Cook v. State (Per Curiam)Annotate this Case
Appellant pleaded guilty to four counts of rape and was sentenced to an aggregate sentence of 720 months’ imprisonment. Appellant later filed a petition for postconviction relief pursuant to Ark. R. Civ. P. 37.1. The trial court denied relief. Appellant sought an appeal and then filed a motion for belated appeal and certiorari to complete the record, alleging that the circuit clerk erred by not file-marking his Rule 37.1 petition. The matter was remanded to the trial court. After Appellant's Rule 37.1 petition was file-marked, the trial court denied relief on the grounds that the petition was untimely. The Supreme Court dismissed the appeal and declared the motions Appellant filed in relation to the appeal moot, holding that the trial court properly denied the requested relief.