United States v. Long, No. 16-1398 (8th Cir. 2016)Annotate this Case
Defendant pled guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and was sentenced to 30 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. The district court subsequently revoked his supervised release, imposing a 24 month sentence followed by a year of supervised release. The court concluded that the evidence was sufficient to find defendant had violated his supervised release by possessing a weapon, alcohol, and cocaine. The court also concluded that the district court did not abuse its discretion in denying a continuance where defendant failed to show he was unable to participate in his own defense due to surgery and thus did not present a compelling reason for a continuance. Accordingly, the court affirmed the judgment.