David L. Watson, Plaintiff-appellant, v. G.w. Bradshaw, State Trooper; J.w. Reed, State Trooper,defendants-appellees.david L. Watson, Petitioner-appellant, v. State of West Virginia, Respondent-appellee, 870 F.2d 656 (4th Cir. 1989)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 870 F.2d 656 (4th Cir. 1989)

Submitted: Nov. 30, 1988. Decided: March 1, 1989

Appeals from the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia, at Elkins. Robert Earl Maxwell, Chief District Judge. (C/A Nos. 88-122-E; 88-119-E)

David L. Watson, appellant pro se.



David L. Watson appeals from the district court's orders dismissing his actions pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254 and 42 U.S.C. § 1983 without prejudice for failing to exhaust state remedies. Our review of the record and the district court's opinions disclose that these appeals are without merit. Accordingly, we affirm the denial of Sec. 1983 relief and deny a certificate of probable cause to appeal the denial of Sec. 2255 relief on the reasoning of the district court. Watson v. Bradshaw, C/A No. 88-122-E (N.D.W. Va. Aug. 10, 1988); Watson v. State of West Virginia, C/A No. 88-119-E (N.D.W. Va. Aug. 10, 1988). We dispense with oral argument because the facts and legal contentions are adequately presented in the materials before the Court and argument would not aid the decisional process.

No. 88-7245, AFFIRMED.

No. 88-7246, DISMISSED.