TERRANCE O. JOHNSON A/K/A TERRANCE ORLANDO JOHNSON A/K/A TERRANCE JOHNSON A/K/A TERRENCE O. JOHNSON A/K/A TERRENCE ORLANDO JOHNSON, APPELLANT
STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, APPELLEE
OF JUDGMENT: 05/10/2016
COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT HON. JOHN HUEY EMFINGER TRIAL JUDGE
ATTORNEY FOR APPELLANT: TERRANCE O. JOHNSON (PRO SE)
ATTORNEY FOR APPELLEE: OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL BY:
BILLY L. GORE
LEE, C.J., BARNES AND WESTBROOKS, JJ.
Terrance Johnson appeals the denial of his motion for
postconviction relief (PCR). Finding no merit to
Johnson's claim that he was mentally incompetent to plead
guilty, we affirm.
On October 22, 2012, in the Madison County Circuit Court,
Johnson pleaded guilty to two counts of sale of cocaine, one
of which was committed within 1, 500 feet of a school. The
judgment of conviction was entered October 24, 2012. His
sentence totaled sixty years, with thirty years to serve in
the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections and
five years of postrelease supervision.
On May 2, 2016, Johnson filed a PCR motion, alleging his
sentence is illegal, his plea was involuntary, and his trial
counsel was ineffective. The trial court denied Johnson's
PCR motion. On appeal, Johnson argues that he was not
competent to enter a guilty plea.
When reviewing a trial court's denial or dismissal of a
PCR motion, we will only disturb the trial court's
decision if it is clearly erroneous; however, we review the
trial court's legal conclusions under a de novo standard
of review. Hughes v. State, 106 So.3d 836, 838
(¶4) (Miss. Ct. App. 2012).
In his only issue on appeal, Johnson argues that he was not
competent to enter a guilty plea. Johnson contends the trial
court should have questioned ...