US v. Damarlo Perry
UNPUBLISHED PER CURIAM OPINION filed. Originating case number: 1:15-cr-00389-WO-1 Copies to all parties and the district court/agency. .. [16-4278]
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UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
Plaintiff - Appellee,
DAMARLO JAMON PERRY,
Defendant - Appellant.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, at
Greensboro. William L. Osteen, Jr., Chief District Judge. (1:15-cr-00389-WO-1)
Submitted: August 15, 2017
Decided: August 17, 2017
Before TRAXLER, SHEDD, and WYNN, Circuit Judges.
Affirmed by unpublished per curiam opinion.
Mark Everette Edwards, EDWARDS & TRENKLE, PLLC, Durham, North Carolina, for
Appellant. Sandra J. Hairston, Acting United States Attorney, Robert A.J. Lang,
Assistant United States Attorney, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, for Appellee.
Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.
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Damarlo Jamon Perry appeals the sentence imposed by the district court following
his guilty plea to being a felon in possession of a firearm, in violation of 18 U.S.C.
§§ 922(g)(1), 924(a)(2) (2012). On appeal, Perry challenges the application of the base
offense level in U.S. Sentencing Guidelines Manual § 2K2.1(a)(4)(A) (2015), arguing
that his predicate conviction for North Carolina conspiracy to commit armed robbery no
longer qualifies as crime of violence following Johnson v. United States, 135 S. Ct. 2551
(2015). We affirm.
Recent decisions by the Supreme Court and this court foreclose Perry’s argument.
See Beckles v. United States, 137 S. Ct. 886, 892 (2017) (holding that Sentencing
Guidelines, including residual clause that § 2K2.1(a)(4)(A) cross-references, “are not
subject to a vagueness challenge under the Due Process Clause”); United States v. BurnsJohnson, __ F.3d __, __, 2017 WL 3027872 (4th Cir. July 18, 2017) (holding that North
Carolina conviction for robbery with dangerous weapon categorically qualifies as violent
felony under Armed Career Criminal Act’s force clause); United States v. Mack, 855 F.3d
581, 585 (4th Cir. 2017) (concluding that conspiracies and attempts to commit
enumerated crime qualify as crimes of violence). We therefore reject Perry’s argument
that his conviction for North Carolina conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous
weapon is not a crime of violence under the force clause set forth in USSG § 4B1.2(a)(1).
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Accordingly, we affirm the district court’s judgment. We dispense with oral
argument because the facts and legal contentions are adequately presented in the
materials before this court and argument would not aid the decisional process.
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