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United States v. Knight

January 14, 2008

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v.
KENNETH W. KNIGHT



The opinion of the court was delivered by: Chief Judge Curtis L. Collier

ORDER

On December 7, 2007, United States Magistrate Judge William B. Carter conducted a plea hearing in this case for Kenneth W. Knight ("Defendant") and filed a Report and Recommendation ("R&R"). The R&R recommends: (1) the Court accept Defendant's guilty plea as to Count One of the Indictment, charging knowingly possessing in and affecting commerce, firearms and ammunition in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1);*fn1 the Court accept Defendant's guilty plea as to Count Two of the Indictment, charging knowingly, intentionally, and without authority possessing with the intention to distribute fifty (50) grams or more of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance, in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(A); (2) the Court adjudicate Defendant guilty of the charges to which he has pleaded; (3) the Court accept Defendant's plea agreement at the time of sentencing; and (4) Defendant remains in custody pending sentencing in this matter (Court File No. 14).

Neither party has filed objections to the R&R within the given ten (10) days. Therefore, after reviewing the record, the Court ACCEPTS and ADOPTS the R&R (Court File No. 14) pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1), and ORDERS as follows:

(1) Defendant's guilty plea to Count One of the Indictment is ACCEPTED;

(2) Defendant's guilty plea to Count Two of the Indictment is ACCEPTED;

(3) Defendant is hereby ADJUDGED guilty of the charges to which he has pleaded;

(4) A decision to accept the plea agreement is DEFERRED until sentencing; and

(5) Defendant REMAINS IN CUSTODY until sentencing. Sentencing is set for Thursday, March 20, 2008, at 9:00 a.m.

SO ORDERED.

CURTIS L. COLLIER CHIEF UNITED STATES ...


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