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Fourth Circuit: W.Va. Unlawful Wounding is a “Crime of Violence” for §4B1.2 Purposes

US v. Donald Covington (No. 17-4120) Covington pleaded guilty to distribution of heroin. His PSR classified him as a career offender based on his two prior felony convictions. At issue in this appeal is his prior conviction for “unlawful wounding” under West Virginia law. The district court found that the latter conviction was not a

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Fourth Circuit Reverses District Court; §2255 Petitioner Entitled to Resentencing

United States v. Jolon Carthorne (No. 16-6515) The defendant was convicted of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. At sentencing, the probation officer’s presentence report indicated that defendant was subject to the career offender enhancement, due in part to his prior conviction for Assault and Battery of a Police Officer

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