United States District Court, D. Massachusetts
to Withdraw Petition and Affidavit for a Warrant or Summons
for Offender Under Supervision
Honorable George A. OToole, U.S. District Judge.
October 20, 2015, the defendant appeared before Magistrate
Judge M. Page Keiley and made his Initial Appearance on the
following alleged violations of his supervised release
Violation of Special Condition: The
defendant shall not commit another local, state, or
MBTA Transit Police Department report, on May 16, 2015, an
officer inside a substation heard a party yelling threats
towards another party including statements of "getting
my 40 cal." -The officer observed a male, later
identified as Norman Ferguson, walking towards another male,
identified as Troy Stewart, The officer observed Mr. Ferguson
with a black folding knife, that appeared to be extended in
his right hand, clutched against his lower abdomen, while
aggressively yeiling in Mr. Stewart's face. Mr. Stewart
observed the officer coming out of the booth and informed Mr.
Ferguson of the officer's presence attempting to calm him
down, and Mr. Ferguson put his knife in his right pants'
pocket and backed away from Mr. Stewart.
officers approached Mr. Ferguson, he immediately pulled up
his shirt and stated that he did not have a firearm. A pat
frisk of Mr. Ferguson revealed a Smith & Wesson folding
knife, with an approximate our-inch blade, located in his
right front pocket. Mr. Stewart stated that Mr. Ferguson
called him a "bitch" and a nigga" and told him
that he had firearms charges and that he was going to teach
Mr. Stewart a lesson. Due to the officer observing Mr.
Ferguson acting as an aggressor, Mr. Ferguson was placed
following day, Mr. Ferguson was arraigned in Dorchester
District Court and charged with Assault with a Dangerous
Weapon. He was released on $100 bail.
Violation of Standard Condition: The
defendant shall not possess a firearm. ammunition,
destructive device, or other dangerous weapon.
MBTA Transit Police Department report, on May 16, 2015, Mr.
Ferguson was in possession of a Smith & Wesson folding
Violation of Standard Condition: The
defendant shall not commit another local, state, or federal
Randolph Police Department arrest report, on June 17, 2015,
officers responded to 79 Bridle Path Circle for a report of a
female screaming "get off of me." Officers
proceeded to apartment 836, Norman Ferguson's residence.
From the hallway, officers heard a male voice from inside the
apartment stating "get out of my crib" twice. The
male voice then asked a female where his $30 was and then
stated once more, "get out of my crib, " and also
stated "watch you're going to regret this." The
officers then knocked on the door and Norman Ferguson opened
it. Mr. Ferguson advised that he and his girlfriend, Jadea
Simmons, had been arguing all day. He was unable to identify
why they were arguing but stated that "she's been
talking shit all day." The officer asked Mr. Ferguson if
it got physical and Mr. Ferguson demonstrated his back, where
he claimed Ms. Simmons had scratched him. The officers were
unable to identify any marks on Mr. Ferguson. While speaking
with the officer, Mr. Ferguson received a call on his cell
phone which he claimed was the 9-1-1 operator calling him
back, as he had previously tried to contact 9-1-1. The
officer was unable to verify if the call was in fact from a
Simmons was interviewed by another officer and she advised
that she and Mr. Ferguson had been arguing all day, but what
got Mr. Ferguson really upset and made things get out of hand
is that Mr. Ferguson asked her to cook him breakfast at 1:45
a.m., to which she refused. Ms. Simmons stated that Mr.
Ferguson became argumentative and very loud, so she left the
kitchen and made her way into the bedroom. She advised that
Mr. Ferguson grabbed her by the hair and was tossing her back
and forth, so she began to defend herself the best she could.
Ms. Simmons advised that Mr. Ferguson grabbed her hair and
pinned her to the ground until she stopped defending herself.
The officer questioned Ms. Simmons about why she did not
leave the apartment when Mr. Ferguson asked her to do so
several times. She stated that she did not want to leave her
belongings behind. Ms. Simmons denied the need for medical
attention and was advised of her 209A right. It was noted
that neither party had any visible marks or bruises.
Ferguson was subsequently arrested and charged in Quincy
District Court with Assault and Battery on a Family/Household
Member and was arraigned the same day. Per the Quincy
District Court Criminal Clerk, Mr. Ferguson was ordered
detained on $10, 000 bail.
respect to Violation Numbers I and II, on March 17, 2016, all
charges filed against Mr. Ferguson were dismissed in
Dorchester District Court. With respect to Violation Number
III, all charges filed against Mr. Ferguson were dismissed on
September 2, 2016, in Quincy District Court. Despite the
outcome of Mr. Ferguson's state cases, the Probation
Office and the government evaluated the evidence on which the
pending violations were based and determined that although
Mr. Ferguson's conduct was concerning, there was
insufficient evidence to pursue a violation of supervised
release. Given that Mr. Ferguson has continued his term of
supervised release without incident and was scheduled to
complete his ...