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U.S.A. v. Layton

United States District Court, E.D. Washington

August 26, 2019

U.S.A
v.
Adam T. Layton

          Asst. U.S. Attorney: Earl Allan Hicks.

          Defense Attorney: Federal Defender's Office.

          PETITION FOR WARRANT OR SUMMONS FOR OFFENDER UNDER SUPERVISION

         PETITIONING THE COURT

         To issue a WARRANT

          The probation officer believes that the offender has violated the following conditions of supervision:

         Violation Number Nature of Noncompliance

1 Mandatory Condition #1: You must not commit another Federal, state, or local crime.
Supporting Evidence: Adam Layton was arrested on August 23, 2019, and placed in the Spokane County Jail for being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(1), a Class C Felony.
On August 23, 2019, the U.S. Probation Office conducted a search of the vehicle Mr. Layton was driving, after receiving a signed consent to search form from the owner of the vehicle. Prior to commencing the search, Mr. Layton told the undersigned officer that we would find a loaded .40 caliber handgun in the vehicle on the front seat. U.S. Probation Officers, with the assistance of deputies from the U.S. Marshals Service, as well as an agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, located the .40 caliber Smith and Wesson handgun inside the vehicle in the location Mr. Layton stated it would be. The firearm and ammunition was located inside a bag on the front seat of the vehicle.
On May 15, 2019, Adam Layton signed his judgments for case numbers 2:14CRCR00006-TOR-1 and 2:14CR00160-TOR-1, indicating he understood all conditions ordered by the Court. Specifically, Mr. Layton was made aware by his U.S. probation officer that he must not commit another Federal, state, or local crime.
2 Mandatory Condition #1: You must not commit another Federal, state, or local crime.
Supporting Evidence: Adam Layton was arrested on August 23, 2019, and placed in the Spokane County Jail for being in possession of controlled substances, methamphetamine, and heroin.
On August 23, 2019, the U.S. Probation Office conducted a search of Mr. Layton's apartment. Upon the undersigned officer's arrival to the apartment complex, Mr. Layton's girlfriend was seen taking a black briefcase and a brown box out to her vehicle. The undersigned informed her we were going to conduct a search of their apartment and asked her if there were any drugs or firearms in the residence. She stated there was not. The undersigned then asked her if she would give consent to search her vehicle, as she had just been observed removing two large items from the apartment to her vehicle. Ms. Torrez gave consent to search her vehicle and signed a consent to search form. The undersigned asked a deputy with the U.S. Marshals Service for assistance in the search of the vehicle. The undersigned removed the black briefcase and large wooden box from the driver's side floorboard, and a U.S. Marshal deputy used his firearm detection dog to search the vehicle. The dog indicated there may be a firearm in the black briefcase. The briefcase was opened and the undersigned discovered approximately 13 grams of methamphetamine and approximately 1-ounce of heroin.
The undersigned officer confronted Mr. Layton regarding the drugs that were located. Mr. Layton indicated, after the undersigned called him to tell him the undersigned would come to his apartment after he returned home, he called Ms. Torrez and directed her to remove the two items. Mr. Layton stated, the illegal ...

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