Adams v. Light et al, No. 7:2017cv00027 - Document 12 (W.D. Va. 2017)

Court Description: MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Chief United States District Judge Glen E. Conrad on 5/9/2017. (tvt)
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CLERK' OFFI U. DI rnlr S CE S. SI - l AT RO/NOKE, è L VA ; Tj 'l. o .: . j MAt 29 2 1 ? I T H E U NI N TED STATE S D I STR I CO U R T CT FO R TH E W ESTERN DISTR I O F VI G I I CT R N A R O AN O K E DIV ISIO N DOM I NQUE HERM AN ADAM S, Pl ntf ai if, R. GHT, K , LI c Deendant. f s ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) J A n u' L ULI BY: DE CASE NO.7: 17CV00027 M EM OM NDUM OPI ON NI By: GlnE. nr d e Co a Chi Unie St e DititJudge ef t d ats src Domi que He n Ada s a Vig ri i a e pr e ng pr K ,sld t s cvi rght ni nna m , r ila nm t oce di o e hi i l i s a i ptrua t 42 U. C.j 1 algi t tprs ofkil a Red Onin Stt Prs cton ls nt o S. 983, le ng ha ion t as t o ae ion p a e hm i f t -o n r s it f reg tho r wi o tj si to o d e p o e s Up n lc d i n oz p i t ekan s o i h u s t u u tt i n r u r c s . o r h ka r viw of t r or t co tfnds t t t a ton m us be s m m a iy dim is d t de 42 e e he ec d, he ur i ha he c i t u rl s s e m r U. 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Prs n sa fs dpr de t i ae wih awrte r s e on t botom of ant or io t f houl ovi he nm t t itn e pons he t t i o ma c he nf r l ompl i f a r t n i t hi wihi ffe n days Thei a ec n t n i tae ant onn nd eur t o m t n ite . nm t a he nii t t ne s e unde OP 866. - a r gul rgre he xt t p r 1 e a i vanc w ih t i or a c pl i a t he e, t he nf m l om a nt tac d. A r ulr gre nc mus be fl d wihi 30 da of t occzr nce a ut whih i eg a i va e t ie tn ys he tre bo c t c ompli . Afe i si aton oft gre nce t wa de orhi de i ans tr nve tg i he i va , he r n s sgneewils nd t i ae l e he nm t a Le l 1 r s ve e pons . I t r pondi ofi i l dde m i t gr e nce t be t ounde ' f r e f he es ng fc a r nes he i va o l unf d,' o f l e usi n of a l e r m e e ,t i e. t a a t t hol ng t Le l 1, t ul xha to vaiabl e di s he nmat mus ppe l ha di o ve 1 he r gi la i sr t , i s m eca e , o Le l11 e ona dm nitaor and n o s s t ve 1 . On t f ce of hi c pl nt A da s s a e t the di nott l a gr e nce r ga di he a s om ai , m t t s ha d i e ny i va s e r ng tecamsr ie i hsj 1 8 c mp an . Heh sas s b te c p e o ohe r me yf r h li as d n i 9 3 o lit a lo u mitd o is f t r e d o ms he fl pu poredl i a e f tt e us. M or t n a ye ra trt i de a is ,Adnms ied, r t y n n for o xha t e ha a fe he nci nt t s ue frt sl d a i or c is e n nf mal ompl i f m ,dae Oc o r 16,201 c ant or td t be 6, ompli ng t t ofi e s ha a ni ha fc r d plc d hm i ç mb ao yr srit'freg th u so Se tmb i1 ,2 6. ( S.a 3 ECF a e i n t ultr e tan s' o ih o r n pe e 6 01 V. , t , a No. ) Thers n e d td Oco e 21 201 ,sae t a a c r igt r c r s no a u ao y 2. epo s , ae t b r , 6 ttd h t c o dn o e o d , mb ltr r sr i s ha be n a i d t Ada s o Se e be 16,201 Ada s fl a s ond i onnal e tant d e pple o m n pt m r 6. m ied ec nf c ompl i ,da e Ocober24,2016,m adng t s ant t d t l he ame c ompl i ,butsai t c r c da e of ant ttng he ore t t t n he mbult r r sr nt i i nt a Se e r 1 2015. The m i tn r pons , daed a o y e tai s nc de s pt mbe 6, te es e t , Nove be 11 201 i c t d t tAdn s had wat d mor t 30 da t fl a i or al m r , 6, ndia e ha m ' ie e han ys o ie n nf m c ompli a ant bouta Se e r201 i de . Bas d on t sr s pt mbe 5 nci nt e hi e pons ,Ada s a gue t theha e m r s ha d 7 no ava l bl a i sr tve r m e es i Oc obe 201 a t t any a t pt t fl a r gul r ia e dm ni t a i e di n t r 6 nd ha tem o ie e a g i vanc or f r he a re e u t r ppea s w as f ie. H e a gues t tt s a l ge f tlt i 201 e us hi l m l r ha hi le d ' iiy n u 6 xc ed m fo tee h usinrq ie n u d rj1 7ea .Hei mitk n r m h x a to e ur me t n e 99 () s sa e . Ada doe not sa e a f c s s ms s tt ny a t ugge tng t t t g i va pr e e a W a lns si ha he re nce oc dur s t le Ri we e una ia e t hi i a r pec i Se e dge r val bl o m n ny es t n pt mber a Oc obe 201 or t t t nd t r 5, ha he pr ed le di notofe a r le . Ros ,1 S.Ct a 1859. Ra he ,Adams a l to ,tke oc tr s d f r ny e if s 36 .t t r ' legai ns a n a tue s w t the f ie t a tmpt e usi of s h gre nc pr e le i e a ey s r , ho ha a ld o te xha ton uc iva e oc dtr s mm di t l f l ng t Se e r 201 i i nt a i t a wat d mor t n a ye r t fl hi frt olowi he pt mbe 5 ncde nd, nse d, ie e ha a o ie s is i or a c nf m l ompl i f r sa ant o m bouti. Onc t d t the had fl d out i t 30- y de dlne f a t e ol ha ie sde he da a i or r l r gre nc he s o d a t m ptng e us i Thus i i c ea f om t f c of Adn s' egu a i va e, t ppe te i xha ton. , t s l r r he a e m c ompli ta a t hme st the di notc m plt t a ia e se i t VDOC gre nce a n nd tac nt ha d o e e he va lbl tps n he i va pr edu e: he di not fl a tm e y i or a c oc r d ie i l nf m l ompl i or r ulr g iva e i t 30 da ant eg a re nc n he ys f l ng t i de a a a cons que e,f ie t pur ue t a i sr tve r m e es a olowi he nci nt nd, s e nc a ld o s he dm nita i e di nd a ppeas t n a ia e t hi unde OP 866. . The c tc l l he val bl o m r 1 our oncudes t t s cla f l e t hat hi e r aiur o c mpl wih 4 U. C. j1 9 ea b fr fl g hi j1 3 c mpan b r t s lws i. o y t 2 S. 9 7 () e o e ii s 98 o lit a s hi a ut n Ac o dngy t c u twi sl c r i l, he o r l l l mmmiy d s s t e a to wi u p eudc . An a p o rae l imis h cin t t rj ie ho p r p it or rw ili s t sda de l s ue hi y. 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