Trenton E. Carter, Plaintiff-appellant, v. B. Ruffin, St. Brides Correctional Center; Altonbaskerville, Warden, St. Brides Correctionalcenter; J.a. Smith, Jr., Regionaladministrator, Defendants-appellees, 879 F.2d 862 (4th Cir. 1989)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 879 F.2d 862 (4th Cir. 1989) Submitted: June 14, 1989. Decided: July 18, 1989

Trenton E. Carter, appellant pro se.

Before DONALD RUSSELL and SPROUSE, Circuit Judges, and BUTZNER, Senior Circuit Judge.


Trenton E. Carter seeks to appeal 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 deny leave to proceed in forma pauperis and dismiss the appeal. We dispense with oral argument because the dispositive issues recently have been decided authoritatively.