Barnes v. State (Per Curiam)Annotate this Case
Appellant entered a guilty plea to four felony offenses. Appellant later filed a pro se “belated motion to retract” his guilty plea on the grounds of ineffective assistance of counsel. The trial court treated the motion as a petition for postconviction relief pursuant to Ark. R. Crim. P. 37.1, held that the motion was without merit, and denied relief. Appellant lodged an appeal. Now before the Court were several motions related to the appeal. The Supreme Court dismissed the appeal, thus mooting the motions, holding that Appellant failed to abide by the requirements of Rule 37.1(c), rendering his motion to retract his plea and this appeal subject to summary dismissal.