Notice: Fourth Circuit Local Rule 36(c) States That Citation of Unpublished Dispositions is Disfavored Except for Establishing Res Judicata, Estoppel, or the Law of the Case and Requires Service of Copies of Cited Unpublished Dispositions of the Fourth Circuit.gregory H. Jones, Plaintiff--appellant, v. Dr. Roe; E. Wayne Irvin; Gary Dixon; Unknown Dentistharnett, Correctional, Defendants--appellees, 66 F.3d 316 (4th Cir. 1995)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 66 F.3d 316 (4th Cir. 1995) Submitted: Aug. 24, 1995. Decided: Sept. 15, 1995

Gregory H. Jones, Appellant Pro Se.

Before WIDENER, HALL, and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges.


Appellant appeals the district court's order dismissing his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 (1988) complaint. The district court assessed a filing fee in accordance with Evans v. Croom, 650 F.2d 521 (4th Cir. 1981), cert. denied, 454 U.S. 1153 (1982), and dismissed the case when Appellant failed to comply with the fee order. As the assessment procedure followed by the district court comported with the system approved in Evans, we grant leave to proceed in forma pauperis and affirm the dismissal. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2106 (1988), however, we modify the district court's order to show that the complaint is dismissed without prejudice. 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.