MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
MICHAEL A. SHIPP, District Judge.
This matter comes before the Court on a Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus filed by Petitioner Kevin Williams pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254. Upon reviewing the Petition, the Court directed Respondents to file a limited answer regarding the timeliness of the Petition. (Order, Aug. 5, 2015, ECF No. 4.) In their Answer, Respondents argued that the Petition was untimely due to delays that occurred during Petitioner's direct appeal of his conviction, which the Court rejected as an invalid argument. (See Order 1-2, Dec. 8, 2016, ECF No. 21.) Instead, based upon the records submitted by Respondents, the Court sua sponte raised another timeliness defense, finding that Petitioner's delay in filing his appeal in the post-conviction relief proceeding rendered the Petition untimely. (Id. at 2.) Because the issue was raised sua sponte, the Court afforded Petitioner an opportunity to respond. (Id. at 2-3.) Thereafter, Petitioner sought an extension to respond, which the Court granted, giving Petitioner another 30 days to respond. (See Order, Jan. 17, 2017, ECF No. 23.) The Court cautioned him that failure to respond will result in the dismissal of the Petition as untimely. (Id. at 3.) To date, Petitioner has not responded.