MARCUS T. JOHNSON v. DARREN SETTLES, WARDEN - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Apr 4, 2018

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Marcus T. Johnson, Pikeville, Tennessee, pro se.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Courtney N. Orr, Assistant Attorney General; and Charme Allen, District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): HOLLOWAY

Marcus T. Johnson, the Petitioner, filed a Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus (“the Petition”) claiming that he was being illegally restrained of his liberty because the Tennessee Board of Probation and Parole (“the Parole Board”) violated his due process rights by failing to timely serve him with a parole violation warrant and failing to conduct a preliminary hearing within fourteen days of the service of the warrant. The State moved to dismiss the Petition for failure to state a cognizable claim. The habeas corpus court granted the State’s motion and summarily dismissed the Petition. We affirm.

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