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United States v. Ricker

United States District Court, D. Montana, Great Falls Division

November 16, 2016

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff,
v.
PATRICIA M. RICKER, Defendant.

          FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS TO REVOKE DEFENDANT'S SUPERVISED RELEASE

          JOHN JOHNSTON, UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE

         I. Synopsis

         The United States accused Ms. Ricker of violating her conditions of supervised release by consuming alcohol on several occasions, failing to report for substance abuse treatment, and failing to report for substance abuse testing. Ms. Ricker admitted to the violations. Her supervised release should be revoked, and she should be sentenced to seven months in custody and forty-seven months of supervised release to follow.

         II. Status

         On May 13, 2004, Ms. Ricker pleaded guilty to Second Degree Murder. On October 4, 2004, United States District Court Judge Sam Haddon sentenced her to 121 months in custody, followed by sixty months of supervised release. (Doc. 65.)

         On April 1, 2013, the Chief United States District Judge for the District of Montana Dana L. Christensen revoked Ms. Ricker's supervised release because she used methamphetamine on four occasions. Judge Christensen sentenced her to six months in custody followed by fifty-four months of supervised release. (Doc. 77.) Her current term of supervised release began on August 27, 2013.

         Petition

         On October 18, 2016, the United States Probation Office filed a petition asking the Court to revoke Ms. Rickers' supervised release. (Doc. 79.) The Probation Office accused her of violating her conditions of supervised release by consuming alcohol on several occasions, failing to report for substance abuse treatment, and failing to report for substance abuse testing. (Id.) Based on the petition, Judge Morris issued a warrant for Ms. Ricker's arrest. (Doc. 80.)

         Initial appearance

         On November 3, 2016, Ms. Ricker appeared before the undersigned in Great Falls, Montana, for an initial appearance. Federal Defender David Ness accompanied her at the initial appearance. Assistant United States Attorney Jessica Betley represented the United States.

         Ms. Ricker said she had read the petition and understood the allegations. She waived the preliminary hearing, and the parties consented to proceed with the revocation hearing before the undersigned. The Court continued the hearing in order to explore treatment options.

         Revocation hearing

         On November 15, 2016, Ms. Ricker appeared for her revocation hearing before the undersigned. Federal Defender Tony Gallagher accompanied her. She admitted that she violated the conditions of her supervised release. The violations are serious and warrant revocation of his supervised release.

         Ms. Ricker's violation grade is Grade C, her criminal history category is I, and her underlying offense is a Class A felony. She could be incarcerated for up to sixty months. She could be ordered to remain on supervised release for fifty-four months, less any custody time imposed. The ...


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