DeWitt v. Jones et al

Filing 5

REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION re 2 MOTION for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis filed by Thomas Eugene DeWitt. It is recommended that Petitioner's motion to proceed in forma pauperis be denied and he be ordered to pay the full $5 filing fee for this action to proceed. Objections to R&R due by 6/12/2006. The Clerk is ordered not to forward a copy of the petition to the appropriate state agency until further order of the Court. Signed by Judge Bana Roberts on 5/23/2006. (bc, )

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DeWitt v. Jones et al Doc. 5 Case 5:06-cv-00557-F Document 5 Filed 05/23/2006 Page 1 of 2 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF OKLAHOMA TOM DEWITT, Petitioner, vs. JUSTIN JONES, Respondent. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Case No. CIV-06-557-F REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION Petitioner, a state prisoner appearing pro se, has filed a motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis and supporting affidavit. Pursuant to an order entered by United States District Judge Stephen Friot this matter has been referred to the undersigned Magistrate Judge for initial proceedings consistent with 28 U.S.C. 636(b)(1)(B). Having reviewed said motion, the undersigned finds that Petitioner has sufficient funds to prepay the filing fee of $5. Because he does not qualify for authorization to proceed without prepayment of the filing fee, it is recommended that Petitioner's motion [Doc. No. 2] be denied and that he be ordered to prepay the full $5 filing fee for this action to proceed. 28 U.S.C. 1915(a)(1). See Lister v. Department of the Treasury, 408 F.3d 1309, 1312 (10th Cir. 2005) (magistrate judge should have issued a report and recommendation, recommending denial of the motion to proceed in forma pauperis.). It is further recommended that unless Petitioner pays the $5 filing fee in full to the Clerk of the Court within twenty (20) days of any order adopting this Report and Recommendation, this action be dismissed without prejudice to refiling. Petitioner is advised of his right to file an objection to this Report and Recommendation with the Clerk of this Court by June 12, 2006, in accordance with 28 U.S.C. 636 and Local Civil Dockets.Justia.com Case 5:06-cv-00557-F Document 5 Filed 05/23/2006 Page 2 of 2 Rule 72.1. Petitioner is further advised that failure to timely object to this Report and Recommendation waives the right to appellate review of both factual and legal issues contained herein. Moore v. United States, 950 F. 2d 656 (10th Cir. 1991). The Clerk is hereby ordered not to forward a copy of the petition to the appropriate state agency until further order of the Court. ENTERED this 23rd day of May, 2006. 2

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