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Prescott v. Denton Cnty. Jail

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS SHERMAN DIVISION
Feb 12, 2020
CIVIL ACTION NO. 4:16cv879 (E.D. Tex. Feb. 12, 2020)

Opinion

CIVIL ACTION NO. 4:16cv879

02-12-2020

ANTHONY PRESCOTT., #2174108 v. DENTON COUNTY JAIL, ET AL.


ORDER ADOPTING THE JULY 15 , 2019 REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION OF THE UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE

The above-entitled and numbered civil action was referred to United States Magistrate Judge Kimberly C. Priest Johnson. On July 15, 2019, the Magistrate Judge issued a Report and Recommendation, concluding that Plaintiff's claims against Defendants Mike Ganzer, Corporal Gauge, Deputy Sheriff Von, Sheriff William Travis, Deputy Sheriff Whitmoor, Deputy Sheriff Vybarrar, and Deputy Sheriff Killshaw should be dismissed. (Dkt. # 164). The Report of the Magistrate Judge, which contains proposed findings of fact and recommendations, has been presented for consideration. After conducting a de novo review of the objections raised by Petitioner to the Report, the Court concludes they are without merit.

In the Report, the Magistrate Judge noted that, on June 13, 2019, the Court had issued an Order (Dkt. #152) giving Plaintiff fourteen days from the receipt of that Order to supply the correct names and addresses for Defendants Mike Ganzer, Corporal Gauge, Deputy Sheriff Von, Sheriff William Travis, Deputy Sheriff Whitmoor, Deputy Sheriff Vybarrar, and Deputy Sheriff Killshaw. Plaintiff was placed on notice that it was his obligation to provide the Court with the information needed to serve process on the Defendants. Kersh v. Derozier, 851 F.2d 1509 (5th Cir. 1988). He was warned that the lawsuit may be dismissed if he did not timely comply with the Order. He was obligated to provide the correct names and addresses by July 2, 2019. He did not comply with the Order. Therefore, the Magistrate Judge recommended that Plaintiff's claims against Defendants Mike Ganzer, Corporal Gauge, Deputy Sheriff Von, Sheriff William Travis, Deputy Sheriff Whitmoor, Deputy Sheriff Vybarrar, and Deputy Sheriff Killshaw should be dismissed.

On July 24, 2019, Plaintiff filed objections to the July 15, 2019 Report and Recommendation. (Dkt. # 170). In those objections, Plaintiff contends that he had written to the United States Marshall's Office to complain about the Sheriff seeking to conceal the identities of these Defendants. He also alleges that he had written to a law firm seeking assistance. He states that neither had replied. He requests the Court to serve those Defendants by publication. As Plaintiff was advised, it is his obligation to provide the Court with the information needed to serve process on the Defendants. Kersh, 851 F.2d 1509.

It is accordingly ORDERED that Plaintiff's claims against Defendants Mike Ganzer, Corporal Gauge, Deputy Sheriff Von, Sheriff William Travis, Deputy Sheriff Whitmoor, Deputy Sheriff Vybarrar, and Deputy Sheriff Killshaw should be DISMISSED without prejudice.

SIGNED this 12th day of February, 2020.

/s/_________

AMOS L. MAZZANT

UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE


Summaries of

Prescott v. Denton Cnty. Jail

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS SHERMAN DIVISION
Feb 12, 2020
CIVIL ACTION NO. 4:16cv879 (E.D. Tex. Feb. 12, 2020)
Case details for

Prescott v. Denton Cnty. Jail

Case Details

Full title:ANTHONY PRESCOTT., #2174108 v. DENTON COUNTY JAIL, ET AL.

Court:UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS SHERMAN DIVISION

Date published: Feb 12, 2020

Citations

CIVIL ACTION NO. 4:16cv879 (E.D. Tex. Feb. 12, 2020)