Keen v. Unknown, No. 7:2012cv00328 - Document 3 (W.D. Va. 2012)

Court Description: MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge James C. Turk on 08/02/2012. (kab)
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CLERK' OFFI E U, . ST COURT S C S DI . AT ROANOKE, VA FIED L ALC 22 2 1 22 I TH E UN I N TED STA TES D I STR I T C O U RT C FOR THE W ESTERN DI STRI OF VI NI CT RGI A R O AN O K E D I ISIO N V TER EN CE A N TO INE K EEN , J I C. LEX CLERK ULA DU ' BY: DEP CA SE N O .7: V00328 12C Pett oner, ii V. M EM O R AN D UM O PIN IO N UN K N O W N, By: Jam es C .Turk Seni U nied St es Di t ctJudge or t at s ri R espondent . Te e A nt ne K ee a V igi a i a e pr e di p o K ,fl d t spe ii f a wrt r nce oi n, r ni nm t oc e ng r ie hi tton or i of a e sc r u , u s a tt 28U.. j2 4 c l ngngt J n 3 , 0 j d me t fte h b a o p s p ru n o SC. 25 , hal i he u e 0 20 9 u g n o h e D a le Ci c tCo tunde w hi h he s a c c e o na c i s a dr of e e a nvil r ui ur r c t nds onvi t d f r otc nd ug f ns s nd s nt nc d t i pr s e . 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The Clr i die t d t s nd c e o t sm e a e k s r c e o e opi s f hi mor ndum o ni a a c pa ng pi on nd c om nyi or rt pe ii r de o ttone . E R:T i F' dyo Au ut2 1. NTE hs ' a f g s, 02 V . J ' t A J Se r nie S a e D it i t udge ni t d t t s s rc 2 Keen i al advied t thi petton appe st be untmel f l i t sc q pur ua t 28 s so s ha s ii ar o i y ied n hi our s nt o U. C. 22 44 ) Thi s cin p o d st taj2 4peiinmu tge r l b fldwihi o ye r S. j 4 d . s e to r vie ha 25 tto s ne al e ie t n ne a y fom t dat on whi t pettonerhasexhaused hi diectappe optons. 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