Keishunn Lamont Reed v. The State of Texas Appeal from 208th District Court of Harris County (memorandum opinion per curiam)

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Appeals Dismissed and Memorandum Opinion filed August 15, 2017. In The Fourteenth Court of Appeals NO. 14-17-00513-CR NO. 14-17-00514-CR KEISHUNN LAMONT REED, Appellant V. THE STATE OF TEXAS, Appellee On Appeal from the 208th District Court Harris County, Texas Trial Court Cause Nos. 1380046 and 1380047 MEMORANDUM OPINION After a jury trial, appellant was convicted of the offense of aggravated sexual assault of a child under 14 and sentenced to confinement in the institutional division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for 50 years on January 13, 2017. A timely motion for new trial was filed. Appellant’s notice of appeal was not filed until May 31, 2017. A defendant’s notice of appeal must be filed within 90 days after sentence is imposed when the defendant has filed a motion for new trial. See Tex. R. App. P. 26.2(a)(2). A notice of appeal that complies with the requirements of Texas Rule of Appellate Procedure 26 is essential to vest the court of appeals with jurisdiction. Slaton v. State, 981 S.W.2d 208, 210 (Tex. Crim. App. 1998). If an appeal is not timely perfected, a court of appeals does not obtain jurisdiction to address the merits of the appeal. Under those circumstances it can take no action other than to dismiss the appeal. Id. Accordingly, the appeals are ordered dismissed. PER CURIAM Panel consists of Justices Jamison, Busby, and Donovan. Do Not Publish — Tex. R. App. P. 47.2(b). 2