Appeals court upholds Bismarck man’s sentence as a career criminal

Local News

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the sentence for a Bismarck man described as a career criminal on a 2019 firearms conviction.

The appeals court also agreed with a North Dakota judge in allowing certain evidence that led to Lonnie Howard’s conviction.

The 49-year-old Howard, arrested in 2015 on a firearms charge, was a fugitive for 11 months after leaving a halfway house.

He was stopped in Interstate 94 in Bismarck in 2018, struggled with a police officer and damaged a vehicle before fleeing, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

He was later convicted in Burleigh County on charges stemming from that incident.

In his appeal, Howard argued his prior convictions did not meet the criteria to be sentenced under the Armed Career Criminal Act.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest Stories

More Local News

Recent Videos

National Day Calendar: Chocolate Day

Bismarck City Commission passes mask mandate with no penalty for noncompliance

WDA Volleyball

Mandan Football

Quarantine Voting

Ward County COVID Deaths

Coat Drive

Williston Wastewater Study

Linton-HMB Volleyball

Velva Football

Tuesday, October 27th, 2020 - KX Storm Team Evening Forecast - Dave Holder

KX Storm Team Full Evening Forecast w/Tom Schrader 10/27

COVID Memorial

Car for Veteran

Bridge Update

Risk Level Change


Bis Mask Mandate

Tom's Tuesday Afternoon #OneMinuteForecast 10/27

Voter Attire

More Video

KX News Trending Stories

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss