US v. Jovan McLaughlin
UNPUBLISHED PER CURIAM OPINION filed. Originating case number: 3:08-cr-00147-RJC-1 Copies to all parties and the district court/agency. .. [16-4405]
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UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
Plaintiff - Appellee,
JOVAN MARQUELL MCLAUGHLIN,
Defendant - Appellant.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Western
District of North Carolina, at Charlotte.
Robert J. Conrad,
Jr., District Judge. (3:08-cr-00147-RJC-1)
January 26, 2017
February 7, 2017
Before GREGORY, Chief Judge, and MOTZ and SHEDD, Circuit Judges.
Affirmed by unpublished per curiam opinion.
Roderick G. Davis, LAW OFFICE
Charlotte, North Carolina, for
Rose, United States Attorney,
States Attorney, Asheville, North
OF RODERICK G. DAVIS, PLLC,
Amy E. Ray, Assistant United
Carolina, for Appellee.
Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.
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Jovan Marquell McLaughlin appeals the judgment revoking his
supervised release and sentencing him to 12 months imprisonment.
On appeal, McLaughlin alleges that the district court erred by
denying his motion to continue his revocation hearing so that he
could receive a competency hearing under 18 U.S.C. § 4241(a)
For the reasons that follow, we affirm.
denial of a continuance.
United States v. Williams, 445 F.3d
724, 738-39 (4th Cir. 2006).
Whether reasonable cause exists to
hold a hearing under § 4241(a) “is a question left to the sound
discretion of the district court.”
708 F.3d 583, 592 (4th Cir. 2013).
United States v. Bernard,
We find no reversible error
The district court perceived McLaughlin’s behavior was
a product of his defiance and adherence to Moorish Nationalist
understand his revocation proceedings.
discretion of the district court.
This was well within the
Bernard, 708 F.3d at 592; see
(explaining that Moorish Nationals believe that they “need obey
United States and Morocco”).
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Accordingly, we affirm, the district court’s judgment.
this court and argument would not aid the decisional process.
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