United States District Court, D. Montana, Great Falls Division
FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Johnston United States Magistrate Judge.
Loren James Rider (Rider) has been accused of violating the
conditions of his supervised release. Rider admitted all of
the alleged violations. Rider's supervised release should
be revoked. Rider should be placed in custody for 6 months,
with 12 months of supervised release to follow. Rider should
serve the first 60 days of supervised release at Connections
Corrections in Butte, Montana.
pleaded guilty to Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury
on April 26, 2016. (Doc. 51). The Court sentenced Rider to 25
months of custody, followed by 3 years of supervised release.
(Doc. 96). Rider's current term of supervised release
began on May 13, 2019. (Doc. 157 at 1).
United States Probation Office filed a Petition on May 24,
2019, requesting that the Court revoke Rider's supervised
release. (Doc. 157). The Petition alleges that Rider violated
the conditions of his supervised release: 1) by failing to
report for substance abuse treatment; and 2) by consuming
alcohol. (Doc. 157 at 2-3). United States District Judge
Brian Morris issued a warrant for Rider's arrest on May
appeared before the undersigned for his initial appearance on
June 5, 2019. Rider was represented by counsel.
Rider stated that he had read the petition and that he
understood the allegations. Rider waived his 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, 2019. Rider
admitted that he had violated the conditions of his
supervised release: 1) by failing to report for substance
abuse treatment; and 2) by consuming alcohol. The violations
are serious and warrant revocation of Rider's supervised
violations are Grade C violations. Rider's criminal
history category is IV. Rider's underlying offense is a
Class C felony. Rider could be incarcerated for up to 24
months. Rider could be ordered to remain on supervised
release for up to 27 months, less any custody time imposed.
The United States Sentencing Guidelines call for a term of
custody of 6 to 12 months.
supervised release should be revoked. Rider should be
incarcerated for 6 months, with 12 months of supervised
release to follow. The supervised release conditions imposed
previously should be continued. Rider should serve the first
60 days of supervised release at Connections ...