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United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff - Appellee, v. JASON WAYNE CAREY, Defendant - Appellant.

No. 17-7006

Decided: July 07, 2017

Before KELLY, MURPHY, and MATHESON, Circuit Judges.**


Defendant-Appellant Jason Wayne Carey appeals from the sentence imposed after pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of explosives. 18 U.S.C. §§ 842(i)(1), 844(a)(1). Our jurisdiction arises under 28 U.S.C. § 1291 and 18 U.S.C. § 3742(a), and we remand to the district court to vacate the judgment and resentence.

Mr. Carey was sentenced to 60 months' imprisonment and three years' supervised release. 1 R. 42–44. The PSR recommended a guideline range of 37 to 46 months, based in part on Mr. Carey committing the offense “subsequent to sustaining one felony conviction of either a crime of violence or a controlled substance offense.” U.S.S.G. § 2K1.3(a)(2); see 3 R. 3–4. The prior violent felony was pointing a weapon at another person in violation of Okla. Stat. tit. 21, § 1289.16. See 3 R. 4. But in United States v. Titties, 852 F.3d 1257, 1275 (10th Cir. 2017), we held that a conviction under this statute does not qualify as a crime of violence under the Armed Career Criminal Act. This definition resembles that found in the sentencing guidelines. The government concedes that this intervening decision controls here. Aplee. Br. at 4. Accordingly, we REMAND to the district court to vacate its judgment and resentence.

Entered for the Court

Paul J. Kelly, Jr. Circuit Judge

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