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Serena Nicole Farris v. The State of Texas

One day in February 2016, Arlington police officers Andrea Davis and
Charles Cisneros received a tip that Farris had an outstanding arrest warrant,
that she was likely possessing drugs or drug paraphernalia, and that she could
be found at Don’s Total Car Care. The officers confirmed that she had a warrant
and went to Don’s Total Car Care to arrest her. When they arrived, they... More...
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SEDRIC SUTTON a/k/a CEDRIC SUTTON a/k/a SEDRIC QUINTORUS SUTTON v. STATE OF MISSISSIPPI

The petitioner, John Michael Howell, appeals the portion of the Circuit Court of Wetzel County’s May 12, 2016, “Amended Entry of a Plea and Sentencing Order Amended” [sic] specifying that he will be eligible for parole consideration after serving a minimum of fifteen years in prison. He argues that pursuant to statute, he should be eligible for parole after ten years of incarceration. The State of... More...   $0 (04-16-2018 - MS)

JOSHUA ROBERTSON v. DALE CALL, et al Kansas Court Of Appeals

For a complete recitation of the facts and procedural history, see Robertson v. Call, No. 114,122, 2016 WL 4413321 (Kan. App. 2016) (unpublished opinion) (Robertson II), and Robertson v. Call, No. 112,132, 2015 WL 326677 (Kan. App. 2015) (unpublished opinion), rev. denied 301 Kan. 1047 (2015) (Robertson I). Relevant to this appeal, on February 21, 2014, Robertson filed a petition for writ of habea... More...   $0 (04-14-2018 - KS)

IBradley Vencent Cheeks v. The State of Texas Registered Sex Offender

On June 28, 2016, Tyler Police Department Officer Ben Jordan, while on patrol, observed a vehicle with an expired registration sticker and initiated a traffic stop. Appellant was the owner and driver of the vehicle. Brenton Coe was the passenger. Officer Jordan noticed that Appellant and Coe acted nervously, and asked Appellant for consent to search the vehicle, to which Appellant replied in th... More...   $0 (04-12-2018 - TX)

Jimmy Lee Garcia v. The State of Texas

Jimmy Lee Garcia was convicted of possession of a controlled substance and, after
the jury found two enhancement paragraphs to be true, was sentenced to life in prison.
See TEX. HEALTH & SAFETY CODE ANN. § 481.115(c) (West 2017). Because the evidence was
sufficient to prove Garcia possessed methamphetamine, the trial court conducted a
sufficient inquiry into the reasonablenes... More...
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Troy Michael Robino v. The State of Texas

When George Dubson attempted to pay for his order with a counterfeit twenty-dollar bill
at a fast-food restaurant in Kilgore, police were alerted. While responding to the police dispatch,
Sergeant Vance Callahan of the Kilgore Police Department stopped an automobile matching the
description of the one occupied by Dubson a short distance from the restaurant. Callahan identified More...
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STATE OF MONTANA v. CHANCE RYAN CONLEY

On May 19, 2015, Chance Ryan Conley (Conley) was given a deferred sentence
for two counts of criminal possession of dangerous drugs, methamphetamine. Conley
was placed on probation and assigned to probation officer Tom Fulton (Fulton).
Conley’s sentence contained numerous conditions and restrictions, including requiring
daily reporting to his probation officer, abstention fr... More...
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United States of America v. Melvin Thomas Northern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, GA - Former federal prison guard pleads guilty to accepting bribes to smuggle contraband into prison for inmates

Melvin Thomas, a former prison guard at the Atlanta United States Penitentiary (“USP”) has pleaded guilty to accepting bribe payments in exchange for smuggling contraband into the prison.

“Corruption in prisons undermines the public’s faith in the criminal jus... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. ANDREW JACKSON, III

Based on a drug trafficking investigation focusing on Mr. Jackson and 1016
Beardsley Street in Akron, police officers obtained a search warrant for the residence at 1016
Beardsley Street. On the day the search warrant was to be executed, police watched the
residence and waited until they saw Mr. Jackson and his sister leave the residence together in a
rental car. Police condu... More...
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State of Louisiana v. Latilo Omar Lewis

Defendant’s four-day trial began on October 10, 2016. Tensas Parish
Sheriff Ricky Jones testified that around 2:22 p.m. on November 6, 2015,
N.H. frantically ran into the sheriff’s office barefoot, wearing a pink
nightgown and black jogging pants. According to Sheriff Jones and Deputy
Betty Spillman Brown, N.H. was hysterical; she was crying and could barely
talk. The o... More...
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State of Louisiana v. Jamarcus M. Bates

On September 15, 2016, several Shreveport Police Department
(“SPD”) officers were dispatched to the McDonald’s at 7000 West 70th
Street, Shreveport, Louisiana, in response to a reported shooting. Upon their
arrival, the officers encountered Jeremy Brooks carrying a sword in a sheath.
Brooks claimed that two men, Ladamion Davis and Lakendrick Scroggins,
pulled a gun on hi... More...
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State of Louisiana v. Ralph David Turner, Jr.

On October 13, 2016, Turner was charged by bill of information with
the second degree battery of his mother, Nelwyn Turner, in violation of La.
R.S. 14:34.1, which occurred on or about July 23, 2016. The initial bill
incorrectly named the victim and, on December 19, 2016, was amended to
change the victim’s name to Ms. Turner. Also on December 19, 2016,
pursuant to a plea... More...
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STATE OF OHIO VS. RAYMOND SYKES

On July 9, 2016, Officer Dunkle was waiting at a red light in Youngtown with Officer Trimble as her passenger. Officer Trimble saw Appellant drive past in a Lexus SUV with one passenger. He knew Appellant from prior encounters, including driving under suspension encounters. (Tr. 138, 142, 156-157). Officer Trimble noticed the occupants of the Lexus staring at the police car and “uncomfortably ... More...   $0 (04-03-2018 - Oh)

GARY ROBINSON, JR. V. STATE OF ARKANSAS

On April 16, 2015, appellant was pulled over by Officer Richard Shumate of the
Conway Police Department for traffic violations—failure to stop at an intersection and the
1Appellant was also convicted of possession of a controlled substance with the purpose to deliver methamphetamine, less than two grams, a Class B felony, in violation of Arka... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. CLINTON KEITH EVANS

Law enforcement officers in Ellis County received a report of a domestic dispute at the residence of Clinton Keith Evans between Evans and his live-in girlfriend, Jessica Sain. When officers arrived at the house, Evans—who was naked at the time—drove his car backwards into a tree and fled to his neighbor's house. Officers later arrested Evans and, as they spoke with his roommates, noticed the st... More...   $0 (04-01-2018 - KS)

STATE OF IOWA vs. CHRIS AARON FRAKES

On November 6, 2015, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant
at Frakes’s home. Officers based the warrant application on an anonymous tip
received three months earlier and on the reports from a named informant familiar
with Frakes’s drug distribution.
While searching Frakes’s home, officers discovered plastic baggies, scales,
drug paraphernalia, a small quan... More...
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STATE OF NEW JERSEY v. RICKY RICHARDSON, a/k/a MARK RICHARDSON

Defendant Ricky Richardson appeals from the denial of his
motion to suppress controlled dangerous substances that Detective
Keith Walcott of the New Brunswick Police Department found inside
an opaque plastic bag defendant allegedly tossed out a window just
after police entered the house, in which he was located, to execute
an arrest warrant for unrelated individuals. He a... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. GARVIN S. BRADSHAW

This is an appeal from a Scioto County Common Pleas Court judgment of
conviction and sentence. A jury found Garvin S. Bradshaw, defendant below and appellant
herein, guilty of three offenses: (1) trafficking in heroin, in violation of R.C. 2925.03(A)(2); (2)
possession of heroin, in violation of R.C. 2925.11(A); and (3) tampering with evidence, in
violation of R.C. 2921.12(A)(... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. JINETTA L. THOMPSON

On August 19, 2015, the Seneca County Grand Jury indicted Thompson
on six counts, including: Count One of trafficking in cocaine in violation of R.C.
2925.03(A)(1), (C)(4)(b), a fourth-degree felony; Count Two of trafficking in
cocaine in violation of R.C. 2925.03(A)(1), (C)(4)(a), a fifth-degree felony; Count
Three of trafficking in cocaine in violation of R.C. 2925.03(A)(1),... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Calvin Lyndell Dibrell

In April 2015, the Knox County Grand Jury charged the defendant, in a 12count indictment, with two alternative counts of possession with intent to sell or deliver less than 200 grams of oxycodone within 1,000 feet of an elementary school; two alternative counts of possession with intent to sell or deliver dihydrocodeinone within 1,000 feet of an elementary school; two alternative counts of posessi... More...   $0 (03-28-2018 - TN)

STATE OF OHIO v. MARLON D. FRYE

Jana E. Emerick On December 15, 2016, the Allen County Grand Jury indicted Frye on
three counts, including: Count One of having weapons while under disability in
violation of R.C. 2923.13(A)(3), (B), a third-degree felony, Count Two of tampering
with evidence in violation of R.C. 2921.12(A)(1), (B), a third-degree felony, and
Count Three of aggravated possession of drugs in v... More...
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Pamela Sue Wolfe v. The State of Texas

Wise County Sheriff�s Office Sergeants Stopped Appellant After Receiving a Tip, Corroborating It, and Seeing Her Commit a Traffic Violation.
A confidential informant (CI) with whom Sergeant Chad Lanier of the Wise
County Sheriff�s Office had worked in the past and found reliable told the
sergeant that Appellant had been getting methamphetamine in Dallas,
transporting it bac... More...
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United States of America v. William Eugene Hines Western District of Kentucky Federal Courthouse - Louisville, Kentucky

Not all search warrant affidavits include the same ingredients.
It is the mix that courts review to decide whether evidence generated from the search may be
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used or must be suppressed. Some affidavits describe in fine detail a confidential informant’s
reliability, whereas others emphasize the tipster’s basis of knowledge. Some discuss... More...
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STATE OF IOWA vs. DAVID MIKEL ROBBINS

On April 7, 2014, Marshalltown Police obtained a search warrant and a
S.W.A.T. team executed the warrant on a residence occupied by Robbins. Officers
found approximately one-half pound of methamphetamine, approximately two
pounds of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and cash. An officer spoke with Robbins
following the search and asked him who occupied the northwest bedroom wher... More...
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Trey Sims v. Kenneth E. Laboriwtz, Administrator Eastern District of Virginia - Federal Courthouse - Alexandria, Virginia

In 2014, David E. Abbott, a detective with the Manassas City Police Department in Virginia, investigated allegations that 17-year-old Trey Sims used his cellular telephone to send sexually explicit photographs and video recordings of himself to his 15-year-old girlfriend. During the course of the investigation, Abbott obtained a search warrant authorizing photographs of Sims’ naked body, including... More...   $0 (03-24-2018 - VA)

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