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United States v. Wells

October 3, 2007

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA PLAINTIFF
v.
ORTAVIS WELLS DEFENDANT



The opinion of the court was delivered by: Wm. R. Wilson, Jr. United States District Judge

ORDER

Pending is Defendant's Motion for Bond Hearing (Doc. No. 18). Plaintiff has responded (Doc. No. 24). Defendant's motion is DENIED.

A judge will detain a defendant who is guilty of committing a crime of violence unless the judge finds it likely that a motion for an acquittal or new trial will be granted, or no sentence of imprisonment will be imposed, and the judicial officer finds that the defendant is not likely to flee or pose a danger to any person or the community.*fn1 In the Eighth Circuit, a violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1) is considered a crime of violence.*fn2 Defendant pled guilty to a violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1). Because I do not find it likely that a motion for an acquittal or new trial will be granted, and because a sentence of imprisonment will be imposed, Defendant's motion is DENIED.

IT IS SO ORDERED this 3rd day of ...


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