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Friday, April 30, 2010

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana decision today from the 7th Circuit

U.S. v. Dunson (SD Ind., Tinder), a 3-page per curiam opinion, concludes:

Although Dunson was not sentenced as an armed career criminal, we interpret “violent felony” as used in § 2K2.1 the same way as “crime of violence” in § 924(e). See, e.g., United States v. Templeton, 543 F.3d 378, 380 (7th Cir. 2008). So Spells and Sykes are squarely on point, and the district court properly classified Dunson’s prior conviction for fleeing a police officer in a vehicle as a crime of violence. AFFIRMED.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on April 30, 2010 11:16 AM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions