Emmanuel Sloan v. Pettiway
UNPUBLISHED PER CURIAM OPINION filed. Originating case number: 3:17-cv-00321-REP-RCY Copies to all parties and the district court/agency. . Mailed to: Emmanuel Sloan HENRICO REGIONAL JAIL EAST 17320 New Kent Highway Barhamsville, VA 23011-0000. [17-6884]
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UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
Plaintiff - Appellant,
PETTIWAY, LT.; MCNEIL, LT.; HARGROVE, LT.; CROCK, Sgt.; MARSH,
Sgt.; WHITAKER, Sgt.; LUAFORD, Corporal; TRENT, Nurse,
Defendants - Appellees.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, at
Richmond. Robert E. Payne, Senior District Judge. (3:17-cv-00321-REP-RCY)
Submitted: October 17, 2017
Decided: October 20, 2017
Before FLOYD and HARRIS, Circuit Judges, and HAMILTON, Senior Circuit Judge.
Vacated and remanded by unpublished per curiam opinion.
Emmanuel Sloan, Appellant Pro Se.
Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.
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Emmanuel Sloan appeals the district court’s order dismissing his 42 U.S.C. § 1983
(2012) action without prejudice for failure to comply with a court order. The district
court dismissed the action upon finding that Sloan failed to provide the court with a
current mailing address. We review for abuse of discretion a district court’s dismissal for
failure to comply with a court order. See Ballard v. Carlson, 882 F.2d 93, 95-96 (4th Cir.
1989). Our review of the record reveals that Sloan informed the district court of his new
mailing address in a letter the district court received on May 30, 2017, more than three
weeks before the district court dismissed the action. Because the record does not support
the district court’s rationale for dismissal, we conclude that the dismissal constituted an
abuse of discretion.
Accordingly, we vacate the dismissal order and remand the case to the district
court for further proceedings. 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.
VACATED AND REMANDED
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