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Possession of a Firearm Law
 
ERIC BENARD ROUNDS v. STATE OF ARKANSAS

Eric Rounds appeals from the sentencing order entered by the Pulaski County Circuit Court after a conditional plea of guilty. He challenges the court’s denial of his motion to suppress. We reverse and remand.
On November 26, 2016, Rounds was stopped by Little Rock police officer, Sergeant Jeffrey Plunkett, and a firearm was found in Rounds’s possession. He had a prior felony convi... More...
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IIG Wireless, Inc. v. John Yi and Lauren Kim

The parties appeal and cross-appeal a judgment after a jury trial in this
business dispute. Plaintiff and cross-defendant IIG Wireless, Inc. (IIG) obtained a
judgment of $401,860 against defendant and cross-complainant John Yi. IIG also sued
Lauren Kim, Yi’s fiancée, who moved for and was granted a nonsuit during trial. Yi
obtained a judgment on his cross-complaint for $122,000, re... More...
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United States of America v. Karen D'Onofrio v. Vacation Publications, Inc. d/b/a Vacations To Go Southern District of Texas Courthouse - Houston, Texas

In this employment dispute, Karen D’Onofrio sued her former employer,
Vacations to Go (“VTG” or “Vacation”), a division of Vacation Publications, Inc.,
the largest seller of ocean-going cruises in the world, for interfering with her
rights under the Family Medical Leave Act. Vacation counter sued, alleging
that Karen and her husband, Michael D’Onofrio, breached Karen’s covenant
... More...
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Ramiro Aguilar v. The State of Texas COURT OF APPEALS EIGHTH DISTRICT OF TEXAS

Ramiro filed a motion to suppress the evidence and the trial court conducted a pretrial
hearing. The trial court denied the motion to suppress and issued findings of facts and conclusions
of law.
Suppression Hearing
Dallas Police Officer Christopher Cooley testified that on January 26, 2013, at
approximately 3:00 a.m., he conducted a traffic stop on an unregistered ve... More...
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Peggy Louise Whitted v. The State of Texas

Peggy Louise Whitted was placed on deferred adjudication community supervision
for the offense of possession of a controlled substance. See Tex. Health & Safety Code § 481.115
(setting out offense of possession of controlled substance listed in penalty group one); Tex. Code
Crim. Proc. art. 42A.101 (authorizing trial courts to place defendants “on deferred adjudication
community s... More...
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United States of America v. Isiah Kirkman and Malik Thomas Eastern District of North Carolina Federal Courthouse - Raleigh, North Carolina

Raleigh, NC - Two Snow Hill Men Sentenced Following Same-Day Armed Robberies of Goldsboro Bank and Convenience Store

Chief United States District Judge James C. Dever, III sentenced two Snow Hill men, ISIAH KIRKMAN, 24, to 113 months of imprisonment followed by 5 years of supervised release and MALIK THOMAS, 22, to 98 months of imprisonment followed by 5 years of supervised release.
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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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STATE OF KANSAS v. DAVID S. HANKE

According to testimony at the hearing on Hanke's motion to suppress the evidence, as Sergeant Jason Thompson of the Newton Police Department pulled his patrol car into the well-lit parking lot of a Kwik Shop convenience store around 2 a.m., he noticed a van with its engine running parked in a stall in front of the store. Thompson drove through the parking lot and stopped to talk to an acquaintance... More...   $0 (04-23-2018 - )

State of Nebraska v. James Cotton

On August 7, 2015, Cotton shot and killed Trevor Bare.
During the evening prior to the shooting, Bare saw Cotton in
the apartment immediately above his own. Because Cotton and
Bare had a negative history together, Bare confronted Cotton
and an argument ensued. After the initial altercation, Bare and
his girlfriend, McKayla Burnette, left the apartment house. A
couple of hou... More...
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STATE OF IOWA vs. CHARLES EARL JONES Iowa Court of Appeals

Charles Jones was convicted of robbery in the first degree, in violation of
Iowa Code section 711.2 (2016), going armed with intent, in violation of Iowa Code
section 708.8, carrying weapons, in violation of Iowa Code section 724.4, and
making a false report to law enforcement, in violation of Iowa Code section 718.6.
In this appeal, Jones challenges the sufficiency of the evi... More...
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STATE OF IOWA vs. DANIELLE ABANG-NTUEN

On July 14, 2015, Danielle Abang-Ntuen, her sister, Beatrice Abang-Ntuen,
and their mother, Wonetah Einfeldt,1 went to the home of Mulika Vinson to resolve
a dispute between Danielle and Mulika. A physical altercation eventually ensued
between Danielle, Beatrice, and Wonetah against Mulika, but the parties dispute
the order of events and who initiated the exchange. Mulika was... More...
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JAMES LARAIL SHARP, JR. v. STATE OF ARKANSAS

Appellant was charged in the Sebastian County Circuit Court with one count of
murder in the first degree, a Class Y felony; two counts of aggravated robbery, a Class Y
felony; and one count of kidnapping, a Class Y felony. The charges arose from an event
that occurred on January 23, 2016, and the victim was identified as Kaleb Glenn Watson.
Bailey Smith testified that on Janua... More...
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STATE OF LOUISIANA V. CHRISTOPHER HUTSELL

In March 2015, Mr. Hutsell and the victim, Julia Anderson (―Ms.
Anderson‖), had been in a romantic relationship for about twenty-one or twenty
two days. Both were part of a traveling community and were in New Orleans
during this time period. On March 19, 2015, around 10:00 p.m., the couple, along
with their three dogs, were in the parking lot of the McDonald‘s (... More...
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STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS PHARAOH BRAZELL

On August 22, 2014, defendant was charged by grand jury indictment with
(Count 1) attempted first degree murder, (Count 2) aggravated rape,2 and (Count 3)second degree kidnapping of K.H.3 At his arraignment on August 27, 2015,
defendant pled not guilty to all charges. On January 5, 2016, the State amended
Count 1 of the indictment from attempted first degree murder, a violation of... More...
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State of Louisiana v. Billy R. Meadows, Jr.

On January 10, 2017, Billy R. Meadows pled guilty to second degree
cruelty to a juvenile, and was subsequently adjudicated a fourth felony
offender pursuant to La. R.S. 15:529.1. As a result of the habitual offender
adjudication, Meadows’ sentence was enhanced from 40 years of
imprisonment at hard labor to imprisonment for the rest of his natural life.
Meadows urges the f... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. TANNER LINN WHEELER

On September 15, 2015, Wheeler pled guilty to one count of possession of methamphetamine. On July 11, 2016, the district court sentenced Wheeler to 24 months' imprisonment and granted probation for 12 months to be supervised by community corrections.

At a hearing on February 27, 2017, the district court found that Wheeler was in violation of the conditions of his probation by failing to... More...
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ELIJAH N. RAMDORSINGH v. STATE OF KANSAS

In September 2010, the State charged Ramdorsingh with one count of possession of cocaine and one count of driving while suspended in Shawnee County case No. 10 CR 1630. In January 2011, the State charged Ramdorsingh in Shawnee County case No. 11 CR 95 with two counts of kidnapping, two counts of conspiracy to commit kidnapping, two counts of aggravated burglary, two counts of conspiracy to commit ... More...   $0 (04-21-2018 - KS)

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)

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...
   $0 (04-20-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. Sylvester Mitchell District of Nevada Federal Courthouse - Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas, NV - Las Vegas Man Charged With Selling Hundreds Of Firearms Without A License

A Las Vegas man who allegedly sold hundreds of firearms without a license, some of which were subsequently used in crimes, was charged in federal court on April 19, 2018.

Sylvester Mitchell, 47, made his initial appearance in court before U.S. District Magistrate Judge Peggy Leen. He was cha... More...
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United States of America v. Mario Antonio Alicea District of Montana Federal Courthouse - Helena, Montana

Helena, MT - Helena Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Firearm Offense

Mario Antonio Alicea, a 28-year-old Helena resident, was sentenced today to 37 months in prison followed by 3 years supervised release after pleading guilty to felon in possession of firearms on November 16, 2017. U.S. District Judge Charles C. Lovell handed down the sentence.

On April 25, 2016, Alicea sold... More...
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United States of America v. Raul Efrain Lopez District of Idaho Federal Courthouse - Boise, Idaho

Boise, ID - Nampa Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Gun Charge

Raul Efrain Lopez Jr., 36, of Nampa, Idaho, pleaded guilty on April 2, 2018 to unlawful possession of a firearm. The indictment alleged that Lopez possessed a firearm after previously being convicted of a felony crime.

According to court documents, in November 2017, law enforcement stopped Lopez while he was driving in Na... 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. Steve Martin Arizona District Federal Courthouse - Tucson, Arizona

Tucson, AZ - Tucson Man Sentenced to Prison for Threatening to Kill Congresswoman

Steve Martan, 58, of Tucson, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Cindy K. Jorgenson to 15 months’ imprisonment. Martan had previously pleaded guilty to three counts of influencing, impeding, or retaliating against a federal official by threatening.

On May 2, 4, and 10, 2017, Martan lef... 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...
   $0 (04-19-2018 - TX)

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