Bledsoe v. Doe et al
ORDER DIRECTING that a Completed IFP and Completed Complaint be filed.(Completed IFP and completed Complaint due by 10/14/2016); denying 8 Motion to Compel. (The Clerk is directed to accept no further motions or pleadings, other than a complaint form and IFP application, without prior approval from the Court.) Signed by Honorable Barry A. Bryant on September 29, 2016. (mll) Modified to add docket text on 9/29/2016. (mll)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
BILLY JOE BLEDSOE
Civil No. 4:16-cv-04058
JOHN DOE DOCTOR, CCS Medical
Services; SEQ SRG HATFIELD, Southwest
Arkansas Community Correction Center (SWACCC);
CRP WHITE; SWACCC; CAPTAIN WALKER,
SWACCC; and BOBBIE McDOWELL, SWACCC
Plaintiff Billy J. Bledsoe originally filed his complaint pro se on June 30, 2016. ECF No.
1. That same day the Court entered an Order finding Plaintiff had failed to provide the Court with
a complete complaint form and failed to submit an in forma pauperis (“IFP”) application. ECF
No. 3. Before the Court is Plaintiff’s failure to submit a completed complaint form and IFP and
his failure to show cause as to why he has not submitted these documents. Also before the Court
is Plaintiff’s Motion to Compel. ECF No.8.
1. Plaintiff’s failure to submit completed complaint form and IFP application.
The Order entered on June 30, 2016 (ECF No. 3) gave Plaintiff until July 16, 2016 to
submit a completed complaint form and IFP application to the Court. The Order also stated that
failure to comply with the Order would result in the complaint becoming subject to summary
dismissal for failure to obey an order of the Court. ECF No. 3. On August 31, 2016 this Court
entered an Order to Show Cause by September 12, 2016 as to why he has not submitted a
completed complaint form and an IFP application. To date the Court has not received a completed
complaint form or an IFP application from Plaintiff.
Accordingly, Plaintiff is ORDERED to submit a completed complaint form and an
IFP application by Friday, October 14, 2016. Failure to comply with this Order will result
in the complaint becoming subject to summary dismissal for failure to obey an order of the
2. Plaintiff’s Motion to Compel (ECF No. 8)
On September 28, 2016 Plaintiff filed a motion “to suppress any and all records, videotapes
recording of visits, camera video of the above Case No 16-4058…”. The Court is treating
Plaintiff’s motion as one to compel production of this information. Plaintiff’s motion is premature
in that he has not yet submitted a completed complaint or an IFP application.
Accordingly, Plaintiff’s Motion to Compel (ECF No. 8) is DENIED.
The Clerk is directed to mail Plaintiff a blank § 1983 complaint form and a blank IFP
application to Plaintiff. The Clerk is directed to accept no further motions or pleadings, other than
a complaint form and IFP application, without prior approval from the Court.
IT IS SO ORDERED this 29th day of September 2016.
/s/ Barry A. Bryant
HON. BARRY A. BRYANT
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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