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United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit.

UNITED STATES of America Plaintiff-Appellee v. Kevin MCKEE Defendant-Appellant

No. 19-2810

Decided: March 25, 2020

Before ERICKSON, GRASZ, and KOBES, Circuit Judges. Craig Peyton Gaumer, Assistant U.S. Attorney, MacKenzie Benson Tubbs, Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney's Office, Des Moines, IA, for Plaintiff-Appellee Kevin McKee, Pro Se


Kevin McKee appeals the sentence the district court 1 imposed after he pleaded guilty to a firearm offense. His counsel has moved for leave to withdraw, and has filed a brief under Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738, 87 S.Ct. 1396, 18 L.Ed.2d 493 (1967), challenging the substantive reasonableness of the sentence.

After careful review, we conclude that the district court did not impose an unreasonable sentence. The court properly considered the factors set forth in 18 U.S.C. § 3553(a), and there is no indication that the court considered an improper or irrelevant factor or committed a clear error in weighing relevant factors. See United States v. Feemster, 572 F.3d 455, 461-62 (8th Cir. 2009) (en banc) (discussing appellate review of sentencing decisions). Further, the court imposed a sentence within the Guidelines imprisonment range. See United States v. Callaway, 762 F.3d 754, 760 (8th Cir. 2014) (within-Guidelines-range sentence is presumed reasonable).

Having independently reviewed the record under Penson v. Ohio, 488 U.S. 75, 109 S.Ct. 346, 102 L.Ed.2d 300 (1988), we find no non-frivolous issues for appeal. Accordingly, we grant counsel’s motion and affirm.


1.   The Honorable John A. Jarvey, Chief Judge, United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa.


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