United States District Court, E.D. North Carolina
Calvin Travis Lassiter
PETITION FOR ACTION ON SUPERVISED RELEASE
W. Flanagan U.S. District Judge
NOW Lakesha H. Wright, U.S. Probation Officer of the court,
presenting a petition for modification of the Judgment and
Commitment Order of Calvin Travis Lassiter, who, upon an
earlier plea of guilty to Possession of a Firearm and
Ammunition by a Felon, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§
922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2), was sentenced by the Honorable
Louise W. Flanagan, U.S. District Judge, on March 9,
2017, to the custody of the Bureau of Prisons
for a term of 42 months. It was further ordered that upon
release from imprisonment, the defendant be placed on
supervised release for a period of 3 years.
Travis Lassiter was released from custody on May 3, 2019, at
which time the term of supervised release commenced.
PRESENTING PETITION FOR ACTION OF COURT FOR CAUSE AS
noted in the Presentence Report, Lassiter previously
sustained a state conviction of Indecent Liberties With a
Child. As such, as a special condition of supervised release,
the defendant was ordered by the court to participate in a
sex offender treatment program as directed by the U.S.
Probation Officer, and comply with and abide by all rules,
requirements, and conditions of the treatment program until
discharged. Lassiter was also ordered to take medication as
prescribed by the treatment provider.
22, 2019, the defendant underwent a psycho-sexual evaluation
with sex offender treatment provider, Helen Varnadoe, in
Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. On August 18, 2019, Ms.
Varnadoe concluded her evaluation and recommended that
Lassiter participate in bi-weekly sessions of individual sex
offender treatment. She also recommended that the sex
offender-related conditions noted below be added to meet the
specific needs of Lassiter and to aid in his supervision. The
defendant signed a Waiver of Hearing agreeing to the proposed
modifications of supervision.
THAT THE COURT WILL ORDER that supervised release be
modified as follows:
1. The defendant shall register with the state sex offender
registration agency in the state where the defendant resides,
works, or is a student, as directed by the probation officer.
2. The defendant shall not enter adult bookstores, sex shops,
clubs or bars with exotic or topless dancers, or massage
3. The defendant shall not associate or have verbal, written,
telephonic, or electronic communications with any person
under the age of eighteen (18), except: (1) in the presence
of the parent or legal guardian of said minor; (2) on the
condition that the defendant notifies the parent or legal
guardian of the defendant's conviction or prior history;
and (3) with specific, written approval from the U.S.
Probation Officer. This provision does not encompass persons
under the age of eighteen with whom the defendant must deal
in order to obtain ordinary and usual commercial services
(e.g., waiters, cashiers, ticket vendors, etc.).
4. The defendant shall have no direct or indirect contact, at
any time and for any reason, with the victim(s), the
victim's family, or affected parties in this matter
unless provided with specific, written authorization in
advance by the U.S. Probation Officer.
5. The defendant shall not loiter within 1, 000 feet of any
area where minors frequently congregate (e.g., parks, school
property, playgrounds, arcades, amusement parks, day-care
centers, swimming pools, community recreation fields, zoos,
youth centers, video arcades, carnivals, and circuses)
without prior written permission from the U.S. Probation
6. The defendant shall not be employed in any position or
participate as a volunteer in any activity that involves
direct or indirect contact with children under the age of
eighteen (18) without written permission from the U.S.
Probation Officer. Under no circumstances may the defendant
be engaged in a position that involves being in a position of
trust or authority over any person under the age of eighteen.
7. At the direction of the U.S. Probation Officer, the
defendant shall submit to physiological testing, which may
include, but is not limited to, polygraph examinations or
other tests to monitor the defendant's compliance with