Ball v. Elkins et al

Filing 5

ORDER directing the Clerk of Court to prepare summonses for Darrell Elkins and Mellissa Sisco. The U.S. Marshal is directed to serve these Defendants with a summons and a copy of the #2 Complaint, without requiring prepayment of fees and costs or security. Signed by Magistrate Judge Edie R. Ervin on 11/17/2021. (jak)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS NORTHERN DIVISION JONATHAN ALAN BALL V. PLAINTIFF NO. 3:21-cv-239-DPM-ERE DARRELL ELKINS and MELLISSA SISCO DEFENDANTS ORDER Plaintiff Jonathan Alan Ball, an inmate at the Randolph County Jail (County Jail), filed this lawsuit pro se under 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983. Doc. 2. In his complaint, Mr. Ball alleges that, since he has been incarcerated at the County Jail, Defendants Darrell Elkins and Mellissa Sisco have been deliberately indifferent to his need for medical treatment. As a result, he contends that he has suffered significant back pain. For screening purposes, Mr. Ball has stated deliberate-indifferent claims against Defendants Elkins and Sisco. Accordingly, service of these claims is now proper. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED THAT: 1. The Clerk of Court is directed to prepare summonses for Defendants Darrell Elkins and Melllissa Sisco. 2. The United States Marshal is directed to serve these Defendants with a summons and a copy of the complaint (Doc. 2), without requiring prepayment of fees and costs or security. Service for these Defendants should be attempted through the Randolph County Jail, 1510 Pace Road, Pocahontas, Arkansas 72455. DATED this 17th day of November, 2021. ___________________________________ UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 2

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