United States v. Bowens, No. 17-10822 (5th Cir. 2018)Annotate this Case
The Fifth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction and sentence for various crimes committed during robberies of wireless-telecommunications stores in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The court held that the evidence was sufficient to support defendant's conviction of using a firearm in furtherance of Hobbs Act robbery under an aiding-and-abetting theory of liability; defendant's sentence on his subsequent 18 U.S.C. 924(c) conviction was properly enhanced; and Hobbs Act robbery qualifed as a crime of violence for purposes of section 924(c).