Dennis Dewayne Cumby v. The State of Texas--Appeal from 13th District Court of Navarro CountyAnnotate this Case
TENTH COURT OF APPEALS
DENNIS DEWAYNE CUMBY,
THE STATE OF TEXAS,
From the 13th District Court
Navarro County, Texas
Trial Court # 26,084-CR
Dennis Cumby pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual assault and the court assessed the agreed punishment of twenty years' incarceration. Tex. Penal Code Ann. 22.021 (Vernon 1994 & Supp. 1996). Because Cumby failed to timely file a notice of appeal, we dismiss his appeal for want of jurisdiction. Tex. R. App. P. 41(b)(1); Rodarte v. State, 860 S.W.2d 108, 109-10 (Tex. Crim. App. 1993).
To appeal from his conviction and punishment, Cumby must have filed a notice of appeal within thirty days "after the day sentence [was] imposed or suspended in open court" or within ninety days if a timely motion for new trial is filed. Tex. R. App. P. 41(b)(1). According to the judgment in the transcript, his sentence was imposed on March 18, 1996. He filed his notice of appeal on April 24, the thirty-seventh day after sentencing. There is no indication in the transcript that he filed a motion for a new trial. Thus, his notice was seven days late. Id.; Rodarte, 860 S.W.2d at 109-10. He did not file a motion for an extension of time to file the notice of appeal. Tex. R. App. P. 41(b)(2); Olivo v. State, No. 442-95, slip op. at 4, 1996 WL 135625 *2-3 (Tex. Crim. App. March 27, 1996). Because he did not file a timely motion for a new trial and his notice of appeal was not filed within thirty days of sentencing, we do not have jurisdiction over his appeal. Tex. R. App. P. 41(b)(1); Rodarte, 860 S.W.2d at 109-10.
We notified Cumby of this jurisdictional defect by letter on May 30 sent to the address he listed on the notice of appeal. Tex. R. App. P. 83. He has not responded to our notice.
Thus, we dismiss this cause for want of jurisdiction. Id. 41(b)(1); Rodarte, 860 S.W.2d at 109-10.
Before Chief Justice Davis,
Justice Cummings, and
Dismissed for want of jurisdiction
Opinion delivered and filed June 26, 1996
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