Thomas v. Hobbs
ORDER directing Petitioner to either pay the $5.00 filing fee or file a properly completed application to proceed ifp within 30 days of the date of this Order. The Clerk is directed to forward to Petitioner an application to proceed ifp. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jerome T. Kearney on 12/28/11. (kpr)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
PINE BLUFF DIVISION
JEREMY ANTWON THOMAS
CASE NO. 5:11CV00329 BSM-JTK
RAY HOBBS, Director
Arkansas Department of Correction
Petitioner, an inmate in the Arkansas Department of Correction, has filed a Petition for
Writ of Habeas Corpus under 28 U.S.C. § 2254. (DE #1) He has neither paid the $5.00 filing fee
nor filed an Application to Proceed In Forma Pauperis.
If Petitioner wishes to proceed with this action, he must either: (1) pay the $5.00 filing fee
in full;1 or (2) file a properly completed Application to Proceed In Forma Pauperis. Petitioner is
hereby advised that the failure to timely and properly comply with this Order could result in the
dismissal of this habeas action, without prejudice, pursuant to Local Rule 5.5(c)(2).2
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED THAT:
Any payment Petitioner sends to the Court must clearly indicate that it is for payment of
the filing fee in “Thomas v. Hobbs, 5:11CV00329 BSM-JTK”
Petitioner is hereby notified of his responsibility to comply with the Local Rules of the
Court, including 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.
The Clerk of Court forward to Petitioner an Application to Proceed In Forma
Within thirty (30) days of the entry-date of this Order, Petitioner must either (1) pay
the $5.00 statutory filing fee in full; or (2) file a properly completed Application to Proceed In
SO ORDERED this 28th day of December, 2011.
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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