Reid v. Lay et al
ORDER directing the Clerk to prepare summons and the United States Marshal to serve a copy of the Amended Complaint and summons on defts Gaylon Lay and J. Smith in care of the ADC Compliance Office, P. O. Box 20550, Pine Bluff, AR 71655-0550, without prepayment of costs therefor. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jerome T. Kearney on 4/4/12. (kpr)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
PINE BLUFF DIVISION
GAYLON LAY, et al.
By Order dated March 20, 2012 (Doc. No. 5), this Court granted Plaintiff’s motion to
proceed in forma pauperis in this action filed pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. However, finding
Plaintiff’s Complaint too vague and conclusory to enable the Court to determine whether it is
frivolous, fails to state a claim, or states a legitimate claim, the Court directed him to submit an
Amended Complaint within thirty days. The Court also cautioned Plaintiff that an Amended
Complaint would render the Original Complaint without legal effect, and would take the place of
his Original Complaint. Plaintiff has now submitted an Amended Complaint (Doc. No. 8). Having
reviewed the Amended Complaint, it now appears to the Court that service is appropriate for
Defendants Gaylon Lay and J. Smith. Accordingly,
IT IS, THEREFORE, ORDERED that service is appropriate for the Defendants Gaylon Lay
and J. Smith. The Clerk of the Court shall prepare summons for the Defendants and the United
States Marshal is hereby directed to serve a copy of the Amended Complaint (Doc. No. 8) and
summons on these Defendants in care of the Arkansas Board of Correction and Community
Punishment Compliance Division, P.O. Box 20550, Pine Bluff, AR 71612-0550, without
prepayment of fees and costs or security therefore.
IT IS SO ORDERED this 4th day of April, 2012.
JEROME T. KEARNEY
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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