William Franklin Bechtel, Jr., Plaintiff-appellant, v. Clarence L. Jackson, Jr., Chairman, Virginia Parole Board,defendant-appellee, 914 F.2d 247 (4th Cir. 1990)Annotate this Case
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, at Richmond. James R. Spencer, District Judge. (C/A No. 90-398-A)
William Franklin Bechtel, Jr., appellant pro se.
Before SPROUSE and WILKINS, Circuit Judges, and BUTZNER, Senior Circuit Judge.
William Franklin Bechtel 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 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 facts and legal contentions are adequately presented in the materials before the Court and argument would not aid the decisional process.
On appeal, Bechtel claims he mistakenly paid the assessed filing fee to the wrong party. The disposition by the district court allows him to refile his complaint, with proper payment