Harleston, Jr. v. Director TDCJ
MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER REGARDING VENUE. This case is TRANSFERRED to the Houston Division of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Signed by Magistrate Judge Keith F. Giblin on 7/25/17. (ljw, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS
ROBERT ALAN HARLESTON, JR.
CIVIL ACTION NO. 9:17cv129
MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER REGARDING VENUE
Robert Alan Harleston, Jr., an inmate confined in the Lewis Unit of the Texas Department
of Criminal Justice, Correctional Institutions Division, filed this petition for writ of habeas corpus
pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254.
Petitioner states that in 2009, he was convicted of aggravated sexual assault of a child in the
176th District Court of Harris County, Texas. He was sentenced to 25 years of imprisonment.
Petitioner filed this petition for writ of habeas corpus in the district in which he is currently
confined. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2241(d), a petitioner may bring his petition for writ of habeas
corpus in the district in which he was convicted or the district in which he is incarcerated. Section
2241(d) further provides that the district court in the exercise of its discretion may transfer the action
to the other district in the furtherance of justice.
Petitioner was convicted in Harris County, Texas. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 124, Harris
County is in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas. As all records and witnesses
involving this action may be located in the Southern District, the transfer of this action to such
district would further justice.
For the reasons set forth above, it is ORDERED that this case is TRANSFERRED to the
Houston Division of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.
SIGNED this the 25th day of July, 2017.
KEITH F. GIBLIN
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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