Williamsv.State

Supreme Court of ArkansasMay 18, 2000
341 Ark. 377 (Ark. 2000)
341 Ark. 37716 S.W.3d 555

99-1221

Opinion delivered May 18, 2000

1. Appeal error — hearing requested — master appointed. — Where appellant's counsel appeared to show cause why he should not be held in contempt, entered a plea of not guilty, and requested a hearing, a master was appointed to conduct the hearing, make findings of fact, and file them with the court. [cme]

Appointment of Master

Alvin Schay, for appellant.

No response.


On April 27, 2000, we issued an order for Alvin Schay to appear before this court at 9:00 a.m., Thursday, May 11, 2000, to show cause why he should not be held in contempt of court for failure to file an appellant's brief after a final extension had been granted.

[1] Alvin Schay appeared on May 11, 2000. At that time, he entered a plea of not guilty and requested a hearing. Therefore, we appoint the Honorable Jack Lessenberry as a master to conduct the hearing. After the hearing, we direct the master to make findings of fact and file them with the court. Upon receiving the master's findings, we will decide whether Alvin Schay should be held in contempt.