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[T] Gray v. State

July 21, 1998

RODNEY GRAY, APPELLANT
v.
STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, APPELLEE



Before Thomas, P.j., Diaz, And Herring, JJ.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Diaz, J., For The Court:

Gray v. State, 96-KA-01328-COA

THIS OPINION IS NOT DESIGNATED FOR PUBLICATION AND MAY NOT BE CITED, PURSUANT TO M.R.A.P. 35-B

DATE OF JUDGMENT: 12/03/96

TRIAL JUDGE: HON. MARCUS D. GORDON

COURT FROM WHICH APPEALED: NEWTON COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT

NATURE OF THE CASE: CRIMINAL - FELONY

TRIAL COURT DISPOSITION: FELONY ESCAPE: SENTENCED TO SERVE A TERM OF 5 YRS IN THE MDOC WITH SENTENCE TO RUN CONSECUTIVELY TO ANY SENTENCE IMPOSED BY ANY COURT UPON THE DEFENDANT

MOTION FOR REHEARING FILED:

CERTIORARI FILED:

MANDATE ISSUED:

Rodney Gray was convicted of felony escape and sentenced to five years in prison. From this conviction, he perfects his appeal to this Court and argues that his right to counsel was violated or, in the alternative, that he received ineffective assistance of counsel. Finding his arguments without merit, we affirm.

FACTS

On August, 26, 1995, Rodney Gray escaped from the Newton County Jail, where he was being held on a capital murder charge. Using homemade shanks or knives, Gray and two other inmates forced Steve Buchanan, a trusty at the jail, to open the jail door so that they might escape. Gray was captured by the authorities later that evening and was subsequently charged with felony ยง escape, pursuant to Miss. Code ...


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