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Jackson v. State

Court of Appeals of Mississippi

September 10, 2013

William C. JACKSON a/k/a William Christopher Jackson a/k/a William Jackson, Appellant
v.
STATE of Mississippi, Appellee.

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Erin Elizabeth Pridgen, attorney for appellant.

Office of the Attorney General by Stephanie Breland Wood, attorney for appellee.

Before IRVING, P.J., ISHEE and FAIR, JJ.

FAIR, J.

¶ 1. William C. Jackson was convicted in Clarke County Circuit Court of one count of felony escape. Prior to trial, the judge granted the prosecution's request to try Jackson as a habitual offender under Mississippi Code Annotated section 99-19-81 (Rev.2007). As a result, he was sentenced to five years as a habitual offender in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections, without the possibility of parole or probation. His sentence was ordered to run consecutively to any previously imposed sentence. The Mississippi Office of Indigent Appeals represents Jackson on appeal. Jackson's attorney filed a brief pursuant to Lindsey v. State, 939 So.2d 743, 748 (¶ 18) (Miss.2005). Following the procedure set forth in Lindsey, Jackson filed a pro se brief. On appeal, he claims that: (1) the indictment was defective; (2) he was denied a speedy trial; and (3) he received ineffective assistance of counsel on appeal. We find no error and affirm.

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FACTS

¶ 2. On September 9, 2010, Jackson was indicted for felony escape under Mississippi Code Annotated section 97-9-49 (Rev.2006) for fleeing from the Clarke County Jail. Jackson pled not guilty. The trial was initially set for December 8, 2010, but was continued two separate times due to defense counsel's illness. Jackson signed both continuance orders, waiving his right to a speedy trial. On July 20, 2011, Jackson's trial was continued a third time due to plea negotiations. On August 24, 2011, Jackson filed a motion to dismiss the charge against him for failure to provide a speedy trial. The court denied the motion.

¶ 3. The trial commenced on February 27, 2012. The jury returned a guilty verdict, and the trial court sentenced Jackson as a habitual offender to five years without the possibility of parole or probation. Jackson filed a motion for a judgment notwithstanding the verdict or, in the alternative, a new trial. The trial court denied his motion. Thereafter, Jackson appealed. Jackson's counsel filed a Lindsey brief, stating that there were no arguable issues to support an appeal. In Lindsey, the Mississippi Supreme Court set out the procedure to be followed when a defendant's attorney does not find any ...


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