US v. Adrian Gambrell-Booker
UNPUBLISHED PER CURIAM OPINION filed. Originating case number: 6:13-cr-00353-MGL-4. Copies to all parties and the district court. . [14-4812]
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UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
Plaintiff - Appellee,
ADRIAN MARKEESE GAMBRELL-BOOKER, a/k/a AD,
Defendant - Appellant.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of
South Carolina, at Greenville.
Mary G. Lewis, District Judge.
January 20, 2017
February 24, 2017
Before MOTZ, KEENAN, and DIAZ, Circuit Judges.
Dismissed by unpublished per curiam opinion.
John M. Ervin, III, Darlington, South Carolina, for Appellant.
Greenville, South Carolina, for Appellee.
Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.
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Adrian Markeese Gambrell-Booker pled guilty to conspiracy
to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute cocaine
and cocaine base, in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 846 (2012).
district court complied with Fed. R. Crim. P. 11 in accepting
A criminal defendant must file a notice of appeal within 14
days after the entry of judgment.
Fed. R. App. P. 4(b)(1)(A).
With or without a motion, upon a showing of excusable neglect or
good cause, the district court may grant an extension of up to
30 days to file a notice of appeal.
Fed. R. App. P. 4(b)(4);
United States v. Reyes, 759 F.2d 351, 353 (4th Cir. 1985).
The district court entered judgment on November 26, 2013.
Gambrell-Booker filed his notice of appeal, at the earliest, on
October 20, 2014, the date appearing on his notice of appeal. *
A pro se prisoner’s notice of appeal is considered filed
at the moment it is delivered to prison authorities for mailing
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We note that the appeal period in a criminal case is not a
jurisdictional provision, but, rather, a claim-processing rule.
United States v. Urutyan, 564 F.3d 679, 685 (4th Cir. 2009).
But because Gambrell-Booker’s appeal is inordinately late, and
economy, we exercise our inherent power to dismiss it.
States v. Mitchell, 518 F.3d 740, 744, 750 (10th Cir. 2008).
Because Gambrell-Booker failed to file a timely notice of
dismiss the appeal as untimely.
We dispense with oral argument
because the facts and legal contentions are adequately presented
in the materials before this court and argument would not aid
the decisional process.
to the court. Fed. R. App. P. 4(c); Houston v. Lack, 487 U.S.
266, 276 (1988).
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