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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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CASEY SHELDON WOODS a/k/a CASEY WOODS v. STATE OF MISSISSIPPI

Doris Tenner and Pierre Tenner were married and lived at Fourteen Hampton Court
in Natchez, Mississippi. Doris’s and Pierre’s marriage became volatile over time and
eventually deteriorated. Some time after Doris and Pierre separated, Doris began dating
Woods in April 2015.
¶5. On May 4, 2015, Pierre called Doris, but she did not answer the phone. Later, Pierre
came home fr... More...
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United States of America v. Chuck Allen Church and Jeffrey Brent Church Western District of North Carolina Courthouse - Statesville, North Caolina

Statesville, NC - Two Methamphetamine Traffickers Handed Down Lengthy Prison Terms

U.S. District Judge Richard L. Voorhees handed down lengthy prison terms to two drug traffickers involved in separate methamphetamine trafficking conspiracies, announced R. Andrew Murray, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina.

Chuck Allen Church, Jr., 41, of Morganton, was sente... More...
   $0 (04-04-2018 - NC)

STATE OF NEW JERSEY v. JEREL WILKINS, a/k/a JEREL WILKENS, and JERELL WILKINS

On October 26, 2013, defendant entered a liquor store at
approximately midnight. He possessed a loaded .38 caliber
revolver in a holster hidden from view. He did not have a
permit, and he had a prior conviction for aggravated assault.
In the liquor store, undercover police officers noticed the gun
and drew their weapons. Defendant ran. An undercover officer
grabb... More...
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State of Minnesota vs. Erik John Heinonen, Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

This case requires us to decide whether police officers violated an arrestee’s Fifth
Amendment right when, after the arrestee invoked his privilege against self-incrimination,
the officers later asked him if he was willing to sign a written consent to the taking of a
DNA sample and explained to him, when questioned, why they sought the sample.
Appellant Erik Heinonen moved to ... More...
   $0 (03-29-2018 - MN)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. ALDRIC BORDEAUX

Defendant‐Appellant  Aldric  Bordeaux  (“Bordeaux”)  appeals  the District Court’s judgment convicting him of one count of unlawful  possession of a firearm in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1)1 and of  1 “It shall be unlawful for any person . . . who has been convicted in any  court of[ ] a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceedin... More...   $0 (03-28-2018 - CT)

United States of America v. Shownee Shon Smith Central District of California Federal Courthouse - Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles, CA - Pasadena Man Sentenced to 125 months in Federal Prison for ‘Dual Valley Bandit’ Bank Robbery Spree

A Pasadena man was sentenced for the commission of a series of bank robberies culminating in an armed robbery at a Pasadena bank where he brandished a shotgun and placed it to the side of a bank employee’s head while demanding money.

Shownee Shon Smith, 4... More...
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Jose Luis Orta v. The State of Texas

This prosecution arose out of a surveillance operation. Jaime Garza was the
target, for whom the police had obtained an arrest warrant in connection with a
robbery investigation. Officers arrived at the home of Garza’s reputed girlfriend and
began watching it. A black pick-up truck, known to be driven by Garza, but thought
to be stolen, was parked in front of the home when t... More...
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United States of America v. Tyke'eke Monte Hines Eastern District of North Carolina Federal Courthouse - Raleigh, North Carolina

Raleigh, NC - Members of Wilmington Bloods Gang Sentenced in Federal Court

TYKE’EKE MONTE HINES, 19, of Wilmington, North Carolina, was sentenced in federal court by Chief United States District Judge, James C. Dever, III, to 84 months imprisonment after having been convicted of providing a firearm to a convicted felon.

“A top priority of the U.S. Attorney’s Office is to reduce t... More...
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State of Arkansas v. Jeremy Brake

Van Buren, AR - Jury Convicts Defendant On Murder Charge

The State of Arkansas charged Jeremy Brake, age 38, with first-degree murder using a firearm in committing a felony, arson, being a felon in possession of a firearm, first-degree criminal mischief, tampering with physical evidence and endangering the welfare of a minor for killing Michael King on October 10, 2016.

The State... More...
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Lonnie Patterson v. City of Yuga City Northern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Francisco

The panel certified the following question to the
California Supreme Court:
Does a finding of probable cause at a
preliminary hearing preclude a false arrest
claim?
The panel withdrew the case from submission and stayed
further proceedings pending final action by the California
Supreme Court.

We certify the question set forth in Part II of this order to
the... More...
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Russell Bucklew v. Anne L. Precythe Western District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - Kansas City, Missouri

The issue is whether the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments, as applied, bar
Missouri officials from employing a procedure that is authorized by Missouri statute
to execute Russell Bucklew.
In March 2006, Bucklew stole a car; armed himself with pistols, handcuffs, and
a roll of duct tape; and followed his former girlfriend, Stephanie Ray, to the home of
Michael Sanders, where she... More...
   $0 (03-06-2018 - MO)

Haskell G. Greer, et al. v. City of Highland Park, Michigan, et al. Eastern District of Michigan Countroom - Ann Arbor, Michigan

Individual defendants (“the officers”) in this 42 U.S.C. § 1983
matter appeal the district court’s denial of their motion for judgment on the pleadings based on
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No. 17-1281 Greer, et al. v. City of Highland Park, Mich., et al. Page 2
qualified immunity. Because we find that the complaint states a plausible claim that the officers
violated the plaintiffs’ clearly established F... More...
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United States of America v. Brooke Danielle Beckley Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

Springfield, MO - Nixa Woman Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison for Drug Trafficking Murder

A Nixa, Mo., woman was sentenced in federal court today for her role in the murder of a Mexican national who was executed to help her avoid paying a debt owed in a drug-trafficking conspiracy.

Brooke Danielle Beckley, 21, of Nixa, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to 40 y... More...
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United States of America v. Terrence Deon Reames, aka Santos Middle District of Tennessee - Estes Kefauver Federal Courthouse Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville, TN - Nashville Kingpin Pleads Guilty To Illegally Importing And Distributing More Than 100 Kilograms Of Molly From China

Defendant Largely Responsible For Introducing Molly To The Nashville Drug Market

Terrence Deon Reames, aka Santos, 40, of Nashville, Tenn., formerly of Riverdale, Georgia, pleaded guilty on February 22, 2018 in U.S. District Court, to charges of oper... More...
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Family and Estate of Korryn Gaines v. Baltimore County City of Baltimore Courthouse - Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore, MD - Jury Awards Family of Woman Killed by Cop $32 Million

The family and estate of Korryn Gaines sued Baltimore County and Royce Ruby on excessive for theories that he did not have good cause to shoot and kill her.

The 2016 death of Korryn Gaines came at the end of six-hour standoff in her apartment.

Cpl. Royce Ruby and his partner had attempted to serve wa... More...
   $32000000 (02-16-2018 - MD)

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

Great Falls, MT - Last of Six Defendants Sentenced for Gun and Drug Trade in Great Falls

The last of six co-defendants was sentenced today for her role in a methamphetamine for guns trade that took place in Great Falls. 31-year old Monica Hulit of Great Falls was sentenced to 24 months in prison, 2 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. U.S. District Judge Brian M. ... More...
   $0 (02-12-2018 - MT)

United States of America v. Tyrell Owen Dixey District of Idaho Federal Courthouse - Pocatello, Idaho

Pocatello, ID - Fort Hall Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Gun Offense

Tyrell Dixey, 33, of Fort Hall, Idaho, pleaded guilty on February 9, 2018 in United States District Court to possession of an unregistered firearm.

According to the plea agreement, on January 30, 2017, a vehicle was stopped by the Fort Hall Police Department. Dixey was a passenger in the vehicle. Inside the ve... More...
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United States of America v. Shawn Michael Kerby Southern District of Iowa - Federal Courthouse - Des Moines, Davenport & Council Bluffs

Des Moines, IA - Former Des Moines Dentist Sentenced to Prison for Unlawfully Obtaining Hydrocodone and Firearm Offenses

Shawn Michael Kerby, 39, formerly of Des Moines, Iowa, was sentenced by United States District Court Chief Judge John A. Jarvey to 20 months in prison for obtaining hydrocodone by misrepresentation and being a user and addict of a controlled substance in possession of a... More...
   $0 (02-08-2018 - IA)

United States of America v. Joe Lamont Gholar Southern District of Mississippi Federal Courthouse - Hattiesburg, Virginia

Hattiesburg, MS - Convicted Felon Pleads Guilty To Illegally Possessing Firearm (Forrest County)

Joe Lamont Gholar, 45, formerly of Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi, pled guilty on February 1, 2018 before U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst, Special Agent-in-Charge Dana Nichols, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacc... More...
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United States of America v. Gross Williams Eastern District of Louisiana Federal Courthouse - New Orleans, Louisiana

Defendant-Appellant Gross Williams appeals the district court’s rulings denying his motions to suppress. For the following reasons, we affirm.
I. Facts & Procedural History
Defendant-Appellant Gross Williams was convicted in 2012 in Iberville Parish on state charges of distributing marijuana and placed on five years of probation. Conditions of Williams’s probation included permitting home ... More...
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United States of America v. Lindsey Johnson Southern District of Mississippi - Federal Courthouse - Jackson, Mississippi

In this appeal, Defendant Lindsey Johnson raises several challenges to his conviction and sentence for carjacking and two related firearm offenses. We affirm in full but remand for the district court to correct a clerical error in its judgment.
I.
On the afternoon of August 2, 2015, Johnson encountered Jeremy McNeal at an apartment complex in Jackson, Mississippi. The two men’s accounts of... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Jaquan Gathing and Prince Parker COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS OF TENNESSEE

The Defendants, along with two co-defendants who are not parties to this appeal, committed a brutal attack on Mr. Eric Cain, Ms. Myisha White, and Mr. Deangelo Terry (collectively “the victims”) as part of a robbery on March 13, 2014. In the course of the robbery, the perpetrators took the victims’ clothing and personal property and inflicted injuries on the victims with a hatchet and by hitting... More...   $0 (01-22-2018 - TN)

Vibe Micro, Inc. v. Igor Shabanets, et al. Southern District of Florida Courthouse - Miami, Florida

This appeal concerns the discretion of a district court to dismiss a complaint
on shotgun pleading grounds. Plaintiff Edward Mandel1 appeals the district court’s
dismissal with prejudice of his Second Amended Complaint (SAC). The district
court, lamenting the shotgun pleading nature of the First Amended Complaint
(FAC), had given Mandel—represented by counsel that failed to request... More...
   $0 (01-21-2018 - FL)

JOEL DEVIN ROBINSON V. THE STATE OF TEXAS Texas First District Court of Appeals

At trial, the evidence showed that Robinson and another man committed an
armed robbery at a Whataburger. Surveillance video showed Robinson holding a
backpack while the other man pointed a shotgun at the cashier’s head. Robinson and
the other man fled when an alarm sounded, and Robinson was apprehended shortly
thereafter. The jury found Robinson guilty of aggravated robbery. More...
   $0 (01-20-2018 - TX)

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