UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Rodney BURRELL, Defendant-Appellant.
Decided: January 04, 2019
Before MOTZ and THACKER, Circuit Judges, and SHEDD, Senior Circuit Judge.
Rodney Burrell, Appellant Pro Se.
Rodney Burrell appeals the district court's order denying Burrell's counseled 18 U.S.C. § 3582(c)(2) (2012) motion for sentence reduction based on Amendment 782 to the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines Manual (2014). Based on our review of the record, we conclude that the district court did not abuse its discretion in denying the motion based on the serious risk Burrell poses to public safety. See United States v. Smalls, 720 F.3d 193, 195 (4th Cir. 2013) (“Whether to reduce a sentence and to what extent is a matter within the district court's discretion.”). Accordingly, we affirm for the reasons stated by the district court. See United States v. Burrell, No. 5:10-cr-00056-D-1 (E.D.N.C. July 31, 2018). We dispense with oral argument because the facts and legal contentions are adequately presented in the materials before this court and argument would not aid the decisional process.
Affirmed by unpublished per curiam opinion.
Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.
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