Blakely v. Singleton et al
JUDGMENT Plaintiff's claims against Defendants Sheriff James Singleton, Captain Johnny Godbolt, Lieutenant Melson are dismissed with prejudice. Signed by Honorable Barry A. Bryant on July 11, 2014. (mll)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
Civil No. 4:11-CV-04088
SHERIFF JAMES SINGLETON;
CAPTAIN JOHNNY GODBOLT;
and LIEUTENANT MELSON
Plaintiff Reco Blakely filed this case pro se pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 on September 15,
2011. ECF No. 1. The parties have consented to the jurisdiction of a magistrate judge to conduct any
and all proceedings in this case, including conducting the trial, ordering the entry of a final judgment,
and conducting all post-judgment proceedings. ECF No. 19.
Pursuant to this authority, the Court held a bench trial on July 10, 2014. At the close of
Plaintiff’s case, Defendants moved for a directed verdict. The undersigned considered the motion and
Plaintiff’s response to the motion, and then issued findings of fact and conclusion of law on the record.
In accordance with these findings and conclusions, the undersigned dismissed Plaintiff’s claims against
Sheriff James Singleton, Captain Johnny Godbolt, and Lieutenant Melson with prejudice.
Accordingly, the undersigned now issues this Judgment. Plaintiff Reco Blakely’s claims
brought pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against Defendants Sheriff James Singleton, Captain Johnny
Godbolt, and Lieutenant Melson are DISMISSED with prejudice.
IT IS SO ORDERED this 11th day of July 2014.
/s/ Barry A. Bryant
HON. BARRY A. BRYANT
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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