TREADWELL v. DOE
ORDER DISMISSING Plaintiff's Complaint without prejudice. Ordered by US DISTRICT JUDGE MARC THOMAS TREADWELL on 1/8/2018. (tlh)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF GEORGIA
DEANTHONY M. TREADWELL,
ORDER OF DISMISSAL
Plaintiff Deanthony M. Treadwell, an inmate in the Georgia Diagnostic and
Classification Prison in Jackson, Georgia, filed a document containing a number of
allegations relating to his incarceration. Compl., ECF No. 1. Plaintiff initially filed his
action in the Northern District of Georgia, where it was docketed as a 42 U.S.C. § 1983
complaint and subsequently transferred to the Middle District of Georgia. Order, Oct. 18,
2017, ECF No. 2.
Upon a preliminary review of Plaintiff’s complaint, it was not entirely clear whether
Plaintiff intended to litigate claims for alleged civil rights violations under 42 U.S.C.
§ 1983 or to challenge the fact or duration of his conviction and sentence through a petition
for a writ of habeas corpus. Therefore, Plaintiff was ordered to recast his complaint on
either a § 1983 complaint form or the form for a 28 U.S.C. § 2254 habeas corpus petition.
Order 1-2, Oct. 26, 2017, ECF No. 6. Additionally, Plaintiff was ordered to either submit
a filing fee or move for leave to proceed in this action in forma pauperis. Id. at 2.
Plaintiff was given twenty-one days to comply and was informed that his failure to do so
would result in the dismissal of his complaint. Id. at 2-3.
Thereafter, Plaintiff failed to file a recast complaint or habeas petition. He also
neither paid the filing fee nor submitted a motion to proceed in forma pauperis. Thus, on
November 30, 2017, Plaintiff was ordered to show cause why this case should not be
dismissed for failure to comply with this Court’s Order directing him to recast his
complaint or habeas petition and either pay the filing fee or move for leave to proceed in
forma pauperis. Order to Show Cause, Nov. 30, 2017, ECF No. 7. Plaintiff was given
twenty-one days to respond to the Order to Show Cause and was again cautioned that his
failure to do so would result in the dismissal of this action. Id. To date, Plaintiff has
failed to respond to the Order to Show Cause.
Thus, because Plaintiff has failed to respond to the Court’s orders or otherwise
prosecute his case, it is hereby ORDERED that Plaintiff’s Complaint be DISMISSED
WITHOUT PREJUDICE. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(b); Brown v. Tallahassee Police
Dep’t, 205 F. App’x 802, 802 (11th Cir. 2006) (per curiam) (“The court may dismiss an
action sua sponte under Rule 41(b) for failure to prosecute or failure to obey a court
order.”) (citing Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(b) and Lopez v. Aransas Cty. Indep. Sch. Dist., 570 F.2d
541, 544 (5th Cir. 1978)).
SO ORDERED, this 8th day of January, 2018.
MARC T. TREADWELL
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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