United States District Court, E.D. Tennessee, Chattanooga
September 9, 2014
United States of America
REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION
SUSAN K. LEE, Magistrate Judge.
Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b), I conducted a plea hearing in this case on September 3, 2014. At the hearing, defendant entered a plea of guilty to Count 1 (Class A Misdemeanor) of the onecount Bill of Information pursuant to a written plea agreement. On the basis of the record made at the hearing, I find the defendant is capable and competent to enter an informed plea; the plea is made knowingly and with full understanding of each of the rights waived by defendant; the plea is made voluntarily and free from any force, threats, or promises; apart from the promises in the plea agreement; the defendant understands the nature of the charge and penalties provided by law; and the plea has a sufficient basis in fact.
Therefore, I RECOMMEND defendant's plea of guilty to Count 1 of the Bill of Information be accepted, and the Court adjudicate defendant guilty of the charges set forth in Count 1 of the Bill of Information, and a decision on whether to accept the plea agreement be deferred until sentencing. The parties agreed Defendant should remain on bond pending sentencing. Therefore, I further RECOMMEND Defendant remain on bond until sentencing in this matter. Acceptance of the plea, adjudication of guilt, acceptance of the plea agreement, and imposition of sentence are specifically reserved for the district judge.