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Posted by: Landry Butler on Nov 7, 2016

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

William Reynolds, Clifton, Tennessee, Pro Se.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; M. Todd Ridley, Assistant Attorney General; Brent Cooper, District Attorney General; and Jonathan Davis, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): HOLLOWAY

William Reynolds (“the Petitioner”) was indicted for sale of cocaine in an amount less than .5 grams in a school zone, a Class B felony. He entered a negotiated plea to sale of .5 grams or more of cocaine, a Class B felony, and was sentenced to twelve years' incarceration as a career offender with release eligibility after service of 60% of the sentence. The Petitioner filed petition for writ of habeas corpus challenging his conviction which the habeas corpus court denied. On appeal, the Petitioner claims that his judgment of conviction is void because the indictment was insufficient to support his plea to an increased amount of cocaine and that the habeas corpus court erred in summarily dismissing his Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus. After a review of the record and applicable law, we affirm the judgment of the habeas corpus court.