Western District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Seattle, Washington

We must decide whether, under the Fair Debt Collection
Practices Act, a company that sent letters demanding that
hospital patients pay their overdue medical bills meaningfully
participated in the hospital’s efforts to collect debts.
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Michelle Echlin is a former patient of PeaceHealth
Southwest Medical Center (PeaceHealth) in Vancouver,
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Washin... More...
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Chad Barry Barnes v. Sea Hawaii Rafting, LLC Federal Courthouse - Honolulu, Hawaii

Chad Barnes is a seaman who was injured when the boat on which he was working, the M/V Tehani, exploded. During his recovery, Barnes received some monetary assistance from either Sea Hawaii Rafting, LLC (“SHR”), which owned the Tehani, or Kris Henry, SHR’s owner and manager, but those payments soon stopped. Seeking the
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ancient maritime remedy of maintenance a... More...
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United States of America v. Randell Lonjose District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM - Zuni Pueblo Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Kidnapping and Sexual Abuse Charges

Defendant Prosecuted as Part of Federal Initiative to Address the Epidemic Incidence of Violence Against Native Women

Randell Lonjose, 35, an enrolled member of the Zuni Pueblo who resides in Albuquerque, N.M., pled guilty on April 19, 2018 in federal court to kidnapping and sexual assa... More...
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United States of America v. Christopher M. Holbroo District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Las Cruces, New Mexico

Las Cruces, NM - Former Las Cruces U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer Pleads Guilty to Obstruction of Justice

The Justice Department announced that on April 19, 2018 former U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer Christopher M. Holbrook pleaded guilty in federal court in Las Cruces, New Mexico, to obstruction of justice.

The charge stems from Holbrook’s falsific... More...
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Andrew Michael Psyk v. The State of Texas

At around 6:00 a.m. on the morning of October 20, 2013, at least two
witnesses contacted 911 after observing a dark SUV driving erratically on Interstate
59 northbound. One witness stayed on the phone with the 911 operator and followed
behind the vehicle until a state trooper arrived on the scene.
When the trooper located the vehicle, he followed it for a short period of time ... More...
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Truitt Russell Cook v. The State of Texas

Appellant does not challenge the sufficiency of the evidence so we will mention
only so much of the background facts as necessary for our disposition of his issues. On
February 12, 2015, appellant and Tianna Insall robbed the A1 Smoke Shop in rural
Tarrant County. They wore dark glasses and bandannas. Appellant carried what the two
store employees called “a gun.” Once insid... More...
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Bruce Ray Blackwell v. The State of Texas

At around 2:00 a.m. on July 20, 2015, Gillespie County Sheriff’s Deputies Justin Cole and
Johnny Gorden (jointly, the “deputies”) observed a truck towing a trailer turn onto a county road
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at a high rate of speed. The deputies followed the truck and found it pulled over on the side of the
road. The deputies observed Bl... More...
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Salvador Zarate v. The State of Texas

The State’s first witness was Starr County Sheriff’s Officer Justin Falcon. Officer Falcon
testified that he was working in the jail, on December 24, 2014, when he received a call from
Justice of the Peace Salvador Zarate Jr. instructing him to reduce the bonds for both Daisy Rich
and Harry Rich from $30,000.00 each to $5,000.00 each. Officer Falcon explained that although
it... More...
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United States of America v. Jerry Lynn "Jay" Gragg, Jr. Eastern District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse - Muskogee Oklahoma

Muskogee, OK - Ex-Cop Sentenced to 100 Months For Sexually Assaulting Woman During Traffic Stop

The United States of America charged Jerry Lynn "Jay" Gragg, Jr., age 40, with one count of aggravated sexual abuse in violation of 18 U.C.C. 2241.

Gragg was a member of the Savanna Police Department in Pittsburg County, Oklahoma at the time of the alleged crime.... More...
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United States of America v. Douglas Dane Jones District of Arizona Federal Courthouse - Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix, AZ - Tsaile Man Sentenced to 20 Years’ Imprisonment for Sexual Abuse of a Minor and Child Pornography

Douglas Dane Jones, 41, of Tsaile, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Diane J. Humetewa to 20 years’ imprisonment, to be followed by lifetime supervised release with mandatory sex offender registration and conditions. Jones had previously pleaded guilty to sexual abuse ... More...
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Samuel Hal Wade v. The State of Texas 65 Years: Judge Goodwin Drops the Hammer on Sex Offender By Revoking Probation

Appellant Samuel Hal Wade was placed on deferred adjudication community
supervision after he pled guilty to three counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child for sexual
abuse perpetrated against his two biological daughters. See Tex. Penal Code § 22.021(a)(1)(B),
(2)(B); Tex. Code Crim. Proc. art. 42A.101. Subsequently, the trial court granted the State’s 1
motions to adjudica... More...
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State of Oklahoma v. Christian Erin Costello

Oklahoma City, OK - Jury Finds Man Not Guilty By Reason Of Insanity For Killing Father

The State of Oklahoma charged Christian Erin Costello, age 29, with first-degree murder for killing his father by stabbing him to death on August 13, 2013 at Braum's Ice Cream and Dairy Store in North Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Count # 1. Count as Filed: HM11, MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE, in vio... More...
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Neal Everett Bland v. The State of Texas

On the morning of December 21, 2012, Godwin Mathew picked up Joshua
Woods so they could go to Willowbrook Mall and purchase several pairs of limited
release Air Jordan Retro 11 shoes. After they made their purchases and were exiting
the mall, a young man approached them and asked to buy one of their pairs of shoes.
Mathew quoted a price but the man declined to buy them. When... More...
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Milton Rolando Paz v. The State of Texas

In February 2011, Appellant was the father to two young children, a thirteen
month-old girl and a one-month-old girl. During that month, Appellant’s wife had
to leave town for work. A friend agreed to care for the infant while the wife was
away. The wife’s work trip got extended. The friend caring for the infant had to
return her to Appellant because the friend also had to g... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. SANDRA S. WILLIAMS

On October 21, 2016, the State filed a complaint charging Williams with one count of identity theft, one count of theft, and one count of criminal use of a financial card. During the first day of the preliminary hearing on the charges, Nathan Marah testified that he had been the general manager of a Steak & Shake restaurant in Johnson County since August 2016. On September 15, 2016, he received a ... More...   $0 (04-18-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. KEITH GREGORY ALLEN

Keith Gregory Allen appeals his conviction of battery, claiming that the district court erred in failing to suspend proceedings and hold a competency hearing pursuant to K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 22-3302. For the reasons stated herein, we agree, at least in part, with Allen's claim and remand for further proceedings.

On June 13, 2016, the State charged Allen with one count each of robbery, inti... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. CHRISTOPHER LEE JONES

On February 27, 2012, Jones entered into a plea agreement in two separate Saline County cases. Jones agreed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of theft of scrap metal in one case and to misdemeanor counts of theft and criminal damage in the second
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case. In exchange, the State agreed to dismiss the remaining felony charges of burglary in the second case. The State also agreed to re... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. WILLIAM DEWEY DOTSON

On April 29, 2014, a jury found Dotson guilty of one count of aggravated indecent liberties with a child, an off-grid person felony pursuant to K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 215506(b)(3)(A), (c)(3). At his sentencing, "Dotson, for an unknown reason, used the temple part of his eyeglasses to stab himself in the neck while the victim was testifying. The record reflects that Dotson passed out and medical help wa... More...   $0 (04-18-2018 - KS)

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