Jordan v. State (Majority)Annotate this Case
Appellant Brian Jordan appealed an order of the circuit court convicting him of rape and sentencing him as a habitual offender to life imprisonment. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding (1) the circuit court did not err in allowing prior offenses into evidence, as the court properly found the prior convictions were more probative than prejudicial and thus admissible pursuant to Ark. R. Evid. 609; and (2) Appellant's argument that he was entitled to a new trial based upon the circuit court's comments to the jury just prior to the court's dismissal of the jury was not preserved for appeal, as Appellant did not object at the time to the statements made to the jury.