Dales v. Lockhart et al

Filing 15

MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by District Judge Elizabeth K. Dillon on 8/30/2017. (slt)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA ROANOKE DIVISION JONATHAN LYNN DALES, Plaintiff, ) ) ) ) ) ) ) v. DWAYNE LOCKHART, et al., Defendant. Civil Action No. 7:17cv00177 By: Elizabeth K. Dillon United States District Judge MEMORANDUM OPINION Plaintiff Jonathan Lynn Dales, proceeding pro se, filed a complaint pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. By order entered April 26, 2017, the court conditionally filed this action and, inter alia, advised Dales that he must notify the court in writing immediately upon his transfer or release, and provide the court with a new address. (Dkt. No. 5.) The court warned Dales that failure to notify the court of a change of address would result in dismissal of the case. (Id.) On August 30, 2017, a court order was returned to the court as undeliverable and with no forwarding address. (Dkt. No. 14.) Dales has not provided the court with an updated address; therefore, the court has no means of contacting him. Accordingly, the court will dismiss Dales’ complaint without prejudice. Dales is advised that he may refile his claims in a separate action. An appropriate order will be entered. Entered: August 30, 2017. /s/ Elizabeth K. Dillon Elizabeth K. Dillon United States District Judge

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