United States v. Tawny Sage Eagle Louse



Download PDF
United States Court of Appeals FOR THE EIGHTH CIRCUIT ___________ No. 11-2044 ___________ United States of America, Appellee, v. Tawny Sage Eagle Louse, Appellant. * * * * Appeal from the United States * District Court for the * District of South Dakota. * * [UNPUBLISHED] * ___________ Submitted: November 21, 2011 Filed: November 23, 2011 ___________ Before MELLOY, BOWMAN, and SHEPHERD, Circuit Judges. ___________ PER CURIAM. In this direct criminal appeal, Tawny Sage Eagle Louse challenges the 18-month prison sentence the district court1 imposed upon revoking her probation. Upon careful review, we first conclude that the district court did not commit any procedural error, much less plain error, in sentencing Eagle Louse. See United States v. Thunder, 553 F.3d 605, 608 (8th Cir. 2009) (plain error review applies where defendant does not object at sentencing to adequacy of district court’s explanation or consideration of 18 U.S.C. § 3553(a); court did not commit plain error where it 1 The Honorable Richard H. Battey, United States District Judge for the District of South Dakota. Appellate Case: 11-2044 Page: 1 Date Filed: 11/23/2011 Entry ID: 3852372 recited some of defendant’s history, discussed his various violations, recognized appropriate statutory maximum, referenced advisory Guidelines range, and noted defendant’s continuing alcohol problem and failure to follow rules); see also United States v. Perkins, 526 F.3d 1107, 1110 (8th Cir. 2008) (district court need not make specific findings on § 3553(a) factors; all that is generally required to satisfy appellate court is evidence that court was aware of relevant factors). We further conclude that the sentence the district court imposed upon revoking Eagle Louse’s probation was not unreasonable. See United States v. Tyson, 413 F.3d 824, 825 (8th Cir. 2005) (per curiam) (revocation sentences reviewed for unreasonableness in accordance with United States v. Booker, 543 U.S. 220 (2005)); United States v. White Face, 383 F.3d 733, 738 (8th Cir. 2004) (Chapter 7 of Guidelines is merely advisory, and thus revocation sentence above recommended range is not upward departure); cf. Thunder, 553 F.3d at 609 (sentence above advisory Guidelines range upon revocation of supervised release was not substantively unreasonable where defendant repeatedly violated conditions of supervised release). Accordingly, we affirm the judgment of the district court. ______________________________ -2- Appellate Case: 11-2044 Page: 2 Date Filed: 11/23/2011 Entry ID: 3852372

Disclaimer: Justia Dockets & Filings provides public litigation records from the federal appellate and district courts. These filings and docket sheets should not be considered findings of fact or liability, nor do they necessarily reflect the view of Justia.

Why Is My Information Online?