United States v. Russell Ford


PER CURIAM OPINION FILED - THE COURT: Raymond W. Gruender, Pasco M. Bowman and Bobby E. Shepherd (UNPUBLISHED); Granting [4162617-2] motion to dismiss case filed by Appellant Mr. Russell L. Ford.; Granting [4122601-2] motion to withdraw as counsel filed by Ms. Jane Francis. [4173648] [13-3456]

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United States Court of Appeals For the Eighth Circuit ___________________________ No. 13-3456 ___________________________ United States of America lllllllllllllllllllll Plaintiff - Appellee v. Russell L. Ford lllllllllllllllllllll Defendant - Appellant ____________ Appeal from United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri - Springfield ____________ Submitted: July 7, 2014 Filed: July 10, 2011 [Unpublished] ____________ Before GRUENDER, BOWMAN, and SHEPHERD, Circuit Judges. ____________ PER CURIAM. Russell Ford pleaded guilty to one count of failing to register as a sex offender and was sentenced by the District Court1 to eighteen months in prison. Ford then 1 The Honorable Beth Phillips, United States District Judge for the Western District of Missouri. Appellate Case: 13-3456 Page: 1 Date Filed: 07/10/2014 Entry ID: 4173648 initiated a direct criminal appeal, and his counsel filed a brief under Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967), and moved to withdraw. Ford thereafter filed a pro se motion to dismiss his appeal. We now grant Ford’s motion, and we dismiss this appeal. See Fed. R. App. P. 42(b). In addition, we grant counsel’s motion to withdraw. ______________________________ -2- Appellate Case: 13-3456 Page: 2 Date Filed: 07/10/2014 Entry ID: 4173648

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