United States District Court, D. Montana, Great Falls Division
FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS TO REVOKE
DEFENDANT'S SUPERVISED RELEASE
Johnston United States Magistrate Judge
United States accused Mr. Crawford of violating the terms of
his supervised release by (1) failing to attend substance
abuse testing, (2) providing a diluted urine sample, and (3)
failing to notify his probation officer of a change in his
employment. Mr. Crawford admitted to the allegations. His
supervised release should be revoked, and he should be
sentenced to three months in custody, with thirty-three
months of supervised release to follow. His supervised
release should include a mental health evaluation.
March 14, 2014, United States District Court Judge Brian
Morris accepted Mr. Crawford's plead of guilty to the
crime of Strangulation. (Doc. 24.) Judge Morris sentenced Mr.
Crawford to 30 months of incarceration, followed by three
years of supervised release. (Doc. 29.) Mr. Crawford's
term of supervised release began on November 13, 2015. (Doc.
November 24, 2015, Mr. Crawford's supervised release was
suspended so that Mr. Crawford could participate in the Job
Corps Program at Kicking Horse Job Corps in Kalispell,
Montana. (Doc. 33.) However, Mr. Crawford could not enter the
Jobs Corps Program.
April 5, 2016, the United States Probation Office filed a
Report on Offender under Supervision, notifying the Court
that Mr. Crawford had used marijuana. (Doc. 34.)
18, 2016, The Probation Office filed a Petition for Warrant
for Offender Under Supervision addressing Mr. Crawford's
termination from the Great Falls Prerelease Center, failure
to report for substance abuse testing, and consumption of
alcohol. (Doc. 35.) The Court dismissed the Petition, and he
resumed his supervised release. (Doc. 45.)
October 13, 2016, the Probation Office filed a Report on
Offender Under Supervision addressing Mr. Crawford's use
of marijuana. (Doc. 46.) The Court allowed him to continue
his supervised release and order him to complete inpatient
treatment at Crystal Creek. He successfully completed
treatment on November 14, 2016.
January 26, 2017, the Probation Office filed a petition
asking the Court to revoke Mr. Crawford's supervised
release accusing him of violating the terms of his supervised
release by (1) failing to attend substance abuse testing, (2)
providing a diluted urine sample, and (3) failing to notify
his probation officer of a change in his employment. (Doc.
47.) Based on the petition, Judge Morris issued a warrant for
Mr. Crawford's arrest. (Doc. 48.)
Crawford appeared before the undersigned on February 1, 2016,
in Great Falls, Montana. Federal Defender Henry Branom
accompanied him at the initial appearance. Assistant United
States Attorney Bryan Dake represented the United States.
Crawford said he had read the petition and understood the
allegations. Mr. Crawford waived the preliminary hearing, and
the parties consented to proceed ...