Smith v. Helder et al
OPINION DISMISSING CASE WITHOUT PREJUDICE pursuant to Rule 41(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Rule 5.5(c)(2) of the Local Rules for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas. Signed by Honorable P. K. Holmes, III on February 7, 2018. (tg)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
LEON MICHAEL SMITH
Civil No. 5:17-cv-05164
SHERIFF TIM HELDER;
MAJOR RANDALL DENZER;
DEPUTY GERADO CERVANTES,
Plaintiff, Leon Michael Smith, filed this action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. §1983. He proceeds
pro se and in forma pauperis.
When he filed this case, Plaintiff was specifically advised (ECF No. 4) that he was
required to immediately inform the Court of any change of address. If Plaintiff was transferred
or released, Plaintiff was told he must advise the Court of any change in his address by no later
than thirty (30) days from the time of his transfer to another facility or his release. Additionally,
Rule 5.5(c)(2) of the Local Rules for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas requires pro
se parties to “promptly notify the Clerk and 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
On December 26, 2017, mail was returned to the Court (ECF No. 24) as undeliverable
with a notation that he was no longer incarcerated at the Washington County Detention Center.
Plaintiff had until January 29, 2018, to provide the Court with his new address.
To date, Plaintiff has not provided a new address or contacted the Court in anyway.
Accordingly, this case is DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE pursuant to Rule 41(b) of
the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Rule 5.5(c)(2) of the Local Rules for the Eastern and
Western Districts of Arkansas.
IT IS SO ORDERED on this 7th day of February 2018.
P. K. HOLMES, III
CHIEF U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE
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