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State of New Jersey v. Cumberland County Courthouse, Mays Landing, New Jersey

Mays Landing, NJ - Jury Convicts Two Of Shooting Police Officer

The State of New Jersey charged Demetris Cross, age 30, and Martel Chisolm, age 31, with attempted murder, aggravated assault, robbery, obstruction, resisting arrest and conspiracy to commit aggravated assault and robbery.

Officers Josh Vadell and Thomas McCabe responded on September 2016 to a report of a robbery. ... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. DANIEL BARLETT

At trial, the witnesses presented varying and sometimes conflicting versions of the context that led to this prosecution. We have pared down the factual background to what we deem important for resolution of the issues.

Around 2007, Barlett and Chad Ford formed a rap group called Wicked Wayz. Unable to agree on finances, Barlett and Ford ended their venture in 2010 or 2011. Barlett cont... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. GREGORY MARK GEORGE, JR.

George was convicted by a jury of kidnapping, rape, aggravated robbery, and aggravated intimidation of a witness or victim. The basic facts as established in the direct appeal of his convictions include:

"R.L., a clerk at a Lansing convenience store, testified that on December 21, 2004, George entered the store, told R.L. he 'wanted the money,' and showed her a gun. R.L. handed George c... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. CLIFTON A. SATTERWHITE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SIXTH CIRCUIT

On January 22, 2016, the government filed a criminal complaint against Satterwhite alleging that he participated in a number of robberies in the Columbus, Ohio area. The complaint requested an arrest warrant against Satterwhite for interstate robbery, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1951, felon in possession of a firearm, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g), and brandishing a firearm during a crime of... More...   $0 (06-22-2018 - OH)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. CHISTOPHER WELSHANS

In February 2014, the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General determined that child pornography was being shared by an Internet Protocol (IP) address associated with a subscriber later identified as Welshans’s aunt. Law enforcement agents executed a search warrant on her home on March 21, 2014 at 7:30 a.m. The agents found no child pornography, but learned that Welshans, who lived nearby, used t... More...   $0 (06-21-2018 - PA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JUAN H. RAMOS

Ramos’s status as a career offender is dictated by his criminal record, which includes several prior felony convictions. First, in July 1998, Ramos “threw a brick at the nose of a 10-year-old child,” who then required medical treatment at a local hospital.1 As a result, Ramos pled guilty to aggravated assault in the Philadelphia County Common Pleas Court.2 Second, in October 1999, Ramos was app... More...   $0 (06-21-2018 - PA)

Ronnie Bruce vs. The State of Florida

In 1972, Ronnie Bruce (“Bruce”) was convicted after a jury trial of robbery,
assault with the intent to commit murder, and unlawful possession of a firearm
while engaged in a criminal offense, and he was sentenced to life in prison with the
possibility of parole. Because Bruce was a juvenile at the time he committed these
offenses, he filed a motion to vacate his sentence on A... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Marquel Stewart

The instant offense occurred on August 11, 2013, as Kyle Foster, the victim, was withdrawing money from an automated teller machine (ATM). A t that time, the Defendant robbed the victimat gunpointand attempted to escape in the victim’s car. The Defendant could not start the car, ran behind a nearby building, and then into a forest across the street. The police were called, and, followinga K-9 s... More...   $0 (06-21-2018 - TN)

Bobby Chism v. State of Tennessee COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS OF TENNESSEE

At this hearing, the State provided a recitation of the facts supporting entry of the Petitioner’s guilty plea:
[H]ad [this case] gone to trial [the] State would have shown on July 22[], 2014[,] officers in the Memphis Police Department responded to a robbery called at [the victims’ apartment].

The victim, [V.P.] . . . indicated she was sleeping in her bedroom, a male woke her up po... More...
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United States of America v. Ramon Cobena Duenas United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida - Miami, Florida

After trial by jury, Ramon Cobena Duenas was convicted of conspiring to exchange counterfeit currency, and dealing in counterfeit currency, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 371 and 473. On appeal, Cobena Duenas challenges his convictions, claiming that the government failed to prove he knew the transaction involved counterfeit United States currency. After review, we affirm.
I.
The essential f... More...
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Jeffrey Cozzl v. City of Birmingham and Cedrick Thomas Northern District of Alabama Federal Courthouse - Birmingham, Alabama

Jeffrey Cozzi was arrested for the robbery of one pharmacy and the attempted robbery of another. He was released after the police found no evidence linking him to the crimes. Cozzi sued Officer Cedrick Thomas, the City of Birmingham, Alabama, and several other law enforcement officers alleging, among other claims, a violation of his Fourth Amendment right to be free from what he contends was an un... More...   $0 (06-21-2018 - AL)

Joseph Kantrell Norris v. State of Tennessee

On December 23, 2011, the homes of Sharon Perkins and Tory Dunlap were burglarized and robbed by four armed men. State v. Joseph Kantrell Norris, No. M201400857-CCA-R3-CD, 2015 WL 3486968, *1-2 (Tenn. Crim. App. Dec. 16, 2014), no perm. app. filed. Two weeks prior to the offenses, the Petitioner inquired as to where Dunlap lived. He had heard Dunlap had cash and wanted to rob him. On the day of... More...   $0 (06-20-2018 - TN)

WARREN FRYER V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY

Melchizedek Fitzgerald contacted Lonnie Brand and made arrangements
to purchase marijuana. The two planned to meet near an apartment complex
in Radcliff, Kentucky, during the early morning hours of August 5, 2016. As
Fitzgerald got out of his vehicle and approached Brand, Fryer ~merged from /, behind the apartment building with a gun. Fryer aimed his gun at Fitzgerald.
Fitzgera... More...
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THOMAS EDWARD DAVIDSON V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY

Prior to trial, Appellant moved to sever .the robbery counts for separate
trials so he would not be required to simultaneously defend against thirty-one
counts of first-degree robbery. He argues on appeal that the trial court's
refusal to do so was an abuse of discretion. "The test for abuse of discretion is
whether the trial judge's decision was arbitrary, unreasonable, unfair... More...
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State of Ohio v. Kareem M. Jackson

In 1998, Jackson was sentenced to death for the aggravated murders of Terrence Walker and Antonio Hunter. Jackson also received sentences of incarceration for convictions on multiple counts of kidnapping, aggravated robbery, and felonious assault. His convictions were affirmed on direct appeal. State v. Jackson, 92 Ohio St.3d 436 (2001). Jackson subsequently, and unsuccessfully, pursued relief thr... More...   $0 (06-20-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO vs. LEON ROSS, III

The facts in this case were recited at the sentencing hearing by the assistant county
prosecutor. He stated,
They were — the victim and the defendant were friends. They knew each other prior to this robbery. This wasn’t a stranger robbery. The victim sought out the defendant to purchase some marijuana and he was car jacked. Similar facts to his other case that he had already — that h... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. DEVONTAE WARE

On February 8, 2017, Ware and Nathaniel Hill were charged by a Cuyahoga County
Grand Jury in a five-count indictment arising out of a robbery of a Huntington Bank branch in
Brooklyn, Ohio. On November 28, 2016, Ware and Hill used a gun to rob a bank teller stealing
approximately $3,000 in cash. They were each charged with two counts of aggravated robbery,
two counts of kidna... More...
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United States of America v. Robert Chebon Johnson Northern District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tulsa, OK - Tulsa Man Sentenced To 46 Months in Prison for Robbery

Robert Chebon Johnson, 46, of Tulsa, to 46 months in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release for Robbery. Johnson must also pay restitution in the amount of $15,991.00.

On May 31, 2017, Johnson and another individual covered their faces and robbed Cash America Pawn at 11th and Memorial with a hammer. Jo... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. DONALD DAWSON DURGAN

The record shows that on May 4, 2016, Anant Singh’s wife returned
home from working the night shift as a nurse to find her husband dead on the floor
of the garage. He had been shot in the torso. Immediately after she found him,
Durgan pulled into their driveway in a white pickup truck.
{¶3} Singh was a successful mechanical engineer. He and his daughter
also operated a ... More...
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United States of America v. Hans Vincent Edling District of Nevada Federal Courthouse - Las Vegas, Nevada

Hans Edling pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession
of a firearm, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1). Under the
United States Sentencing Guidelines, the base offense level
for that offense varies depending on whether the defendant
has one or more prior felony convictions for a “crime of
violence.” U.S.S.G. § 2K2.1(a). The district court
determined that Edling had t... More...
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United States of America v. George Bernard Phelps, III District of Kansas Federal Courthouse - Topeka, Kansas

Topeka, KS - Topeka Man Sentenced For Robbing Health Club

A Topeka man was sentenced on June 18, 2018 to 24 months in federal prison for robbing a health club, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.

George Bernard Phelps, III, 31, Topeka, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of robbery. In his plea, he admitted that on Nov. 24, 2017, he and another man robbed the Genesis Health Club... More...
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Marcus T. Threatt, Jr. v. State of Indiana

In December 2015, Threatt arranged that he and Keontez Malone would
purchase marijuana from Threatt’s friend Charlie Fischbach. Threatt and
Malone planned to take the marijuana without paying for it. When the three
men met for the transaction, Fischbach resisted and Malone shot him.
Fischbach died.
[3] Threatt was charged with murder2 and dealing in marijuana, a Level 6... More...
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STATE OF MISSOURI v. BRYAN M. PIERCE

Police officers were dispatched to Pierce's home after he called a suicide hotline
and said he was hearing voices, including his cat's, telling him to stab himself. When
officers arrived, Pierce told them the same. One officer asked Pierce if he wanted them
to check the residence to make sure nobody was inside to give Pierce "a little peace of
mind." Pierce agreed. Once ins... More...
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United States of America v. Gary Risner and Larry Shepherd 800-932-8242

Defendants-Appellants Gary Risner and Larry Shepherd appeal their convictions for conspiring to bribe voters during the 2014 election in Magoffin County, Kentucky. Risner additionally appeals several of his substantive voter-bribery convictions. We AFFIRM.
I. Background
In 2014, Charles “Doc” Hardin, Defendant Gary Risner (Risner), and Renee Shepherd (Defendant Larry Shepherd’s wife) were ... More...
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FREDERICK ALLAN WILLIAMS V. STATE OF ARKANSAS

In case number CR-10-3907, Williams pled guilty to possession of cocaine with
intent to deliver and possession of marijuana and was sentenced to five years’ probation. In
November 2012, the State petitioned to revoke Williams’s probation because he had failed
to make monthly visits to his probation officer and failed to pay fines and court costs.
Williams again pled guilty a... More...
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