Jones v. Kelley
ORDER adopting the 14 Recommended Disposition filed by Magistrate Judge Beth Deere petitioner Rodney Jones's petition for writ of habeas corpus 1 is denied and dismissed with prejudice; a certificate of appealability under Rule 11 of the Rules Governing Section 2254 Cases is denied because Mr. Jones has not made a substantial showing of the denial of a constitutional right. Signed by Judge Billy Roy Wilson on 6/21/16. (tjb)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
PINE BLUFF DIVISION
RODNEY L. JONES
WENDY KELLEY, Director,
Arkansas Department of Correction
I have reviewed the Recommended Disposition (“Recommendation”) filed by
Magistrate Judge Beth Deere. I have also considered Mr. Jones’s objections to the
Recommendation and I have reviewed de novo those portions of the record relating to Mr.
Jones’s objections. After careful consideration, I adopt as my findings in all respects the
Recommendation in its entirety. Accordingly, Petitioner Rodney Jones’s petition for writ
of habeas corpus (Doc. No. 1) is DENIED and DISMISSED with prejudice.
A certificate of appealability under Rule 11 of the Rules Governing Section 2254
Cases is denied because Mr. Jones has not made a substantial showing of the denial of a
IT IS SO ORDERED, this 21st day of June, 2016.
/s/Billy Roy Wilson
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
See 28 U.S.C. § 2253(c)(1)-(2).
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