Fourth Circuit: Assault With Serious Bodily Injury (NC) is a “Crime of Violence” Under U.S.S.G. § 4B1.2

U.S. v. Shawntanna Thompson

Shawntanna Lemarus Thompson pled guilty to a drug offense and being a felon in possession of a firearm. The district court increased his sentence, because it found Thompson’s previous state conviction for assault inflicting serious bodily injury constituted a “crime of violence” under § 4B1.2 of the United States Sentencing Guidelines. Thompson appeals, challenging only his sentence. The Fourth Circuit affirms Thompson’s sentence, reasoning that the residual clause of § 4B1.2 authorized the increased sentence

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