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State of Ohio v. Howard A. Gibson

By indictment filed January 12, 2017, plaintiff-appellee, State of Ohio, charged Gibson with one count of rape in violation of R.C. 2907.02, a first-degree felony; and one count of kidnapping in violation of R.C. 2905.01, a first-degree felony. Gibson initially entered a plea of not guilty.

{¶ 3} Subsequently, on August 9, 2017, Gibson withdrew his previously entered not-guilty plea an... More...
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State of Ohio v. Steven H. Dornoff, Jr.

On September 3, 2015, appellant was charged in a six-count indictment with three counts of rape with firearm specifications, one count of felonious assault with a sexual motivation specification, one count of felonious assault with firearm and sexual motivation specifications and one count of kidnapping with a sexual motivation specification. Appellant entered a plea of not guilty. The char... 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)

STATE OF OHIO v. WILLIAM D. MORGAN

On June 18, 2010, Morgan entered into a plea agreement and pled guilty to
numerous felony offenses, including three counts of aggravated robbery, three counts of
kidnapping, three counts of possessing criminal tools, and four counts of tampering with
evidence. In exchange for Morgan’s guilty plea, the State agreed to dismiss all
specifications attached to the charges, which i... More...
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Adam Harris Milligan v. The State of Texas

Appellant was indicted for multiple offenses involving the same complainant including aggravated kidnapping, burglary of a habitation with intent to commit a felony, and several counts of aggravated sexual assault. Appellant requested counsel and counsel was appointed to represent him on August 10, 2015. The offenses were complicated. Numerous pretrial filings, notices of

–2– int... More...
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Mark A. Emerson v. State of Indiana

In June 2015, Emerson and his then-wife Lara had separated but not yet
divorced. The two had one child together, and Lara had two other children
from a previous relationship. After the split, Lara and her children remained in
the marital home in Anderson, while Emerson stayed with a friend in
Indianapolis. At this time, Lara was in a romantic relationship with Cody Gay
(“G... More...
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Robert Aguilar v. The State of Texas

Aguilar was indicted for capital murder. Before trial, he moved to suppress the statements
he made to Detective Lawrence Saiz confessing to his participation in the murder. At the pretrial
hearing, Aguilar’s attorney argued his statement was not freely and voluntarily given because of
the references he made to being in fear for his own safety and the safety of his family, and of t... More...
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Tyquan Guzman v. The State of Texas

Tyquan Hassan Guzman was indicted for three offenses arising from two events: an
aggravated robbery against Robert Gilardi and an aggravated kidnapping and aggravated robbery of
Wendy Gueorguiev committed two days after the robbery against Gilardi. All three indictments were
consolidated for trial without objection.
Among the witnesses at trial were Guzman’s victims, Gilardi and G... More...
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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)

Lavar Monte Thompson vs State of Florida

Bill and Connie Couch lived in Lake Butler. Their property comprised a mobile home, several outbuildings, and a camper trailer Mr. Couch called his “man cave.” The Couches’ daughter,
Chloe, and Mrs. Couch’s son from a previous relationship lived with them on the property. In January 2012, Ronald Griffis knocked on the Couches’ front door, offering to pave their driveway. After some negotiati... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. FRANK L. HERRINGTON

On November 9, 2016, Herrington was named in a four-count indictment charging
him with two counts of rape, and one count each of complicity to commit rape and kidnapping.
The case was tried to the bench and the following evidence was presented.
{¶3} In the late evening of November 15, 1996, the victim, who was nine-months
pregnant, left her sister’s house after a cookout and... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. RONALD J. REED

In May 2016, Reed was charged with one count each of felonious assault, abduction, and domestic violence. These charges arose out of a physical altercation with his girlfriend. {¶3} In August 2016, Reed pled guilty, pursuant to a plea agreement with the state, to attempted felonious assault, abduction, and domestic violence. At the outset of the plea hearing, the assistant county prosecu... More...   $0 (08-04-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO -vs- MATTHEW D. RAUSENBERG

On March 11, 2015, Detective Jason Campbell of the Delaware County
Sheriff's Office received a referral from the Columbus Police Department relative to the
sexual assault of a juvenile. Detective Campbell met with the juvenile on March 12, 2015.
{¶3} The sixteen year-old female juvenile (N.J.) stated she had been sexually
assaulted by her teacher while a student at Olentangy Ar... More...
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STATE OF OHIO -vs- CLARENCE NORRIS

On April 26, 2014, appellant, along with several other individuals, invaded
a home. They entered with a firearm and a taser gun, and one of them stole a gun from
a kitchen drawer inside the house. After kicking in the door, they searched the home and
threatened the owner and her two young children. They tased the homeowner and
demanded money.
{¶ 3} Appellant was later indi... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. ANTHONY J. BROWN

On June 8, 2017, the Montgomery County Grand Jury returned a two-count indictment charging Brown with felonious assault in violation of R.C. 2903.11(A)(1) and domestic violence in violation of R.C. 2919.25(A). Approximately two months later, on August 18, 2017, the State issued a re-indictment that added one count of kidnapping in violation of R.C. 2905.01(A)(2). The charges stemmed from a ... More...   $0 (08-04-2018 - OH)

State of New Mexico v. Ruben Gonzalez

Las Cruces, NM - Jury Finds Defendant Guilty of Kidnapping But Finds Him Innocent on Other Charges

The State of New Mexico charged Ruben Gonzalez, age 58, with third-degree criminal sexual penetration, first-degree kidnapping and three misdemeanor counts of sexual contact in connection with an August 2017 attack.


Charges:

Party Count Seq # Statute Charge Class C... More...
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DANIEL L. CALHOUN v. STATE OF KANSAS

Daniel L. Calhoun appeals the trial court's denial of his K.S.A. 601507 motion following a preliminary hearing. On appeal, Calhoun argues that the trial court's judgment denying his K.S.A. 60-1507 motion was erroneous. Calhoun contends that he was entitled to a new trial on his nine felony convictions based on trial errors, ineffective assistance of trial counsel, and ineffective assistance of app... More...   $0 (08-02-2018 - )

STATE OF OHIO v. RICHARD LAWLESS

This Court previously set forth the factual background of this case in Mr.
Lawless’s direct appeal as follows:
The two victims in this case, S.D. and R.K., are recovering heroin addicts. At the time of the events giving rise to Mr. Lawless’s convictions, S.D. and R.K. were both active users of heroin and Mr. Lawless was their supplier. Around that same time, Gary Hubbard, Jr., Director ... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. LARRY ARTHUR McGOWAN

McGowan and the state reached a plea agreement under which McGowan agreed to
plead guilty in three criminal cases pending against him. Pursuant to the plea agreement, the
parties agreed to recommend an aggregate prison sentence of 25 years to life on all three cases.
{¶3} First, in Cuyahoga C.P. No. CR-15-594005-A, McGowan pled guilty to 24 counts
consisting of rape, kidnapp... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. RANDALL WILLIAMS

Randall Williams pled guilty in the Montgomery County Court of Common
Pleas to three counts of kidnapping, two counts of aggravated burglary, two counts of
aggravated robbery, and one count each of safecracking, having weapons while under
disability, ethnic intimidation, and receiving stolen property. Eight of the counts included
a firearm specification, to which he also pled... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. ROY D. BROWN

Roy D. Brown appeals the trial court's judgment denying his presentencing motion to withdraw plea. He also challenges an alleged error concerning his journal entry of judgment. Brown's plea withdrawal argument hinges on his belief the trial court abused its discretion when it found that his attorneys did not coerce him to accept his plea agreement or to enter his plea. Brown also argues that his... More...   $0 (07-28-2018 - KS)

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA v. SHAWN RAYNARD ROSS

On February 17, 2017, the Brule County Grand Jury indicted Shawn Ross on one count of third-degree burglary in violation of SDCL 22-32-8 and one count of intentional damage to property in violation of SDCL 22-34-1(2). Ross pleaded not guilty. Thereafter, the State and Ross entered into a plea agreement. At a hearing on May 16, 2017, pursuant to the plea agreement, Ross pleaded guilty to third-d... More...   $0 (07-27-2018 - SD)

United States of America v. Lynn Terrance Breckenridge, II United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas - Hot Springs, Arkansas Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Hot Springs, AR - Hot Springs Man Sentenced To Over 33 Years In Federal Prison For Kidnapping And Aggravated Sexual Abuse By Force

Lynn Terrance Breckenridge II, age 28, of Hot Springs, Arkansas was sentenced today to 405 months in federal prison followed by a term of supervised release for the remainder of his life on one count each of Kidnapping and Aggravated Sexual Abuse by Force. The... More...
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Reginald Desmond Wallace a/k/a Reginald Wallace v. State of Mississippi

Antonio Wallace, Demarcus Timmons, Kimberly Gates, Kenisa Rush, and Reginald
Wallace each acted in some measure in the robbery of a Sand Dollar store and the kidnapping
of its employee. They planned to take the store’s deposit bags from a store employee,
Kimberly Lewis, when she left the store to make a bank deposit. On November 28, 2011,
Timmons, Gates, and Reginald, in a car ow... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Larry Allen Stumbo

This case arises from the Defendant breaking into the victim’s home and raping her at gunpoint, following which he stole a television set and forced her into her vehicle and drove her to a nearby gas station. The Defendant was observed by law enforcement driving the victim’s stolen vehicle after he dropped her off at the gas station; when officers pursued the Defendant, hefailed to yield and, aft... More...   $0 (07-26-2018 - TN)

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