United States District Court, E.D. Kentucky, Northen Division, Covington
June 19, 2015
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff,
JAMES CODY CARTER, Defendant.
ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION
DAVID L. BUNNING, District Judge.
This matter is before the Court upon the Report and Recommendation ("R&R") of United States Magistrate Judge Candace J. Smith, wherein she recommends that the Court revoke Defendant's supervised release and impose a sentence of eight months, with a one-year term of supervised release to follow, and with additional special conditions. (Doc. # 13). Magistrate Judge Smith conducted a final revocation hearing on June 10, 2015. At the hearing, Defendant admitted to violating the terms of his supervised release, as set forth in the May 21, 2015 Violation Report of U.S. Probation Officer Stacey M. Suter (with one exception, see R&R at pg. 4 n. 1), in exchange for the United States recommending the above sentence and dismissing a June 4, 2015 Supplemental Violation Report.
Defendant has filed a waiver of his right to allocution (Doc. # 14) and the parties have further waived the time period for filing objections to Magistrate Judge Smith's R&R. Therefore, the R&R is ripe for review. The R&R being sound in all respects, including the recommended sentence and the basis for said recommendation, and the Court being otherwise sufficiently advised,
IT IS ORDERED as follows:
(1) The Magistrate Judge's Report and Recommendation (Doc. # 13) is hereby ADOPTED as the findings of fact and conclusions of law of the Court;
(2) Defendant is found to have VIOLATED the terms of his supervised release;
(3) Defendant's supervised release is hereby REVOKED;
(4) Defendant is SENTENCED to the custody of the Attorney General for a term of EIGHT (8) MONTHS, with a ONE (1) YEAR TERM of supervised release to follow and with the same conditions of supervision reimposed and the following special conditions added:
(a) Defendant shall be placed in a half-way house for three (3) months as directed by the U.S. Probation Office, to begin immediately upon Defendant's release from imprisonment;
(b) Defendant shall participate in a substance abuse treatment program and shall submit to periodic drug testing at the direction and discretion of the U.S. Probation Office;
(c) Defendant shall submit his residence, curtilage and vehicle to a search, upon direction and discretion of the United States Probation Office; and
(d) Defendant shall make payment of the $1, 544.00 outstanding balance on the $5, 000 fine imposed at sentencing on the underlying conviction. Until the fine is paid in full, Defendant is prohibited from incurring new credit charges or opening additional lines of credit and shall provide the Probation Officer access to any requested financial records.
(5) The Court recommends that the Bureau of Prisons place Defendant at the federal correctional facility located in Lexington, Kentucky, for service of the sentence imposed.
(6) A Judgment shall be entered contemporaneously herewith.