Jenkins v. Florence County Detention Center et al
ORDER: Plaintiff is directed to advise the court whether he wishes to continue with this case and to file a response to Respondent's Motion for Summary Judgment (ECF No. 32 ) by March 30, 2016. Plaintiff is further advised that if he fails to respond, this action will be recommended for dismissal with prejudice for failure to prosecute. Signed by Magistrate Judge Kaymani D West on 3/16/2016. (mcot, )
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Davon William Jenkins,
C/A No. 5:15-cv-03398-HMH-KDW
Plaintiff, Davon William Jenkins, is a local detainee who filed this pro se action
alleging violations of his constitutional rights pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. An Amended
Complaint was filed on October 14, 2015. ECF No. 17; see Houston v. Lack, 487 U.S. 266,
271 (1988) (pro se prisoner’s pleading is deemed “filed” at moment of delivery to prison
authorities for forwarding to district court). On January 21, 2016, Defendant filed a Motion
for Summary Judgment. ECF No. 32. Because Plaintiff is proceeding pro se, the court
entered an order pursuant to Roseboro v. Garrison, 528 F.2d 309 (4th Cir. 1975), advising
him of the importance of such motions and of the need for him to file adequate responses.
ECF No. 35. Plaintiff was specifically advised that if he failed to respond adequately,
Respondent’s motion may be granted, thereby ending this case. Notwithstanding the specific
warning and instructions set forth in the court’s Roseboro Order, Plaintiff has failed to
respond to the Motion and the time for his response has now passed. As such, it appears to
the court that Plaintiff does not oppose the Motion and wishes to abandon this action.
Based on the foregoing, Plaintiff is directed to advise the court whether he wishes to
continue with this case and to file a response to Respondent’s Motion for Summary Judgment
by March 30, 2016. Plaintiff is further advised that if he fails to respond, this action will be
recommended for dismissal with prejudice for failure to prosecute. See Davis v. Williams,
588 F.2d 69, 70 (4th Cir. 1978); Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(b).
IT IS SO ORDERED.
March 16, 2016
Florence, South Carolina
Kaymani D. West
United States Magistrate Judge
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