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Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on May 5, 2016

Head Comment: With CAMILLE R. MCMULLEN, J., concurring.

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Melissa L. Thomas, Fayetteville, Tennessee, for the Appellant, Charles Wayne Dalton.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Brent C. Cherry, Senior Counsel; Robert J. Carter, District Attorney General; and Ann L. Filer, Assistant District Attorney General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): OGLE

The Petitioner, Charles Wayne Dalton, filed a petition for writ of error coram nobis, seeking relief from his convictions of two counts of especially aggravated kidnapping and two counts of aggravated kidnapping. The Petitioner contended that he entered guilty pleas and forfeited his right to appeal without knowing that he would be required to be on the sexual offender registry for life. The trial court denied relief, and the Petitioner appeals. Upon review, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.