Bethel v. Karas et al
OPINION AND ORDER dismissing case WITHOUT PREJUDICE based on the Plaintiff's failure to prosecute this case and his failure to obey the orders of the Court. Signed by Honorable P. K. Holmes, III on December 6, 2017. (tg)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
Civil No. 5:17-cv-05194
DR. RICHARD KARAS;
JANE AND JOHN DOE NURSES;
and SHERIFF TIM HELDER
OPINION AND ORDER
Plaintiff filed this case pursuant to the provisions of 42 U.S.C. § 1983. He proceeds pro
se and has filed a motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis (IFP). (ECF No. 2).
When he filed this case, Plaintiff was incarcerated in the Washington County Detention
Center (WCDC). Plaintiff was specifically advised (ECF No. 3) that he had an obligation to
immediately notify the Court of any changes in his address.
By order (ECF No. 3) entered on October 4, 2017, Plaintiff was directed to file a
Supplement to his Complaint by October 20, 2017. Plaintiff did not file the Supplement. On
October 23, 2017, a Show Cause Order (ECF No. 8) was entered. The response to the Show
Cause Order was due November 6, 2017.
Plaintiff has not responded to the Show Cause Order (ECF No. 8). Plaintiff has not sought
an extension of time to respond. Mail sent to the Plaintiff at the WCDC has been returned as
undeliverable. Plaintiff has not communicated with the Court in anyway.
This case is DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE based on the Plaintiff’s failure to
prosecute this case and his failure to obey the orders of the Court. Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(b).
IT IS SO ORDERED on this 6th day of December 2017.
HON. P. K. HOLMES, III
CHIEF U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE
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