Allen v. Burnett
ORDER directing the Clerk to change the style of this case to indicate Gary Wayne Burnett as the sole respondent; the Clerk is directed to serve a copy of 1 Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus filed by Wallace Allen and this Order on respondent by regular mail; the respondent shall respond to this habeas action within 21 days after service. Signed by Magistrate Judge H. David Young on 9/19/11. (vjt)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
LITTLE ROCK DIVISION
GARY WAYNE BURNETT
Sheriff, Prairie County, Arkansas
Petitioner has filed a petition for writ of habeas corpus, and paid the $5.00 filing fee.
Although petitioner named Judge James Rhodes, along with Sheriff Gary Wayne Burnett, as the
respondents, the correct respondent should be only Burnett, the person having custody of the
petitioner. The Clerk is directed to change the style of the case to indicate Burnett as the sole
respondent. The Clerk is further directed to serve a copy of the petition, and this order, on the
respondent by regular mail.1
The respondent will file an answer, motion, or other response, to the petition, in conformity
with Rule 5 of the Rules Governing Section 2254 cases in the United States District Courts, within
21 days after service of this petition, exclusive of the day of service.
IT IS SO ORDERED this
day of September, 2011.
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
Although he did not name deputy Graham as a respondent, petitioner has alleged facts to
suggest he believes that Graham used excessive force against him. However, any excessive force
claims must be made in a suit brought pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983, which petitioner may file as
a separate action, accompanied by the $350.00 filing fee, or an application for leave to proceed in
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