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CAV: Hostage, stand-off threats supported obstruction (access required)

Ample evidence, including refusing officers’ commands and threatening them, supported defendant’s convictions for possession of a weapon by a violent felon and obstruction of justice. Background On August 21, 2016, officers responded to a “person with a weapon” dispatch. When Officer Weaver arrived at the scene, Toni Smith, Appellant Warren Raymond’s girlfriend, emerged from the bushes covered in ...