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. Ironpipe of violating his
conditions of supervised release by using methamphetamine. He
admitted to the allegation. Mr. Ironpipe's supervised
release should be revoked. He should be sentenced to six
months of custody, with forty-six supervised release to
April 2014, Mr. Ironpipe pleaded guilty to Sexual Abuse of a
Minor. (Doc. 25.) United States District Court Judge Brian
Morris sentenced Mr. Ironpipe to 15 months of custody and 60
months of supervised release. (Doc. 35.) Mr. Ironpipe began
his first term of supervised release on June 12, 2015. (Doc.
42.) On June 24, 2015, the United States Probation Office
filed a Request for Modifying the Conditions or Term of
Supervision with Consent of Offender. The Court modified the
conditions of supervised release by adding conditions
requiring Mr. Ironpipe to participate in substance abuse
testing and to abstain from the consumption of alcohol. (Doc.
October 27, 2015, the United States Probation Office filed a
Report on Offender under Supervision, alleging Mr. Ironpipe
had violated the conditions of his supervised release by
using methamphetamine, knowingly residing with children under
age 18 without permission, and failing to attend a chemical
dependency appointment. (Doc. 41.) The Court allowed him to
continue his supervised release.
February 2, 2016, Mr. Ironpipe's supervised release was
revoked because he violated its terms by committing a new
crime, drinking a pint of vodka, and failing to successfully
complete a sex offender treatment program. He was sentenced
to three months of custody and fifty-seven months of
supervised release. (Docs. 51, 53.) He began his next term of
supervised release on April 21, 2016.
August 11, 2016 Mr. Ironpipe's supervised release was
revoked because he consumed alcohol. The Court sentenced him
to five months in custody, with fifty-two months of
supervised release to follow. (Doc. 62.) He began his current
term of supervised release on December 7, 2016.
Probation Office filed a Report on Offender Under Supervision
on January 30, 2017 informing the Court that Mr. Ironpipe
tested positive for methamphetamine. (Doc. 64.) The Court
allowed him to continue his supervised release.
January 31, 2107, the Probation Office filed a petition
asking the Court to revoke Mr. Ironpipe's supervised
release. The Probation Office accused Mr. Ironpipe of
violating the conditions of his supervised release by using
methamphetamine. (Doc. 65.) Based on the petition, the Judge
Morris issued a warrant for Mr. Ironpipe's arrest. (Doc.
Ironpipe appeared before the undersigned on February 2, 2017,
in Great Falls, Montana, for an initial appearance. Federal
Defender Henry Branom accompanied Mr. Ironpipe at the initial
appearance. Assistant United States Attorney Bryan Dake
represented the United States.
Ironpipe said he had read the petition and understood the
allegations. Mr. Ironpipe waived the preliminary hearing, and
the parties consented to proceed ...