No. 12-1337.

696 F.3d 706 (2012)

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee v. Steven S. COWAN, Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit.

Filed: October 12, 2012.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Laine Cardarella , Asst. Fed. Public Defender, Kansas City, MO ( Raymond C. Conrad, Jr. , Fed. Public Defender, on the brief), for appellant.

Bruce E. Clark , Asst. U.S. Atty., Kansas City, MO ( David M. Ketchmark , Acting U.S. Atty., on the brief), for appellee.

Before GRUENDER, ARNOLD, and SHEPHERD, Circuit Judges.

GRUENDER, Circuit Judge.

Steven Cowan pled guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1). The district court1 found that Cowan qualified for an enhanced base offense level under United States Sentencing Guidelines § 2K2.1(a)(2) based on two previous felony convictions that were crimes of violence under § 4B1.2(a)(2) and sentenced him to 85 months' imprisonment. In this appeal, Cowan...

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