KONKLE v. SHERIFF OF CLARK COUNTY, INDIANA

Filing 14

ENTRY Dismissing Action for Failure to Prosecute and Directing Entry of Final Judgment - Konkle has abandoned this lawsuit. The State of Indiana's online court records system indicates that Konkle was ordered released from custody on his state c riminal charges just three days after this action was filed. Since that time he has not updated his address with the Court nor filed any additional papers with the clerk. Each piece of mail sent to him by the clerk has been returned, including the no tices to pay the filing fee or renew his in forma pauperis motion. It has been more than two months since he was released from jail, and Konkle has made no attempt to prosecute his case. Dismissal of the action is appropriate under these circumstance s. Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(b); Dupree v. Hardy, 859 F.3d 458, 563 (7th Cir. 2017); Kasalo v. Harris & Harris, Ltd., 656 F.3d 557, 561 (7th Cir. 2011). Accordingly, this action is dismissed for failure to prosecute. Judgment consistent with this Entry shall now enter. See Entry for details. Copy sent to plaintiff via US Mail. Signed by Judge Tanya Walton Pratt on 10/18/2017. (MAT)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF INDIANA NEW ALBANY DIVISION RYAN MICHAEL KONKLE, Plaintiff, v. SHERIFF OF CLARK COUNTY, INDIANA, Defendant. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) No. 4:17-cv-00146-TWP-TAB Entry Dismissing Action for Failure to Prosecute and Directing Entry of Final Judgment Plaintiff Ryan Michael Konkle filed this action on August 11, 2017, asserting claims under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against the Sheriff of Clark County, Indiana, where Konkle was incarcerated. Konkle alleged that conditions in the jail were unconstitutional. The Court screened the complaint and ordered service on the Sheriff. It also denied Konkle’s motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis and directed Konkle to either pay the filing fee or resubmit his in forma pauperis motion accompanied by a copy of his jail financial trust account statement by September 18, 2017. See dkt. 4. Konkle did not respond. On September 19, 2017, the Court again directed Konkle to either pay the filing fee or renew his motion for in forma pauperis status no later than October 11, 2017, warning him that the failure to respond to the order would result in the dismissal of this action without further notice. See dkt. 11. Konkle has not responded. Konkle has abandoned this lawsuit. The State of Indiana’s online court records system indicates that Konkle was ordered released from custody on his state criminal charges just three days after this action was filed. Since that time he has not updated his address with the Court nor filed any additional papers with the clerk. Each piece of mail sent to him by the clerk has been returned, including the notices to pay the filing fee or renew his in forma pauperis motion. It has been more than two months since he was released from jail, and Konkle has made no attempt to prosecute his case. Dismissal of the action is appropriate under these circumstances. Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(b); Dupree v. Hardy, 859 F.3d 458, 563 (7th Cir. 2017); Kasalo v. Harris & Harris, Ltd., 656 F.3d 557, 561 (7th Cir. 2011). Accordingly, this action is dismissed for failure to prosecute. Judgment consistent with this Entry shall now enter. IT IS SO ORDERED. Date: 10/18/2017 Distribution: Electronically Registered Counsel Ryan Michael Konkle Clark County Jail Inmate Mail/Parcels 501 East Court Avenue Jeffersonville, IN 47130

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