J. C. Messer, Plaintiff-appellant, v. Phil Ellis, Sheriff, Defendant-appellee, 823 F.2d 547 (4th Cir. 1987)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 823 F.2d 547 (4th Cir. 1987) Submitted Jan. 28, 1987. Decided June 29, 1987

J. C. Messer, appellant pro se.

G. Michael Barnhill, Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge & Rice, for appellee.

Before RUSSELL, WIDENER and ERVIN, Circuit Judges.


A review of the record and the district court's opinion adopting the magistrate's recommendation discloses that this appeal from its order denying relief under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 is without merit. Because the dispositive issues recently have been decided authoritatively, we dispense with oral argument and affirm the judgment below on the reasoning of the district court. Messer v. Ellis, C/A No. 84-296-CRT (E.D.N.C., Oct. 22, 1986).