Pruitt v. State (Per Curiam)Annotate this Case
After a jury trial, Appellant was found guilty of sexual indecency with a minor and two counts of rape. The court of appeals affirmed. Appellant subsequenty filed a pro se petition for postconviction relief pursuant to Ark. R. Crim. P. 37.1. The petition was denied on the ground that it was not timely filed. No appeal was taken, and Appellant later sought leave to proceed with a belated appeal. The Supreme Court denied Appellant’s motion for belated appeal, holding that Appellant could not prevail if he were permitted to proceed with an appeal because the Rule 37.1 petition was not timely filed, and therefore, the trial court had no jurisdiction to grant the relief sought.