United States v. Mathis, No. 17-3642 (8th Cir. 2018)Annotate this Case
The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence after he pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. The court held that the district court did not err in determining that defendant committed the Iowa felony of harboring a runaway; in imposing a four-level enhancement under U.S.S.G. 2K2.1(b)(6)(B) where he used his firearm to facilitate the Iowa felony; and in imposing an upward variance based on defendant's extensive criminal history and the need to protect the public.