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Smith v. Greenwood County Detention Center

United States District Court, D. South Carolina, Aiken Division

June 9, 2014

Wayne Michael Smith, Plaintiff,
v.
Greenwood County Detention Center; Linda Middleton, Captain; and Tony Davis, Sheriff, Defendants.

ORDER

TIMOTHY M. CAIN, District Judge.

Plaintiff, proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis, filed this action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. In accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1) and Local Civil Rule 73.02, D.S.C., this matter was referred to a magistrate judge for pretrial handling. Before the court is the magistrate judge's Report and Recommendation ("Report"), recommending that the defendant, Greenwood County Detention Center, be dismissed without prejudice and without issuance and service of process. (ECF No. 19). Although advised of his right to do so, Plaintiff has not objected to the Report and the time to do so has now run.

The Report has no presumptive weight and the responsibility to make a final determination in this matter remains with this court. See Mathews v. Weber, 423 U.S. 261, 270-71 (1976). In the absence of objections, this court is not required to provide an explanation for adopting the Report. See Camby v. Davis, 718 F.2d 198, 199 (4th Cir. 1983). Rather, "in the absence of a timely filed objection, a district court need not conduct a de novo review, but instead must only satisfy itself that there is no clear error on the face of the record in order to accept the recommendation." Diamond v. Colonial Life & Acc. Ins. Co., 416 F.3d 310, 315 (4th Cir. 2005) (quoting Fed.R.Civ.P. 72 advisory committee's note).

After a thorough review of the Report and the record in this case, the court adopts the Report (ECF No. 19) and incorporates it herein. Therefore, the defendant, Greenwood County Detention Center, is DISMISSED without prejudice and without issuance and service of process.

IT IS SO ORDERED.


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