Wells v. State (Per Curiam)Annotate this Case
Appellant, who was convicted on a drug possession charge, filed a pro se petition for writ of certiorari seeking review of the trial court’s decision to deny a motion for an appeal bond and remand with directions for the trial court to set a bond. The trial court found that Appellant did not demonstrate that he had a substantial question of law or fact to raise on appeal. The Supreme Court accepted certification of the petition from the court of appeals. In response, the State argued that the record for the certiorari petition was insufficient because it did not include a written ruling on the motion to set bond. Appellant filed a petition the Supreme Court treated as a petition for writ of certiorari. The Supreme Court granted the petition for certiorari and remanded for a new bond hearing, holding that Wells raised an issue that was a sufficient question to satisfy the requirements of Ark. R. App. P.-Crim. 6(b)(1).