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Wheeler v. State

Supreme Court of Wyoming

August 28, 2014

MARKEITH WHEELER, Appellant (Defendant),
v.
THE STATE OF WYOMING, Appellee (Plaintiff)

2014 WY 109, 334 P.3d 558 .

OPINION

E. JAMES BURKE, Chief Justice.

Order Affirming the District Court'S Judgment and Sentence

[¶1] This matter came before the Court upon its own motion following notification that Appellant has not filed a pro se brief within the time allotted by this Court. Pursuant to a plea agreement, Appellant entered unconditional guilty pleas to two counts: strangulation of a household member and battery (a third offense felony). See Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 6-2-509(a) and Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 6-2-501(b) & (f)(ii). This is Appellant's direct appeal fro the resulting convictions. On June 4, 2014, Appellant's court-appointed appellate counsel filed a " Motion to Withdraw as Counsel," pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738, 744, 87 S.Ct. 1396, 1400, 18 L.Ed.2d 493 (1967). Following a careful review of the record and the " Anders brief" submitted by counsel, this Court, on June 24, 2014, entered its " Order Granting Motion for Court-Appointed Counsel to Withdraw." That order notified Appellant that the District Court's " Judgment and Sentence" would be affirmed unless, on or before August 11, 2014, Appellant filed a brief that persuaded this Court that the captioned appeal is not wholly frivolous. Taking note that Appellant, Markeith Wheeler, has not filed a brief or other pleading within the time allotted, the Court finds that the district court's " Judgment and Sentence" should be affirmed.

[¶2] This Court also finds this matter should be remanded to the district court for correction of the " Judgment and Sentence." Although Appellant was given an adequate firearms advisement (as required by Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 7-11-507(a)), the district court's " Judgment and Sentence" does not include a statement to that effect, as required by W.R.Cr.P. 32(b)(1)(E) and Starrett v. State, 2012 WY 133, ¶ ¶ 11-12, 19, 286 P.3d 1033, 1037-38, 1040 (Wyo. 2012). It is, therefore,

[¶3] ORDERED that the District Court's December 3, 2013 " Judgment and Sentence" be, and the same hereby is, affirmed; and it is further

[¶4] ORDERED that this matter is remanded to the district court for entry of an amended Judgment and Sentence, which shall include the firearms advisement required by ...


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