United States District Court, D. Montana, Great Falls Division
FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
JOHNSTON UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE.
Christopher Joseph Ladue (Ladue) has been accused of
violating the conditions of his supervised release. Ladue
admitted the alleged violation. Ladue's supervised
release should be revoked. Ladue should be placed in custody
for 6 months, with 42 months of supervised release to follow.
Ladue should receive no credit for time served in tribal
pleaded guilty to Sexual Abuse of a Minor on May 9, 2013.
(Doc. 23). The Court sentenced Ladue to 30 months of custody,
followed by 5 years of supervised release. (Doc. 36).
Ladue's current term of supervised release began on
January 30, 2017. (Doc. 77 at 2).
United States Probation Office filed a Petition on May 16,
2019, requesting that the Court revoke Ladue's supervised
release. (Doc. 77). The Petition alleges that Ladue violated
the conditions of his supervised release by consuming alcohol
on four separate occasions. (Doc, 77 at 2-3). United States
District Court Judge Brian Morris issued a warrant for
Ladue's arrest, (Doc. 78).
appeared before the undersigned for his initial appearance on
July 17, 2019. Ladue was represented by counsel. Ladue stated
that he had read the petition and that he understood the
allegations. Ladue 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 July 17, 2019. Ladue
admitted that he had violated the conditions of his
supervised release by consuming alcohol. The violation is
serious and warrants revocation of Ladue's supervised
violation is a Grade C violation. Ladue's criminal
history category is I. Ladue's underlying offense is a
Class C felony. Ladue could be incarcerated for up to 24
months. He could be ordered to remain on supervised release
for up to 48 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. Ladue should be
incarcerated for 6 months, with 42 months of supervised
release to follow. Ladue should receive no credit for time
served in tribal ...