Ellington v. Flowers et al
ORDER granting 10 motion for joinder; instructing the Clerk to add Lieutenant Andrews as a Defendant and to file Mr. Ellington's 10 motion as an addendum to his complaint; instructing the Clerk to prepare a summons for Defendant Andrews through the Faulkner County Detention Center, Unit 1; and directing the U.S. Marshal to serve a copy of the complaint and the addendum to the complaint, together with attachments, and a summons for Defendant Andrews without prepayment of fees and costs or security. Signed by Magistrate Judge Beth Deere on 5/10/2017. (mef)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
CASE NO. 4:17-CV-00259 SWW/BD
LACRETIA FLOWERS, et al.
Khalan Ellington, an inmate at the Faulkner County Detention Center (“Detention
Center”), claims that Defendants violated his constitutional rights by holding him in the
Detention Center for twenty-one days before taking him to court for an arraignment on
his state-court criminal charges. For screening purposes, Mr. Ellington has stated
constitutional claims against Defendants Flowers and Kelly.
Mr. Ellington has now filed a “motion for joinder,” requesting to add Lieutenant
Gary Andrews as a party Defendant. (Docket entry #10) The motion (#10) is
GRANTED. The Clerk is instructed to add Lieutenant Andrews as a Defendant and to
file Mr. Ellington’s motion (#10) as an addendum to his complaint.
The Clerk also is instructed to prepare a summons for Defendant Andrews. The
United States Marshal is directed to serve a copy of the complaint and the addendum to
the complaint, together with any attachments, and a summons for Defendant Andrews
without requiring prepayment of fees and costs or security. Service for Defendant
Andrews should be through the Faulkner County Detention Center, Unit 1, 801 Locust
Street, Conway, Arkansas 72032.
IT IS SO ORDERED, this 10th day of May, 2017.
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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