June 25, 2013
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff,
JOSHUA D. WELCH, Defendant.
THOMAS D. THALKEN, Magistrate Judge.
This matter is before the court on the motion of defendant Joshua D. Welch (Welch) for further review (Filing No. 70). The court held a hearing on the motion on June 25, 2013. Welch was present with his counsel, Wesley S. Dodge. The United States was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael P. Norris. The court received a copy of the transcript of the detention hearing held in the Northern District of Florida, Pensacola Division, on April 11, 2013. The court also reviewed the Exhibits received at the hearing which were forwarded to this court by Federal Bureau of Investigation in Jacksonville which took custody of the Exhibits after the detention hearing in the Northen District of Florida. Welch provided no new evidence except to proffer his wife and children had moved to Sedalia, Missouri. The government opposed any relief.
Having considered Magistrate Judge Kahn's Amended Order of Detention, the Pretrial Services Report prepared by the Northern District of Florida, and the nature of the charges in the Indictment, I find Welch should continue to be detained pending disposition of this case under the same rationale found by Magistrate Judge Kahn. Accordingly, the motion to review (Filing No. 70) is denied.
IT IS SO ORDERED.