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Case 5:13-cv-00235-SWW-JTR Document 8 Filed 09/20/13 Page 1 of 2

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS

PINE BLUFF DIVISION

TOMMY ELPS,
ADC #144914

V. 5:13CV00235 SWW/JTR

ERIC B. PHARR, Correctional Officer,
East Arkansas Regional Unit, ADC, et al.



PLAINTIFF

DEFENDANTS

ORDER

The Court has reviewed the Proposed Findings and Recommended Partial

Disposition submitted by United States Magistrate Judge J. Thomas Ray and the filed

objections. After carefully considering these documents and making a de novo review

of the record in this case, the Court concludes that the Proposed Findings and

Recommended Partial Disposition should be, and hereby are, approved and adopted

in their entirety as this Court's findings in all but one respect. Along with his

objections and statement of necessity, Plaintiff submitted a proposed amended

complaint, see ECF No. 7, Attach., identifying Defendant Doe as “Correctional

Officer Burke of the East Arkansas Regional Unit.” Accordingly, the Court will

instruct the Clerk of the Court to amend the docket to reflect that Defendant Doe

(Burts or Burke) has been identified as Officer Burke, and the Court will order service

on Defendant Burke.

Case 5:13-cv-00235-SWW-JTR Document 8 Filed 09/20/13 Page 2 of 2

IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that:

1.

Plaintiff may PROCEED with: (a) his § 1983 excessive force and

pendent state law battery claim against Defendant Pharr; and (b) his § 1983 failure to

protect and inadequate medical care claims against Defendants Walker and Burke.

2.

Plaintiff's pendent state law negligence claims against Defendants Walker

and Burke are DISMISSED, WITH PREJUDICE.

3.

Plaintiff's Motion for Service (Doc. #3) is GRANTED as to Defendants

Pharr, Walker, and Burke.

4.

The Clerk is directed to prepare a summons for Defendants Pharr,

Walker, and Burke, and the U.S. Marshal is directed to serve the summons,

Complaint, and this Order on them through the ADC Compliance Division without

prepayment of fees and costs or security therefor.1

5.

The Court CERTIFIES, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(3), that an in

forma pauperis appeal from this Order would not be taken in good faith.

Dated this 20th day of September, 2013.

/s/Susan Webber Wright

UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

1 If either Defendant is no longer an ADC employee, the ADC Compliance
Division must file the unserved Defendant's last known private mailing address under
seal.

2