United States District Court, D. Delaware
Matthew Jones, Greenwood, Delaware. Pro Se Plaintiff.
ANDREWS, U.S. District Judge.
Matthew Jones, who appears pro se and has been
granted leave to proceed in forma pauperis, filed
this action in June 2017 in the United States District Court
for the Eastern District of New York against Ruth Ann Minner,
Jack Markell, John Carney and the Delaware Governor's
Office. (D.I. 1). The matter was transferred to this Court in
December 2017. (D.I. 5, 6). Jones asserts jurisdiction by
reason of a federal question, diversity of citizenship, and
the United States government as a defendant. (D.I. 1 at 2).
The Court proceeds to screen the Complaint pursuant to 28
U.S.C. § 1915(e)(2)(B).
Complaint, Jones provides his biography beginning in the
first grade to the date of the Complaint. He alleges that
"the events that initiated" this case occurred in
the Fall of 2015, when for the third time that year, his
roommate/mother contacted the police and mobile crisis
intervention services. (D.I. 1 at 16). Plaintiff provided
police and mobile crisis evidence, they interviewed the
complainant, left, only to return the next day and forcefully
hospitalize Plaintiff. (Id.). It was the third (or
sixteenth, see id. at 8) time that Plaintiff was
forcefully hospitalized. (Id. at 16). After he was
released, Plaintiff filed an action in this Court, Jones
v. Crisis Intervention, Civ. No. 16-410-RGA, which was
dismissed for lack of jurisdiction. (Id. at 17).
That judgment was affirmed by the Court of Appeals at No.
Complaint alleges that Defendants are identity thieves.
(Id. at 23). Plaintiff explains that they "are
fully staffed by employees who are capable of doling out
life-ending drugs but have not received the proper education,
or any, and do not live in the names and appearances of which
they were born; therefore, they have no legal standing."
(Id.). The Complaint goes on to allege,
"Defendants attempted to murder [Plaintiff] and
assaulted [him] on three or more occasions. They were all
knowing in their misdiagnosis and malicious care."
(Id. at 32).
alleges that as a child he contacted Defendants Ruth Ann
Minner and Jack Markell. (Id. at 33). The Court
takes judicial notice that Minner was the Governor of the
State of Delaware from 2001 to 2009. See
visited Sept. 11, 2018). Plaintiff alleges that he was
invited to Minner's inaugural ball. (D.I. 1 at 33).
Plaintiff alleges that his first mental health detention
occurred after a Milford, Delaware traffic stop.
(Id.). He states that Governor Minner resides in
Milford where the Minner Towing Company is located.
visited Plaintiff's home in the late 1990's and
Plaintiff received birthday cards from his office from 1999
to 2012. (Id.). Plaintiff was invited to two of
Markell's inaugurals and once to his Governor's
banquet. (Id.). He alleges that Markell denied
Plaintiff's pardon request when it reached his office in
2016. (Id.). The Court takes judicial notice that
Markell was the State Treasurer of Delaware from 1999 to
2009, and the Governor of the State of Delaware from 2009 to
2017. See http://www.
jag.org/board-of-directors/govemor-jack-markell (last visited
Sept. 11, 2018).
alleges that before he filed his lawsuits he "pled for
an investigation into [his] life." (D.I. 1 at 34).
Plaintiff alleges that he found all his evidence without any
help from his "justice related government
resources." (Id.). Even though he has shared
the information, no action has been taken on his behalf.
contacted "the Governor" (presumably current
Governor John Carney) and former Governor Jack Markell.
(Id.). Plaintiff alleges that he "received many
violent threats over the years and [has] been stalked online
by Markell's profile name,
Alan.Jackson@state.de.us." (Id. at
35). He alleges that he interviewed Carney last fall at the
Apple Scrapple Festival in Bridgeville, Delaware.
(Id. at 35). During the interview, Plaintiff told
Carney, among other things, that he was kidnapped, removed
from his parents at birth and conditioned for sexual slavery
by the Delaware police. (Id.). The Court takes
judicial notice that Carney served as Lieutenant Governor of
the State of Delaware from 2001 to 2009, served as a
representative for the United States House of Representatives
from 2011 to 2017, and has served as governor of the State of
Delaware since January 17, 2017. See
(last visited Sept. 11, 2018).
alleges that "someone lived in [his] identity in
Delaware, [and the person was] ordered to pay [monies] by the
Delaware Superior and Family Courts of New Castle
County." (Id. at 34-35). The person was tried
in Plaintiff's name using his address and social security
number. (Id. at 35). Plaintiff called Defendant
Governor's Office but could not learn any more about the
cases. (Id.). Plaintiff alleges Defendants and their
influence made sure that Plaintiff's nose and toes have
stayed broken. (Id.). They have "shut [him] up
to die" in mental health facilities and multiple times
in prison. (Id.).
alleges numerous violations of federal criminal law and
amendments of the United States Constitution. (Id.
at 12-15). He seeks two billion dollars in damages, to have
his actual identity restored, justice to be served on his
assailants, his actual name and birth date to be
authenticated, and his background history to be appropriately
amended. (Id. at 40).
federal court may properly dismiss an action sua
sponte under the screening provisions of 28 U.S.C.
§ 1915(e)(2)(B) if "the action is frivolous or
malicious, fails to state a claim upon which relief may be
granted, or seeks monetary relief from a defendant who is
immune from such relief." Ball v. Famiglio, 726
F.3d 448, 452 (3d Cir. 2013); see also 28 U.S.C.
§ 1915(e)(2) (in forma pauperis actions). The
Court must accept all factual allegations in a complaint as
true and ...