United States v. Gilliam, No. 18-2017 (8th Cir. 2019)Annotate this Case
The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction and sentence for two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm. The court held that the district court did not commit plain error by not merging his firearm possession counts; defendant's possession of the gun was not continuous; the admission of a detective's testimony was harmless error; there was no sentencing error because the contested fourth point to defendant's criminal history calculation could be added for the first degree robbery conviction under USSG 4A1.1(e); and defendant's prior Missouri second-degree robbery conviction constitutes a crime of violence.