United States District Court, District of Minnesota
Ronald Alfred Thomas, pro se.
Scott A. Buhler, POLK COUNTY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE; James B. Early and Matthew Frank, MINNESOTA ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE, for respondents.
Patrick J. Schiltz United States District Judge
Petitioner Ronald Thomas is a state prisoner serving 360 months in prison after entering an Alford plea to one count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. Thomas brings this habeas action under 28 U.S.C. § 2254 seeking to overturn his conviction and sentence.
This matter is before the Court on Thomas’s objection to the March 11, 2015 Report and Recommendation (“R&R”) of Magistrate Judge Hildy Bowbeer. Judge Bowbeer recommends dismissing this action with prejudice as time-barred under 28 U.S.C. § 2244(d). The Court has conducted a de novo review. See 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1); Fed.R.Civ.P. 72(b). Based on that review, the Court overrules Thomas’s objection and adopts the R&R.
Based on the foregoing, and on all of the files, records, and proceedings herein, the Court OVERRULES petitioner’s objection [ECF Nos. 6, 7] and ADOPTS the March 11, 2015 R&R [Docket No. 4]. IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT:
1. Petitioner’s 28 U.S.C. § 2254 petition is DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE as time-barred.
2. Petitioner’s application to proceed without prepaying fees or costs ...