Appeal from the United States District Court
for the Western District of Michigan at Marquette.
No. 2:15-cr-00031-1—Paul Lewis Maloney, District Judge.
Decided and Filed: September 27, 2017
Before: CLAY, ROGERS, and SUTTON, Circuit Judges.
SUTTON, Circuit Judge. Law enforcement arrested Eric Verwiebe for brandishing a
knife, threatening to kill tribal police officers, and resisting arrest. He pleaded guilty to
assaulting a federal officer with a dangerous weapon. The district court sentenced him as a
career offender due to his prior federal convictions for assault with a dangerous weapon and
assault resulting in serious bodily injury. Because each crime combines common law assault
with an additional element that, together, indicate “the use, attempted use, or threatened use of
physical force,” both of them amount to “crimes of violence” under § 4B1.2(a) of the Sentencing
Guidelines. We affirm his sentence.