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Ledger v. Waybourn

United States District Court, N.D. Texas, Fort Worth Division

December 16, 2019

ZACHARY LEDGER, Petitioner,
v.
BILL WAYBOURN, Sheriff, Tarrant County, Texas, Respondent.

          MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER

          JOHN McBRYDE UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

         This is a petition for a writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2241 filed by petitioner, Zachary Ledger, a state pretrial detainee presently confined in the Tarrant County jail, against Bill Waybourn, sheriff of Tarrant County. Having reviewed the petition, the court finds that it should be dismissed based oh petitioner's failure to exhaust state-court remedies, I. Factual Background

         Petitioner is awaiting trial in Tarrant County, Texas, Nos. 1520264D and 1579187R, on two counts of aggravated robbery (Resp't's Resp. 2 & Exs. A & B, doc. 10.)

         II. Issues

         The clerk of court received for filing petitioner's habeas petition in No. 4:18-CV-956-A on November 29, 2018, in which petitioner asserts the following grounds for federal habeas relief:

(1) he has continuously suffered ineffective assistance of court-appointed counsel;
(2) his pro se motions filed in case No, 1520264D have not "been honored" or brought to the trial court's attention; and
(3} his bail is "oppressively high."

(01Pet. #1 6-9, doc. 1. [1])

         The clerk of court received petitioner's second habeas petition on July 10, 2019, in which petitioner raises the following claims:

(1} the "court process" and the scheduling of his court dates violates his right to due process;
(2) the trial court has refused to "hear" his applications for state habeas relief; and
(3) the indictments are defective and lack elements of a true ...

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