J. C. Keeton v. The State of Texas Appeal from 86th Judicial District Court of Kaufman County (memorandum opinion)

Annotate this Case
Download PDF
DISMISS and Opinion Filed November 16, 2018 S In The Court of Appeals Fifth District of Texas at Dallas No. 05-18-01265-CR J. C. KEETON, Appellant V. THE STATE OF TEXAS, Appellee On Appeal from the 86th Judicial District Court Kaufman County, Texas Trial Court Cause No. 15175 MEMORANDUM OPINION Before Justices Bridges, Brown, and Whitehill Opinion by Justice Whitehill J.C. Keeton appeals his 1987 conviction for aggravated robbery. After finding appellant guilty, the jury assessed punishment at 40 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. On October 22, 2018, appellant filed a notice of appeal. For the reasons that follow, we dismiss this appeal. To invoke this Court’s jurisdiction, a party must file a timely notice of appeal. See TEX. R. APP. P. 25.2(b). A notice of appeal must be filed within thirty days after the day the sentence is imposed or within ninety days after the day of sentence if a motion for new trial is filed. See TEX. R. APP. P. 26.2(a)(1), (2). Here, the judgment being appealed was imposed on August 25, 1987. To be timely, appellant had to file his notice of appeal on September 24, 1987, or, if he filed a motion for new trial, on November 24, 1987. Appellant, however, did not file his notice of appeal until October 22, 2018. Under these circumstances, we dismiss this appeal for want of jurisdiction. See TEX. R. APP. P. 42.3(a). /Bill Whitehill/ BILL WHITEHILL JUSTICE Do Not Publish TEX. R. APP. P. 47.2(b) 181265F.U05 –2– S Court of Appeals Fifth District of Texas at Dallas JUDGMENT J. C. KEETON, Appellant No. 05-18-01265-CR On Appeal from the 86th Judicial District Court, Kaufman County, Texas Trial Court Cause No. 15175. Opinion delivered by Justice Whitehill. Justices Bridges and Brown participating. V. THE STATE OF TEXAS, Appellee Based on the Court’s opinion of this date, the judgment of the trial court is DISMISSED. Judgment entered November 16, 2018. –3–