Obamas v. Dorney et al
ORDER ADOPTING 6 REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS; denying Motion for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis. Signed by Honorable P. K. Holmes, III on June 16, 2014. (lw)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
FORT SMITH DIVISION
STEPHEN C. OBAMAS
Case No. 2:14-CV-02105
SHERIFF JIMMY DORNEY, Johnson County, Arkansas;
DEVON BRAMBLETT, Chief Deputy, Franklin County
Sheriff’s Department; and DR. JOHN DOE, Jailer, Franklin
County Detention Center
The Court has received proposed findings and recommendations (Doc. 6) from Chief United
States Magistrate Judge James R. Marschewski. Also before the Court are Plaintiff’s objections
The Court has reviewed this case and, being well and sufficiently advised, finds as follows:
Plaintiff’s objections offer neither law nor fact requiring departure from the report and
recommendations. Plaintiff argues that he should not be barred from bringing this case pursuant to
the “three strikes” rule set forth in 18 U.S.C. § 1915(g). Plaintiff does not dispute, however, that he
has previously had at least two cases dismissed on this basis. Nor does Plaintiff provide a credible
factual or legal basis for the Court to find that any of the “strikes” against Plaintiff should not be
attributed to him.
Furthermore, Plaintiff did not previously allege any facts that would indicate he is currently
under any imminent danger of serious physical injury. His current conclusory allegations of an
imminent danger of harm are lacking both a factual basis and legal support. The Court finds that
dismissal of Plaintiff’s case remains appropriate. The findings and recommendations of the
magistrate judge are approved and adopted as this Court’s findings in all respects in their entirety.
Accordingly, for the reasons stated in the magistrate judge’s report and recommendations,
Plaintiff’s motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis (Doc. 1) is DENIED, and Plaintiff’s
Complaint is DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE to Plaintiff’s right to re-open it with payment
of the appropriate filing fee, pursuant to the three strikes rule set forth in 28 U.S.C. § 1915(g).
Plaintiff may file a motion to re-open this action only upon payment to the United States
District Clerk of the applicable filing fee. Plaintiff is advised that, in the event he tenders the filing
fee and this case is re-opened, Plaintiff will also be responsible for other costs associated with this
action, including costs of service and fees for the issuance of any requested subpoenas.
Judgment will be entered accordingly.
IT IS SO ORDERED this 16th day of June, 2014.
/s/P. K. Holmes, III
P.K. HOLMES, III
CHIEF U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE
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