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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: 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.

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