Lyons v. State (Per Curiam)Annotate this Case
After a jury trial, Petitioner was found guilty of second-degree sexual assault. No appeal was taken from the judgment of conviction. Petitioner now sought to proceed with a belated appeal under Ark. R. App. P-Crim. 2(e), arguing that he notified his appointed attorney that he desired to appeal, that it was his belief that a notice of appeal had been filed, and that he was unaware that no appeal had been perfected. The Supreme Court remanded this case because the proper disposition of the motion for belated appeal required findings of fact regarding the issue of whether counsel was informed by Petitioner within the time period allowed for filing a notice of appeal that he desired to appeal.