United States v. Shine, No. 17-3119 (8th Cir. 2018)Annotate this Case
The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence for being a felon in possession of a firearm. The court held that the district court did not err in treating defendant's prior Missouri conviction for attempted first-degree robbery as a crime of violence. In addition to imposing a prison sentence that exceeded a year, the first-degree robbery statute required an individual to forcibly steal property, which necessary involved the use, attempted use, or threatened use of physical force against the person of another.