Watts v. Stewart et al

Filing 3

ORDER OF DISMISSAL, this case is DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE; the Clerk is directed to file a copy of 1 MOTION for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis filed by Kevin J Watts and the 2 Complaint entered in this case as an Application to Proceed ifp and an Amended Complaint in Watts v. Stewart, 4:11CV00023; judgment will be entered accordingly. Signed by Chief Judge J. Leon Holmes on 3/3/11. (vjt)

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Watts v. Stewart et al Doc. 3 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS WESTERN DIVISION KEVIN J. WATTS ADC #657819 V. DR. GARY STEWART, Faulkner County Detention Center 4:11CV00176 JLH/JTR PLAINTIFF DEFENDANTS ORDER OF DISMISSAL Kevin J. Watts is a pro se1 prisoner in the Central Arkansas Community Correction Center. On January 11, 2011, he filed a pro se 1983 Complaint alleging that his constitutional rights were violated while he was confined in the Faulkner County Detention Center ("FCDC"). See Watts v. Stewart, 4:11CV00023 SWW/BD (docket entry #2). On January 28, 2011, the Court entered an Order giving Plaintiff thirty days to: (1) either pay the $350 filing fee or file an Application to Proceed In Forma Pauperis; and (2) file an Amended Complaint. Id. (docket entry #3). On February 24, 2011, Plaintiff sent this Court an Application to Proceed In Forma Pauperis and a Complaint. Upon receipt, the Clerk's Office opened a new case, which is the current action. 1 Plaintiff is hereby notified of his responsibility to comply with Local Rule 5.5(c)(2), which states: "It is the duty of any party not represented by counsel to promptly notify the Clerk and the other parties to the proceedings of any change in his or her address, to monitor the progress of the case, and to prosecute or defend the action diligently. A party appearing for himself/herself shall sign his/her pleadings and state his/her address, zip code, and telephone number. If any communication from the Court to a pro se plaintiff is not responded to within thirty (30) days, the case may be dismissed without prejudice. Any party proceeding pro se shall be expected to be familiar with and follow the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure." Plaintiff is further notified of 28 U.S.C. 1915(g), which provides that a prisoner may not proceed with a civil suit in forma pauperis "if the prisoner has, on 3 or more prior occasions, while incarcerated or detained in any facility, brought an action or appeal in a court of the United States that was dismissed on the grounds that it is frivolous, malicious, or fails to state a claim upon which relief may be granted, unless the prisoner is under imminent danger of serious physical injury." Dockets.Justia.com However, it appears that Plaintiff wanted his pleadings to be filed in Watts v. Stewart, 4:11CV00023 SWW/BD. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED THAT: 1. 2. This case is DISMISSED, WITHOUT PREJUDICE. The Clerk is directed to file a copy of the Application to Proceed In Forma Pauperis and the Complaint entered in this case as an Application to Proceed In Forma Pauperis and an Amended Complaint in Watts v. Stewart; 4:11CV00023 SWW/BD. 3. The Court CERTIFIES, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1915(a)(3), that an in forma pauperis appeal from this Order of Dismissal and the accompanying Judgment would not be taken in good faith. Dated this 3rd day of March, 2011. UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

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