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United States v. Hendricks

United States District Court, S.D. Indiana, Indianapolis Division

July 10, 2018

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff,
v.
JAMES HENDRICKS, Defendant.

          MAGISTRATE JUDGE'S REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION

          Debra McVicker Lynch United States Magistrate Judge

         This matter is before the undersigned according to the Order entered by the Honorable Sarah Evans Barker, directing the duty magistrate judge to conduct a hearing on the Petition for Warrant or Summons for Offender Under Supervision (“Petition”) filed on March 6, 2017, and to submit proposed Findings of Facts and Recommendations for disposition under 18 U.S.C. §§ 3401(i) and 3583(e). Proceedings were held on September 5, 2017, and June 26, 2018, in accordance with Rule 32.1 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure.[1]

         On September 5, 2017, and June 26, 2018, defendant James Hendricks appeared in person with his appointed counsel, Mario Garcia. The government appeared by William McCoskey, Assistant United States Attorney. The United States Probation Office (“USPO”) appeared by Officers Angela Smith, who participated in the proceedings. Following certain preliminary matters, the court continued the matter, at the parties' request, pending resolution of a state charge underlying the Petition. On June 26, 2018, defendant James Hendricks appeared in person with his appointed counsel, Mario Garcia. The government appeared by William McCoskey, Assistant United States Attorney. The United States Probation Office (“USPO”) appeared by Officers Angela Smith, who participated in the proceedings.

         The court conducted the following procedures in accordance with Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 32.1(a)(1) and 18 U.S.C. § 3583:

         1. The court advised Mr. Hendricks of his right to remain silent, his right to counsel, and his right to be advised of the charges against him. The court asked Mr. Hendricks questions to ensure that he had the ability to understand the proceedings and his rights.

         2. A copy of the Petition was provided to Mr. Hendricks and his counsel, who informed the court they had reviewed the Petition and that Mr. Hendricks understood the violations alleged. Mr. Hendricks waived further reading of the Petition.

         3. The court advised Mr. Hendricks of his right to a preliminary hearing and its purpose in regard to the alleged violations of his supervised release specified in the Petition. Mr. Hendricks was advised of the rights he would have at a preliminary hearing. Mr. Hendricks stated that he wished to waive his right to a preliminary hearing.

         4. Mr. Hendricks stipulated that there is a basis in fact to hold him on the specifications of violations of supervised release as set forth in the Petition. Mr. Hendricks orally waived his right to a preliminary hearing, which the court accepted.

         5. The court advised Mr. Hendricks of his right to a hearing on the Petition and of his rights in connection with a hearing. The court specifically advised him that at a hearing, he would have the right to present evidence, to cross-examine any witnesses presented by the United States, and to question witnesses against him unless the court determined that the interests of justice did not require a witness to appear.

         6. Mr. Hendricks, by counsel, stipulated that the particular facts regarding his arrest set forth under Violation Number 1 in the Petition as follows are true:

         Violation NumberNature of Noncompliance

         1 “The defendant shall not commit another federal, state, or local crime.”

On March 2, 2017, James Hendricks was arrested by Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department on charges of Ct. 1: Dealing in a Narcotics Drug, felony; Ct. 2: Possession of a Narcotic Drug, felony; and Ct. 3: Resisting Law Enforcement, misdemeanor, under cause number 49G20-1703-F2-008485, filed in Marion County Superior Court 20. He appeared before the Court on March 6, 2017, and bond was set at $40, 000 surety. His next hearing date is set for a final pretrial conference on July 20, 2017, with a jury trial date set for July 26, 2017.

         7. After asking Mr. Hendricks questions to ensure that his decisions to waive hearing and admit the violation was knowing and voluntary, the court placed Mr. Hendricks under oath and directly inquired of Mr. Hendricks whether he admitted the particular facts ...


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