Van Prince Welch, Plaintiff--appellant, v. Officer Marshall; J.h. Snodgrass; J.a. Smith, Defendants--appellees, 867 F.2d 610 (4th Cir. 1989)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 867 F.2d 610 (4th Cir. 1989)

Submitted: Dec. 9, 1988. Decided: Jan. 17, 1989

Before MURNAGHAN, SPROUSE and WILKINS, Circuit Judges.

Van Prince Welch, appellant pro se.


Van Prince Welch appeals the district court's dismissal of this 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action for failure to pay the assessed filing fee. Finding that the district court properly complied with the procedures approved in Evans v. Croom, 650 F.2d 521 (4th Cir. 1981), cert. denied, 454 U.S. 1153 (1982), and did not abuse its discretion in dismissing the action without prejudice, we affirm the district court's order. We dispense with oral argument because the dispositive issue recently has been decided authoritatively.