United States District Court, D. Montana, Great Falls Division
FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Johnston, United States Magistrate Judge
Chanler Chaze Whitegrass (Whitegrass) has been accused of
violating the conditions of his supervised release.
Whitegrass has admitted all of the alleged violations.
Whitegrass's supervised release should be revoked.
Whitegrass should be placed in custody for 10 months, with no
supervised release to follow.
pleaded guilty to Strangulation on June 11, 2015. (Doc. 19).
The Court sentenced Whitegrass to 22 months of custody,
followed by 3 years of supervised release. (Doc. 27).
Whitegrass's current term of supervised release began on
May 29, 2019. (Doc. 66).
United States Probation Office filed a Petition requesting
that the Court revoke Whitegrass's supervised release on
June 7, 2019. (Doc. 66). The Petition alleged that Whitegrass
had violated the conditions of his supervised release: 1) by
failing to notify his probation officer of a change in
residence; 2) by failing to follow the instructions of his
probation officer; and 3) by consuming alcohol.
appeared before the undersigned for his initial appearance on
June 11, 2019. Whitegrass was represented by counsel.
Whitegrass stated that he had read the petition and that he
understood the allegations. Whitegrass 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 11, 2019.
Whitegrass admitted that he had violated the conditions of
his supervised release: 1) by failing to notify his probation
officer of a change in residence; 2) by failing to follow the
instructions of his probation officer; and 3) by consuming
alcohol. The violations are serious and warrant revocation of
Whitegrass's supervised release.
violations are Grade C violations. Whitegrass's criminal
history category is I. Whitegrass's underlying offense is
a Class C felony. Whitegrass could be incarcerated for up to
24 months. He could be ordered to remain on supervised
release for up to 28 months, less any custody time imposed.
The United States Sentencing Guidelines call for a term of
custody of 3 to 9 months.
supervised release should be revoked. Whitegrass should be
incarcerated for 10 months, with no supervised release to
follow. This ...