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Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Mar 18, 2016

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

J. Colin Morris, Jackson, Tennessee, for the appellant, Kentavis Jones.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Tracy L. Alcock, Assistant Attorney General; Jerry Woodall, District Attorney General; and Shaun A. Brown, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WEDEMEYER

A Madison County jury convicted the Petitioner, Kentavis Jones, of two counts of aggravated assault, one count of reckless endangerment, and one count of employing a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony. The Petitioner filed a petition for post-conviction relief, which the post-conviction court denied after a hearing. On appeal, the Petitioner maintains that he received the ineffective assistance of counsel. The State contends that the Petitioner?s appeal is untimely and that he is not entitled to post- conviction relief. After review, we conclude there exists no error. We affirm the post- conviction court?s judgment.