United States District Court, D. Montana, Great Falls Division
FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS TO REVOKE
DEFENDANT'S SUPERVISED RELEASE
JOHNSTON UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE.
Donelle Parker (Parker) has been accused of violating the
conditions of her supervised release by using
methamphetamine. Parker has admitted the violation.
Parker's supervised release should be revoked. Parker
should be placed in custody for a term of time served,
followed by supervised release until June 30, 2019.
pleaded guilty to Robbery on April 14, 2015. (Doc. 88). The
Court sentenced Parker to 18 months of custody, followed by 2
years of supervised release. (Doc. 131). Parker's term of
supervised release began on December 16, 2016. (Doc. 156 at
United States Probation Office filed a Petition requesting
that the Court revoke Parker's supervised release on
April 25, 2018. (Doc. 156). The Petition alleges that Parker
violated the conditions of her supervised release by using
methamphetamine. United States District Judge Brian Morris
issued a warrant for Parker's arrest on April 25, 2018.
appeared before the undersigned for her initial appearance on
May 17, 2018. Parker was represented by R. Hank Branom, Esq.
Parker stated that she had read the petition and that she
understood the allegations. Parker waived her right to a
preliminary hearing. The parties consented to proceed with
the revocation hearing before the undersigned.
Court conducted a revocation hearing on June 5, 2018. Parker
admitted that she had violated the conditions of his
supervised release by using methamphetamine. The Court
continued the disposition phase of the revocation hearing 90
days to enable Parker to participate in an outpatient
substance abuse treatment program. The Court conducted the
disposition phase of the Parker's revocation hearing on
September 4, 2018.
violation is a Grade C violation. Parker's criminal
history category is I. Parker's underlying offense is a
Class C felony. Parker could be incarcerated for up to 24
months. She could be ordered to remain on supervised release
for up to 36 months, less any custody time imposed. The
United States Sentencing Guidelines call for a term of
custody of 3 to 9 months.
Court proposed a custodial sentence of time served, followed
by supervised release until June 30, 2019. Both parties
agreed that the Court's proposed sentence was reasonable.