United States District Court, E.D. Tennessee, Winchester
February 10, 2015
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION
WILLIAM B. MITCHELL CARTER, Magistrate Judge.
Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b), I conducted a plea hearing in this case on February 10, 2015. At the hearing, defendant entered a plea of guilty to Counts One and Two of the Two-Count Indictment. There is no plea agreement in this case. On the basis of the record made at the hearing, I find that the defendant is fully capable and competent to enter an informed plea; that the plea is made knowingly and with full understanding of each of the rights waived by defendant; that it is made voluntarily and free from any force, threats, or promises; that the defendant understands the nature of the charge and penalties provided by law; and that the plea has a sufficient basis in fact.
I therefore recommend that defendant's plea of guilty to Counts One and Two of the Two-Count Indictment be accepted and that the Court adjudicate defendant guilty of the charges set forth in Counts One and Two of the Two-Count Indictment at the time of sentencing. I further recommend that defendant remain on bond pending sentencing in this matter. Acceptance of the plea, adjudication of guilt, and imposition of sentence are specifically reserved for the district judge.
The defendant's sentencing date is scheduled for Monday, May 11, 2015, at 9:00 am.