Williams v. Steele, No. 4:2017cv01791 - Document 6 (E.D. Mo. 2017)

Court Description: OPINION, MEMORANDUM AND ORDER OF TRANSFER TO: Western District of Missouri - IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that petitioner's motion to proceed in forma pauperis is PROVISIONALLY GRANTED, subject to modification by the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Clerk shall transfer this case to the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri. See 28 U.S.C. § 2241(d). Signed by District Judge Henry Edward Autrey on 7/13/17. (KJS)
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Williams v. Steele Doc. 6 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI EASTERN DIVISION SAMUEL H. WILLIAMS, Petitioner, v. TROY STEELE, Respondent. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) No. 4:17CV1791 PLC OPINION, MEMORANDUM AND ORDER OF TRANSFER This matter is before the Court on petitioner's motion to proceed in forma pauperis. The Court will provisionally grant the motion. Additionally, the Court will transfer this case to the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri. Petitioner, a Missouri state prisoner, seeks a writ of habeas corpus under 28 U.S.C. § 2254. Petitioner is incarcerated in the Eastern District of Missouri. Petitioner's conviction, however, arose in the Western District of Missouri. The Eastern District of Missouri and the Western District of Missouri both have jurisdiction over the petition. See 28 U.S.C. § 2241(d). In such an instance as this, the Court may transfer the petition to the Western District "in furtherance of justice . . ." Id. Additionally, the Court has entered an administrative order stating that, absent any unusual circumstances, any habeas petition challenging a conviction or sentence arising out of a proceeding in the Western District of Missouri should be transferred to that district. In re Business of the Court, January 27, 1986. As a result, the Court will order that this case be transferred to the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri. Dockets.Justia.com Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that petitioner's motion to proceed in forma pauperis is PROVISIONALLY GRANTED, subject to modification by the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Clerk shall transfer this case to the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri. See 28 U.S.C. § 2241(d). Dated this 13th day of July, 2017. __________________________________ HENRY EDWARD AUTREY UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE -2-