Johnny Mark Propst v. State of Arkansas

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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
     manner.


     Order to Appear and Show Cause.
     Joe F. Atkinson, Jr., for appellant.
     No response.

     Per Curiam.
    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.