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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Dec 15, 2014

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Hershell D. Koger, Pulaski, Tennessee, for the appellant, Christopher Jake Reynolds.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General & Reporter; Sophia S. Lee, Senior Counsel; Mike Bottoms, District Attorney General; and Larry Nickell, Assistant District Attorney, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): EASTER

This matter is before the Court upon the State’s motion to dismiss or in the alternative to affirm the judgment of the trial court by memorandum opinion pursuant to Rule 20, Rules of the Court of Criminal Appeals. Petitioner, Christopher Jake Reynolds, has appealed the Giles County Circuit Court order dismissing his third petition for post-conviction relief in which Petitioner alleged that he received ineffective assistance of counsel and that due process required the tolling of the statute of limitations. Upon a review of the record in this case, we are persuaded that the post-conviction court was correct in dismissing the petition and that this case meets the criteria for affirmance pursuant to Rule 20, Rules of the Court of Criminal Appeals. Accordingly, the State’s motion is granted, and the judgment of the post conviction court is affirmed.