US v. Raymond Edward Chestnut

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UNPUBLISHED PER CURIAM OPINION filed. Motion disposition in opinion--denying Motion for bail/release pending appeal (Local Rule 9(a) and (b)) [1000018618-2] Originating case number: 4:05-cr-01044-RBH-1,4:16-cv-02013-RBH Copies to all parties and the district court/agency. [1000079827]. Mailed to: Raymond Edward Chestnut. [17-6078]

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Appeal: 17-6078 Doc: 10 Filed: 05/11/2017 Pg: 1 of 2 UNPUBLISHED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT No. 17-6078 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff - Appellee, v. RAYMOND EDWARD CHESTNUT, a/k/a Snoop, a/k/a Ray, Defendant - Appellant. Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, at Florence. R. Bryan Harwell, District Judge. (4:05-cr-01044-RBH-1; 4:16-cv-02013-RBH) Submitted: May 9, 2017 Decided: May 11, 2017 Before SHEDD, WYNN, and THACKER, Circuit Judges. Dismissed by unpublished per curiam opinion. Raymond Edward Chestnut, Appellant Pro Se. Robert Frank Daley, Jr., Assistant United States Attorney, Columbia, South Carolina; Arthur Bradley Parham, Assistant United States Attorney, Florence, South Carolina, for Appellee. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit. Appeal: 17-6078 Doc: 10 Filed: 05/11/2017 Pg: 2 of 2 PER CURIAM: Raymond Edward Chestnut appeals the district court’s January 9, 2017 text order continuing to hold Chestnut’s 18 U.S.C. § 3582(c)(2) (2012) and 28 U.S.C. § 2255 (2012) motions in abeyance pending a decision in Beckles v. United States, 137 S. Ct. 886 (2017). After Chestnut filed his notice of appeal, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Beckles, and the district court entered an order denying relief on the § 3582(c)(2) motion and dismissing the § 2255 motions. Accordingly, we deny Chestnut’s motion for bail or release pending appeal and dismiss the appeal as moot. 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. DISMISSED 2

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