United States District Court, E.D. Tennessee, Chattanooga
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 November 13, 2014. At the hearing, defendant moved to withdraw his not guilty plea to Count One of the one-count Indictment and entered a plea of guilty to Count One of the Indictment. There is no plea agreement in this case. On the basis of the record made at the hearing, I find the defendant is fully 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, 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 motion to withdraw his not guilty plea to Count One be granted, his plea of guilty to Count One of the Indictment be accepted, and the Court adjudicate defendant guilty of the charges set forth in Count One of the Indictment. I further RECOMMEND defendant remain in custody until sentencing in this matter. Acceptance of the plea, ...