United States v. Arthur Charles, II

Filing 920101105

Opinion

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United States Court of Appeals FOR THE EIGHTH CIRCUIT ___________ No. 10-2554 ___________ United States of America, Appellee, v. Arthur L. Charles, II, Appellant. * * * * Appeal from the United States * District Court for the * Western District of Missouri. * * [UNPUBLISHED] * ___________ Submitted: November 3, 2010 Filed: November 5, 2010 ___________ Before LOKEN, MURPHY, and BENTON, Circuit Judges. ___________ PER CURIAM. Arthur Charles challenges the sentence the district court1 imposed after he pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2). His counsel has moved to withdraw, and has filed a brief under Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967), arguing that the sentence was greater than necessary to accomplish the sentencing goals of 18 U.S.C. 3553(a). The Honorable Gregory Kays, United States District Judge for the Western District of Missouri. 1 We conclude that the court did not abuse its discretion in imposing its sentence, see United States v. Feemster, 572 F.3d 455, 461 (8th Cir. 2009) (en banc) (standard of review), because we find no procedural error, see United States v. Toothman, 543 F.3d 967, 970 (8th Cir. 2008) (explaining procedural error), and Charles has not rebutted the presumption of reasonableness that attaches to his within-Guidelinesrange sentence, see United States v. Linderman, 587 F.3d 896, 901 (8th Cir. 2009) (appellate presumption of reasonableness); United States v. Watson, 480 F.3d 1175, 1177 (8th Cir. 2007) (discussing abuse of discretion). Finally, having reviewed the record independently under Penson v. Ohio, 488 U.S. 75, 80 (1988), we have found no nonfrivolous issues for appeal. Accordingly, we affirm the district court's judgment, and we grant counsel's motion to withdraw, subject to counsel informing Charles about procedures for seeking rehearing or filing a petition for certiorari. ______________________________ -2-

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