United States v. Jones (P)

Pursuant to his 28 U.S.C. § 2255 motion, the defendant must be re-sentenced based on the contention that — in light of recent Supreme Court decisions — he no longer qualifies for the 15-year mandatory minimum sentence required by the Armed Career Criminal Act. His South Carolina felony conviction for assaulting, beating, or wounding a law enforcement officer while resisting arrest is not a “violent felony” predicate conviction under the Act.

Vacated and remanded.

United States v. Jones (P), No. 18-6070, Feb. 4, 2019. 4th Cir. (King) from DSC at Florence (Wooten).

Categories: 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Opinions, Published

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