Boyd v. Wilson et al
ORDER directing Plaintiff to advise the court whether he wishes to continue with this case against Wilson and Ariail and to file a response to 28 MOTION to Dismiss and 34 MOTION TO DISMISS by October 10, 2017. Add an additional 3 days only if served by mail or otherwise allowed under Fed. R. Civ. P. 6 or Fed. R. Crim. P. 45. Signed by Magistrate Judge Shiva V Hodges on 9/25/2017. (mwal)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Billy Roy Boyd,
Alan Wilson; W. Walter Wilkins; Scott
D. Robinson; and R. Mills Ariail, Jr.,
C/A No.: 6:17-1032-TLW-SVH
Plaintiff, proceeding pro se, brought this action alleging violations of his
constitutional rights by Alan Wilson (“Wilson”), W. Walter Wilkins, Scott D. Robinson,
and R. Mills Ariail, Jr. (“Ariail”). [ECF No. 1]. Wilson and Ariail filed separate motions
to dismiss on July 18, 2017, and July 31, 2017, respectively. [ECF Nos. 28, 34]. As
Plaintiff is proceeding pro se, the court entered orders pursuant to Roseboro v. Garrison,
528 F.2d 309 (4th Cir. 1975), on July 18, 2017, and August 1, 2017, advising him of the
importance of the motions and of the need for him to file adequate responses by August
18, 2017, and September 1, 2017, respectively. [ECF Nos. 28, 34]. Plaintiff was
specifically advised that if he failed to respond adequately, the motions may be granted.
On August 30, 2017, the court extended Plaintiff’s deadlines to respond to both motions
until September 21, 2017. [ECF No. 39].
Notwithstanding the specific warning and instructions set forth in the court’s
Roseboro order, Plaintiff has failed to respond to the motions of Wilson and Ariail. As
such, it appears to the court that he does not oppose the motions and wishes to abandon
this action against Wilson and Ariail.1 Based on the foregoing, Plaintiff is directed to
advise the court whether he wishes to continue with this case against Wilson and Ariail
and to file a response to the motions to dismiss by October 10, 2017. Plaintiff is further
advised that if he fails to respond, the undersigned will recommend that his claims
against Wilson and Ariail be dismissed 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.
September 25, 2017
Columbia, South Carolina
Shiva V. Hodges
United States Magistrate Judge
Plaintiff filed a motion to amend his complaint on August 30, 2017. [ECF No. 38]. The
motion to amend does not relieve Plaintiff of his responsibility to file responses to the
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