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United States v. Jones

United States District Court, N.D. Indiana, Hammond Division

April 22, 2019

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff,
v.
SHANTERRA JONES, Defendant.

          FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATION OF THE MAGISTRATE JUDGE UPON A HEARING ON WAIVER OF PROBATION REVOCATION HEARING

          JOSHUA P. KOLAR, MAGISTRATE JUDGE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

         TO: THE HONORABLE JAMES T. MOODY, UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT, NORTHERN DISTRICT OF INDIANA

         On April 22, 2019, the United States Government appeared by counsel Assistant United States Attorney Diane Berkowitz. Defendant Shanterra Jones appeared in person and by counsel Roxanne Mendez Johnson and in the custody of the United States Marshal. United States Probation Officer James Holm appeared.

         A hearing on waiver of probation revocation hearing was held. The Court received evidence and comments.

         Based upon the record of proceedings the Court makes this Report and Recommendation.

         On March 24, 2017, Defendant Shanterra Jones pled guilty to the Count 3 charge in the Indictment (distribution of 3, 4 methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (MDMA)).

         On September 5, 2017, Judge James T. Moody sentenced Defendant Shanterra Jones to probation for a term of three years subject to mandatory and discretionary conditions of supervision.

         On February 27, 2019, the United States Probation Department filed a Petition for Warrant for Offender Under Supervision, (ECF No. 85), alleging that Defendant Shanterra Jones violated the terms and conditions of her probation. On February 27, 2019, an arrest warrant was issued. On March 1, 2019, Defendant Shanterra Jones was arrested, and the Initial Appearance was held.

         On March 7, 2019, the United States Probation Office filed a Summary Report of Violations. (ECF No. 94)

         On March 21, 2019, an Agreed Disposition of Probation Violations was filed, signed by Defendant Shanterra Jones, counsel for Defendant Shanterra Jones, Assistant United States Attorney Diane Berkowitz, and United States Probation Officer James Holm was filed. (ECF No. 95).

         On April 11, 2019, Defendant Shanterra Jones, by counsel, filed a Waiver of Probation Revocation/Modification Hearing. (ECF No. 100)

         On April 11, 2019, Judge James T. Moody issued an Order referring the case to the undersigned Magistrate Judge for a Report and Recommendation on the Waiver of Probation Revocation/Modification Hearing, specifically regarding whether defendant knowingly and voluntarily waives her right to a Rule 32.1(b)(2) probation revocation hearing and whether defendant knowingly and voluntarily entered into the Agreed Disposition of Probation Violations.

         As a result of the April 22, 2019 hearing on waiver of probation revocation hearing, the undersigned Magistrate Judge FINDS that:

         1. Defendant Shanterra Jones has been advised of her right to remain silent, her right to counsel, her right to a probation revocation hearing, and her rights in connection with such a hearing, including the right to a written notice of the alleged probation violation (which Defendant has received), the right to disclosure of the evidence against her, the right to the opportunity to appear, present evidence, and question any adverse witness unless the court determines that the interest of justice does not require the witness to appear, the right to retain counsel or to request that counsel be appointed if she ...


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