Johnson v. Kelley
ORDER approving and adopting 13 Recommendation as this Court's findings in all respects; denying Mr. Johnson's petition for writ of habeas corpus and the requested relief; dismissing this case with prejudice; and denying a certificate of appealability. Signed by Judge Kristine G. Baker on 11/8/2017. (cmn)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
PINE BLUFF DIVISION
ROBERT EUGENE JOHNSON
ADC # 078181
Case No. 5:15-cv-00138-KGB/JTR
WENDY KELLEY, Director,
Arkansas Department of Correction
The Court has received the Recommended Disposition (“Recommendation”) from
Magistrate Judge J. Thomas Ray (Dkt. No. 13). Petitioner Robert Eugene Johnson timely filed
objections to the Recommendation (Dkt. No. 14). After a careful review of the Recommendation,
Mr. Johnson’s objections, and a de novo review of the record, the Court concludes that the
Recommendation should be, and hereby is approved and adopted as this Court’s findings in all
The Court writes separately to address Mr. Johnson’s objections to the Recommendation.
For his sole objection, Mr. Johnson asserts that he filed his 28 U.S.C. § 2254 habeas action on
September 17, 2012, not April 30, 2015. Mr. Johnson is correct in that he filed his first habeas
action in September 2012, 1 but this present action was filed on April 30, 2015 (Dkt. No. 1).
Regardless, neither habeas action is timely. As stated and explained in the Recommendation, Mr.
Johnson had until and including October 25, 2011, to file a timely federal habeas petition and failed
It is therefore ordered that:
Mr. Johnson’s petition for a writ of habeas corpus and the requested relief is denied.
Johnson v. Hobbs, Eastern District of Arkansas Case No. 5:12-cv-00370-KGB/JTR.
This case is dismissed with prejudice.
The Court certifies pursuant to Rule 11(a) of the Rules Governing Section 2254
Cases that a certificate of appealability is denied.
So ordered this 8th day of November 2017.
Kristine G. Baker
United States District Judge
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