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STATE OF OHIO vs. JASON L. PITTS

On January 5, 2017, a Medina County jail inmate, J.W., reported to a housing officer that his wife, H.W., was at the Motel 6 in Medina Township waiting for her drug dealer. The housing officer relayed this information to Sergeant Donald Boone who in turn relayed the information to the director of the Medina County Drug Task Force, Gary Hubbard. According to Sergeant Boone, the housing officer ... More...   $0 (08-14-2018 - OH)

Mark C. James v. Sam Woods; Stephanie Welborn Eastern District of Louisiana Federal Courthouse - New Orleans, Louisiana Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

This appeal—interwoven with a custody dispute—arrives in our court following a father’s report of sexual misconduct inflicted on his child by the child’s stepfather. Upon investigation by the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office, the stepfather was arrested and charged with aggravated incest. A state-court jury ultimately acquitted him at trial, and he later filed these malicious-prosecution and in... More...   $0 (08-14-2018 - LA)

Malcolm Kelso v. Christine A. Butler, et al. Western District of Louisiana Federal Courthouse - Lafayette, Louisiana

After plaintiff Malcolm Kelso rested his case, opposing counsel moved for judgment as a matter of law pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 50. The district court granted the motion. Kelso requests that we reverse and remand, contending that the motion did not “specify . . . the law and facts that entitle[d] the movant to the judgment.”1 We affirm the district court’s judgment.
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STATE OF OHIO v. THOMAS E. KUBAT

On September 12, 2012, appellant was charged with unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and rape in a 22 count indictment. Counts 1 through 11 were for unlawful sexual conduct with a minor (one count for each month between September of 2011 and July of 2012). Counts 12-22 were for rape (one count for each month between September of 2011 and July of 2012). The victim in all of the charges was a mino... More...   $0 (08-14-2018 - OH)

State of Ohio v. Alonzo Bonner, Jr.

On August 11, 2016, Bonner was indicted on one count of felonious assault in violation of R.C. 2903.11(A)(1), a second-degree felony, along with a repeat violent offender (“RVO”) specification. Previously, Bonner served nine years in prison after being convicted of felonious assault with a firearm. State v. Bonner, Erie C.P. No. 2007-CR-487. Bonner pleaded not guilty to the charge of felon... More...   $0 (08-14-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO -vs- GEORGE HERBERT SWOGGER

Swogger and K. P. had been in a romantic relationship for eight months. On June 22, 2017, they were living together at 601 Brown Ave. N.W., Apt #1, in Canton, Ohio. At approximately, 7:45 p.m. the two got into a disagreement. Swogger pulled K.P. from the porch into the house by her hair, struck her about the face, grabbed her around the neck and strangled her. {¶3} Canton City police offi... More...   $0 (08-14-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO -vs- PEDRO MONTALVO, JR.

The relevant procedural facts leading to this appeal are as follows. {¶4} The investigation into Appellant Pedro Montalvo began on October 3, 2014, when Detective Rick Steller was checking law enforcement software which had downloaded child pornography from a computer in Mount Vernon, Ohio. (T. at 134). Det. Steller is a member of the Grove City Police Department, assigned to the Franklin Cou... More...   $0 (08-14-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO -vs- JONATHAN WASHINGTON

This case began on October 21, 2016 when appellant accosted Dominique Granger and forced him into a red Grand Am. Mr. Granger reported that appellant robbed and kidnapped him from his residence on October 21, 2016. He testified that he was exiting his home when appellant struck him in the head with a gun and forced him into the driver's seat of a red Pontiac Grand Am, a vehicle owned by Mr. G... More...   $0 (08-14-2018 - OH)

United States of America v. Prempeh Ernest Agyemang Eastern District of North Carolina Federal Courthouse - Raleigh, North Carolina

Raleigh, NC - Justice Department Secures the Denaturalization of Individual Convicted of Sexual Abuse by a Substitute Parent/Custodian

On August 8, 2018, Chief Judge James C. Dever III of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina entered an order that revoked the naturalized U.S. citizenship of a child sex offender, restrained and enjoined him from claiming any ri... More...
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United States of Amrica v. Ancient Coin Collectors Guild District of Maryland Federal Courthouse - Baltimore, Maryland

This appeal is pursued by the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild (the “Guild”) from the judgment in the District of Maryland ordering forfeiture to the United States of seven ancient Cypriot coins and eight ancient Chinese coins, which were imported into this country by the Guild. Incorporated within its challenge to the propriety of the district court’s summary judgment decision, the Guild contests th... More...   $0 (08-14-2018 - MD)

Bryan Manning v. Donald Caldwell Western District of Virginia Federal Courthouse - Roanoke, Virginia

Virginia law criminalizes the possession, purchase, or consumption of alcohol by someone who has been interdicted by a Virginia court. Interdiction is a civil order designating that a person is a “habitual drunkard” or has been convicted of driving while intoxicated. In this case, a group of homeless people suffering from alcoholism challenged the constitutionality of Virginia’s interdiction statu... More...   $0 (08-14-2018 - VA)

STATE OF OHIO v. MICHAEL TYLER SIBOLE

On the morning of April 4, 2017, John Scroggins, a HUD housing inspector, was driving between properties in Springfield, Ohio. While driving on East Street, a woman ran across the street in front of him pursued by a man. The woman screamed, “ ‘Help me.’ ” (Tr. 104). Scroggins slowed and watched as the man tackled the woman to the ground. The man then pulled her up by her hair and pulled her ba... More...   $0 (08-13-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. JAMES F. COYLE

On February 1, 2017, Coyle’s wife, Erin Coyle, filed a report with the Butler Township Police Department in which she alleged that, the night before, Coyle had physically abused and forcibly restrained her in their residence during a protracted marital dispute; she also alleged that, during a previous dispute on January 23, 2017, Coyle had destroyed a laptop computer belonging to her employer.... More...   $0 (08-13-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. TIMOTHY E. BRADLEY

Timothy E. Bradley appeals from his conviction and sentence following a
guilty plea to one count of attempted felonious assault, a third-degree felony.
{¶ 2} Bradley advances two assignments of error related to the 30-month prison
sentence he received. First, he contends the trial court violated the purposes of felony
sentencing. Specifically, he asserts that the trial court “e... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. GERMAINE EVANS

The record shows that on December 15, 2015, Evans was charged in
juvenile court with aggravated robbery, carrying concealed weapons, and receiving
stolen property. The following day, the state filed a motion asking the juvenile court
to relinquish jurisdiction under Juv.R. 30. Evans filed a motion in opposition, in
which he challenged the constitutionality of the mandatory-bi... More...
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THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS v. WILLIS REESE

Defendant Willis Reese was charged with several offenses, including aggravated vehicular hijacking (720 ILCS 5/18-4(a)(3) (West 2006)), vehicular invasion (720 ILCS 5/12-11.1 (West 2006)), attempted armed robbery (720 ILCS 5/8-4, 18-2 (West 2006)), and escape (720 ILCS 5/31-6 (West 2006)). The public defender was appointed to represent defendant, but defendant subsequently informed the trial court... More...   $0 (08-13-2018 - IL)

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS v. DENNIS L. BAILEY

In July 2004, defendant was charged with one count of residential burglary and one count of disarming a peace officer. The circuit court allowed defendant’s public defender to withdraw, and defendant proceeded pro se at his 2005 jury trial. Defendant was found guilty as charged and was sentenced to concurrent prison terms of 24 years on each of the two counts. On direct appeal, defendant’s sole cl... More...   $0 (08-13-2018 - IL)

Diamonte William Baker v. State of Indiana

Baker met Stephanie Miller in September 2016. They began a romantic relationship, and Baker moved into Miller’s apartment the following month. On January 22, 2017, after the pair had an argument, Miller tried to exit the apartment. However, Baker blocked her by standing in front of the door. When Miller turned her back on Baker, he stabbed her in the back with “a survival knife.” Tr. Vol... More...   $0 (08-13-2018 - IN)

United States of America v. Shawn Edmonds Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA - Former Department of Veterans Affairs Employee Pleads Guilty to Fraud Against His Former Employer

Shawn Edmonds, a 43-year old resident of Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty on August 9, 2018 before the Honorable Gerald J. Pappert to five counts of wire fraud and three counts of aggravated identify theft related to a scheme to defraud the Department of Veterans ... More...
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Caleb Bixler v. State of Indiana

In August of 2015, Bixler, Keith Cornwell (Cornwell), Ricky Ogden (Ogden), John Murphy (Murphy), and Ron Trahan (Trahan) were all residing in a two story house located on the east side of Indianapolis, Indiana. Trahan occupied the downstairs bedroom. One of the two upstairs bedrooms was shared by Ogden and Murphy, while Cornwell and Bixler shared the other. Cornwell did not get along with T... More...   $0 (08-12-2018 - IN)

Sherry Vernell Webb v. State of Indiana

On March 31, 2017, Malinda Solomon drove her vehicle to pick up Robert Crisler at an apartment building, parked her vehicle in the parking lot, entered the building, knocked on the door to Robert and his wife Ethel’s apartment, and was let inside. Webb, who lived in a neighboring apartment, was in the apartment with Robert and Ethel. At some point, Webb stood up and said “that’s the b---- t... More...   $0 (08-12-2018 - IN)

Charles A. Pickering v. State of Indiana

On January 11, 2017, Pickering met S.B., a sixty-three-year-old homeless
woman, at a shelter in South Bend, and he invited her to come with him to an
apartment where he was staying. Pickering and S.B. drank some beer and
vodka, and then Pickering started to undress. S.B. told Pickering that she did
not want to have sex with him, but he grabbed her hair and forced her to
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Lonnie Martin Williams v. The State of Texas

On June 1, 2017, Williams was indicted for two counts of aggravated robbery and one count of possession of a substance in penalty group one in an amount less than a gram. See id. § 29.03, TEX. HEALTH & SAFETY CODE ANN. § 481.115(b) (West, Westlaw through 2017 1st C.S.). The two aggravated robbery counts were enhanced due to Williams’s prior felony conviction. On October 16, 2017, the case was c... More...   $0 (08-12-2018 - TX)

Joshua D. Lemons v. The State of Texas

Lemons was charged with possession of a controlled substance for possessing methamphetamine on March 14, 2008. See TEX. HEALTH & SAFETY CODE ANN. § 481.115. Lemons was subsequently charged with bail jumping on June 27, 2008. See TEX. PENAL CODE ANN. § 38.10. On January 26 2009, Lemons pleaded guilty in both cases1 and was placed on five years’ deferred adjudication probation. In May 2009... More...   $0 (08-12-2018 - TX)

Property California SCJLW One Corporation v. Kris Leamy

Defendants Robin and Kris Leamy appeal from a final judgment entered in favor
of plaintiff Property California SCJLW One Corporation. The judgment was entered
based on an order granting plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment regarding a
settlement agreement (Agreement) involving attorney fees that contained a standard
general release. Defendants contend summary judgment was improp... More...
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