Hatton v. State (Per Curiam)Annotate this Case
Appellant Bobby Hatton was found guilty of first-degree terroristic threatening and second-degree domestic battery in the presence of a child. The trial court subsequently found that Appellant had violated the conditions of his probations in two other cases by committing the offenses of which he had been convicted in the first case and revoked both probations. Appeals in all three cases were consolidated. The court of appeals affirmed the judgment in the first case and revocation orders in the other two cases. Appellant subsequently filed a pro se petition for postconviction relief that encompassed all three cases. The trial court denied the petition. Before the Supreme Court were two motions filed by Appellant related to the appeal. The Court dismissed the appeal and declared the motions moot, holding that because Appellant's petition was not in compliance with Ark. R. Crim. P. 37.1, it did not act to confer jurisdiction on the trial court to consider the merits of the petition, and therefore, the Court lacked jurisdiction to consider the appeal.