IN RE: Conrad R. PATTERSON, Petitioner.
Conrad R. Patterson has filed an original petition for a writ of habeas corpus, seeking release from jail and dismissal of an indictment issued in Wake County, North Carolina. We ordinarily decline to entertain original habeas corpus petitions under 28 U.S.C. § 2241 (2012), and this case presents no reason to depart from this practice. Because Patterson appears to be awaiting trial in Wake County and has failed to exhaust the remedies available in the North Carolina courts, we conclude that the interests of justice would not be served by transferring this case to the district court. See 28 U.S.C. §§ 1631, 2241(b) (2012). Accordingly, we deny leave to proceed in forma pauperis and dismiss the petition. 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.
Petition dismissed by unpublished per curiam opinion. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.