Johnny Mark PROPST v. STATE of Arkansas
CR 96-633 ___ S.W.2d ___
Supreme Court of Arkansas
Opinion delivered December 23, 1996
Contempt -- extension granted but brief not filed -- show-cause
order issued. -- Where appellant's attorney requested and was
granted a thirty-day extension to file appellant's brief, but
no brief was timely filed, appellant's attorney was ordered to
appear to show cause why he should not be held in contempt of
court for his failure to file appellant's brief in a timely
Order to Appear and Show Cause.
Joe F. Atkinson, Jr., for appellant.
Appellant, Johnny Mark Propst, has been convicted of first-
degree murder and sentenced to forty years imprisonment. His
attorney, Joe F. Atkinson Jr., requested and was granted a
thirty-day extension to August 13, 1996, to file Appellant's brief,
but no brief has been filed.
Joe F. Atkinson Jr. is therefore ordered to appear before this
court on the 27th day of January, 1997, at 9:00 a.m., to show cause
why he should not be held in contempt of this court for his failure
to file Appellant's brief in a timely manner.