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United States of America v. Jesse J. Waln District of South Dakota Federal Courthouse - Pierre, South Dakota

Pierre, SD - Mission Man Convicted of Possession of Stolen Firearms

Jesse J. Waln, age 32, of Mission, South Dakota, was found guilty on January 10, 2018 of two counts of Possession of Stolen Firearms as a result of a federal jury trial in Pierre, South Dakota.

The charges each carry a maximum penalty of up to 10 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised rel... More...
   $0 (01-18-2018 - SD)

United States of America v. Paul Suarez Eastern District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Beaumont, Texas

A jury convicted Paul Suarez for his involvement in a drug trafficking
conspiracy and for firearms offenses. Suarez appeals contending that the
convictions were not supported by sufficient evidence. He also asserts that the
district court erred in imposing a 120-month (ten year) mandatory minimum
prison sentence for possession of a sawed-off shotgun in furtherance of a drug
tra... More...
   $0 (01-15-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. James Woodring Middle District of Pennsylvania - Williamsport, Pennsylvania

Williamsport, PA - Centre Hall Man Sentenced To 33 Months’ Imprisonment For Explosives And Firearms Offenses

James Woodring, age 51, Centre Hall, Pennsylvania, was sengenced to 33 months’ imprisonment and three years of supervised release, for manufacturing explosives and for being a felon in possession of firearms.

According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, James Woodri... More...
   $0 (01-14-2018 - PA)

United States of America v. Marchello Dsaun McCain Southern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Diego, California

San Diego, CA - Brother of San Diego Man Killed Fighting for Isis Sentenced to 10 Years for Terrorism-Related Charges and Illegal Firearms Possession

Marchello Dsaun McCain, a convicted violent felon and the brother of Douglas McCain, the first known American who died fighting for the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), was sentenced in federal court on January 12, 2018 to 10 years... More...
   $0 (01-12-2018 - CA)


To escape abject poverty, Leonila Stickney came to the United States from the Philippines in 2004 as the 22-year-old, mail-order bride of 73-year-old David Stickney (“Stickney”). In October of the same year, Stickney and Leonila had a son. The three lived together in Bridgewater, where Leonila worked at a nursing home. Every month, Leonila sent $300 of her earnings to help support her family st... More...   $0 (01-11-2018 - )

United States of America v. Trent Sowsonicut District of Utah Federal Courthouse - Salt Lake City, Utah

Salt Lake City, UT - Ute Tribal Member Pleads Guilty to Voluntary Manslaughter on Uintah and Ouray Tribal Lands

Trent Sowsonicut, age 28, of Ft. Duchesne, Utah, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter on January 9, 2017 in federal court in Salt Lake City. As a part of the plea agreement, Sowsonicut admitted that he killed L.M., an enrolled member of the Ute Indian Tribe, during a quarr... More...
   $0 (01-10-2018 - UT)

United States of America v. William Turton and Mathew Lederer Montana District Federal Courthouse - Great Falls, Montana

Great Falls, MT - Great Falls Felons Sentenced for Gun Possession

William Turton, age 49, of Great Falls was sentenced to 18 months in prison, three years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment, and 40-year old Mathew Lederer of Great Falls was sentenced to 24 months in prison, three years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. U.S. District Judge Brian M. Mo... More...
   $0 (01-09-2018 - MT)


In December 2015, Defendant was serving post-release supervised probation
for an unrelated offense. Probation Officer Michelle Creech was assigned to supervise
Defendant. Ms. Creech visited Defendant’s residence regularly to monitor
Defendant’s compliance with the terms of his probation. Defendant lived in a house
along with approximately eight other people, including his fa... More...
   $0 (01-07-2018 - NC)


The record tends to show the following:
At roughly 1:00 AM on 14 August 2012, the Pamlico County Fire Marshal
received a call concerning a burning structure in Grantsboro, North Carolina. A local
sheriff’s deputy arrived first at the scene of the fire, where he was greeted by
Defendant and another gentleman, Michael Block (“Mr. Block”). Defendant told the
sheriff’s depu... More...
   $0 (01-07-2018 - NC)

STATE OF NEW MEXICO v. JOHN N. “JACK” McDOWELL, JR., New Mexico Supreme Court

James Chavez died from stab wounds to his chest on July 10, 2011 in his Rio
3 Rancho home. Shortly before his death, Chavez was cleaning his home with two
4 acquaintances, Casey Williams and David Dinelli. Defendant, Defendant’s son, and
5 Anthony Villagomez entered the home to recover goods stolen by Chavez that
6 belonged to Defendant’s son. Villagomez carried a sawed-off shot... More...
   $0 (01-07-2018 - NM)

Marquis Amos Green v. The State of Texas Fourteenth Court of Appeals - Texas Courts

On September 23, 2013, Jason Hay broke into appellant’s home taking property and money. According to Hay, no one else burglarized the appellant’s home. That same day, Rhonda Chisholm went to appellant’s house to sell prescription drugs. Chisholm arrived at the same time Hay was walking out of appellant’s home with a television. As Chisholm exited her car, Hay told her to get back in and stay there... More...   $0 (01-06-2018 - TX)

Jeremy William Amero v. The State of Texas One in custody after standoff in Bushland

Appellant’s charges arose from an altercation appellant had with his girlfriend.
Evidence showed appellant was driving his vehicle, closely following his girlfriend, who
was riding in a car with another woman. During these events, he exhibited a shotgun and
pointed the gun at another driver who attempted to intervene. When police stopped
appellant, officers found a loaded pu... More...
   $0 (01-06-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. Willie Howard Ferguson Southern District of Alabama Federal Courthouse - Mobile, Alabama

Mobile, AL - Shotgun Tirate Results in 33 Months in Prison

United States District Court Judge William H. Steele sentenced Willie Howard Ferguson on December 28, 2017 to 33 months in prison, for violation of 18 USC § 922(g)(1), Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person.

On May 25, 2017, deputies from the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to Edmond Marchand Road ... More...
   $0 (01-05-2018 - AL)


Late one evening, Mr. Guice ignored a police officer’s signal to stop his car and
led the officer on a brief car chase. At the time, Mr. Guice was the subject of a BOLO (“be on
the lookout”) because he had threatened his ex-girlfriend several hours earlier. The chase ended
when Mr. Guice, having driven to the duplex community where his ex-girlfriend was staying,
crashed his c... More...
   $0 (01-01-2018 - OH)

George L. Mullin v. The State of Texas Criminal mischief, burglary of a building, and two counts of theft of copper.

Appellant was charged by indictment with criminal mischief, burglary of a building, and two counts of theft of copper. He pleaded “not guilty,” and the matter proceeded to a bench trial. At trial, the evidence showed that a break-in occurred at the clubhouse of the Pines Gun Club in Lufkin. A television was stolen from the clubhouse. Copper cables were removed from one of the target machines ... More...   $0 (12-29-2017 - TX)

Kristen Westfall Maddox v. The State of Texas Jury finds Tyler County woman guilty in double-murder case

Deputy Tony Reynolds of the Tyler County Sheriff’s Office testified that on
January 18, 2014, he responded to a call about shots being fired at Mount Carmel
Baptist Church. On arriving, Reynolds found a deceased male and female. Reynolds
testified that he recognized the male as Nathan Maddox, and he knew that Nathan
had been in a prior altercation with Paul and Letha Westfall (... More...
   $0 (12-28-2017 - TX)

Pramod Flander v. The State of Texas Fifth Court of Appeals, Dallas, Texas

Appellant was originally charged by indictment with aggravated assault with a deadly
weapon against a member of his family in violation of TEX. PENAL CODE ANN. § 22.02.
Appellant entered a plea of nolo contendere, waived his right to a jury, and was tried before the
trial court. The trial court found the evidence “substantiated [appellant’s] guilt.” A finding of
guilt was defer... More...
   $0 (12-27-2017 - TX)

United States of America v. Matthew Elliott Shashy Middle District of Alabama Federal Courthouse - Montgomery, Alabama

Montgomery, AL Montgomery Man Sentenced for Shooting at Maxwell Air Force Base

Matthew Elliott Shashy, 29, of Montgomery, Alabama was sentenced December 14, 2017 to 4 years of probation for discharging a firearm outside of Maxwell Air Force Base.

The sentence comes after an August 2017 trial where a federal jury found him guilty on charges of impeding, intimidating, and in... More...
   $0 (12-27-2017 - AL)

STATE OF LOUISIANA V. CODY R. BROWN Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal

On December 5, 2014, the Jefferson Parish District Attorney filed a bill of
information charging defendant with one count of possession of heroin with the
intent to distribute in violation of La. R.S. § 40:966(A) and a second count of
possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute in violation of La. R.S. §
40:967(A).1 Defendant was arraigned on February 19, 2015, and ple... More...
   $0 (12-26-2017 - LA)

United States of America v. Jean Oscar, a/ki/a ZB, Hypico Beaulieu, a/k/a Pico, a/k/a Dred Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals - Elbert P. Tuttle Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

Defendant Hypico Beaulieu appeals his six criminal convictions and his sentence, all related to drug trafficking and the illegal possession of firearms. Co-defendant Jean Oscar appeals his two convictions for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm on two different dates. Their appeals present five issues, implicating the lengthy investigation that led to their arrests and their joint c... More...   $0 (12-22-2017 - FL)

United States of America v. Robert David Lund District of Montana Federal Courthouse - Billings, Montana

Billings, MT - Utah Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Drug Offenses

Robert David Lund, a 53-year old resident of Salt Lake City, Utah, was sentenced December 14, 2017 to 120 months in prison and five years of supervised release after pleading guilty to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and to distribute methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute metha... More...
   $0 (12-18-2017 - MT)

Arlin Walbert Barrientos v. The State of Texas

On January 4, 2014, Nicholas Perez and another unnamed individual
celebrated their respective birthdays by having a house party on Nyoka Street, a
street with a mixture of industrial properties, businesses, and residences in northwest
Houston. The party was well attended, with people socializing, drinking, and
smoking both inside of the house and in the front yard, which was s... More...
   $0 (12-16-2017 - TX)

Kenyara Omar Hightower v. The State of Texas Court of Appeals Ninth District of Texas at Beaumont

Officer Dawn Leggett with the Conroe Police Department testified that she
was on patrol on March 22, 2015, when she was dispatched to an apartment complex
“in reference to a disturbance with weapons.” According to Officer Leggett, dispatch
gave a description of a man reportedly threatening to shoot the complainant’s
boyfriend, and Officer Leggett saw a man matching the descript... More...
   $0 (12-14-2017 - TX)

Thomas Milton Buchanan, Jr., a/k/a Milton Buchanan v. The State of Texas Rockford woman killed in Texas; suspect arrested

Because Buchanan does not challenge the sufficiency of the evidence, we discuss only
those facts relevant to the resolution of the evidentiary issue advanced on appeal. Buchanan was
living with his seventy-one-year-old mother, Susie Maloney, a retired engineer and nuclear
1 Pursuant to its docket equalization authority, the Supreme C... More...
   $0 (12-14-2017 - TX)

United States of America v. Douglas Kelly, a/k/a "Killer" Middle District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Scranton, Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, PA - York Gang Member Sentenced To Life In Prison

A member of a gang that has operated for a decade or more in the City of York was sentenced to life in prison for racketeering and drug distribution conspiracies.

According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, U.S. District Court Judge Yvette Kane imposed a sentence of life in prison on Douglas Kelly, a/k/a “Kille... More...
   $0 (12-12-2017 - PA)

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