STATE OF ARKANSAS APPELLEE
FROM THE CRAWFORD COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT [NO. 17JV-12-9]
HONORABLE MICHAEL MEDLOCK, JUDGE
Lisa-Marie Norris, for appellant.
Rutledge, Att'y Gen., by: Valerie Glover Fortner,
Ass't Att'y Gen., for appellee.
WAYMOND M. BROWN, Judge
appeals from the circuit court's true criminal contempt
finding for which he was committed to the Division of Youth
Services (DYS) for an indeterminate period of time. His sole
argument on appeal is that there was insufficient evidence
that he willfully committed criminal contempt. We affirm.
filed a family in need of services (FINS) petition in case
number 17JV-12-9 on January 19, 2012, alleging that appellant
was "habitually disobedient to the reasonable commands
of school staff." Following a hearing on February 15,
2012, in which appellant entered a plea of true, the circuit
court entered an order on February 21, 2012, adjudicating
appellant to be a FINS member. Accordingly, appellant was
placed on formal supervision for a period of twelve months
during which he was subjected to certain orders of the
circuit court including, in pertinent part, cooperation with
the circuit court's orders, the terms and conditions of
formal supervision, and the Crawford County juvenile
probation officer; mandatory school attendance with no
unexcused absences, disciplinary problems, or tardies;
obedience to the lawful commands of his mother; and not
leaving home without parental knowledge and permission.
agreed order was entered on April 20, 2012, following a March
22, 2012 hearing, in which the circuit court found that
appellant continued to be a FINS member. He was ordered
therein to successfully complete inpatient, residential
treatment. He was ordered to comply with all rules and
regulations set by said facility during his treatment period
and to follow all after-care recommendations made by the
facility upon his discharge.
order was entered on November 6, 2012, finding that appellant
continued to be a FINS member. All previous orders remained
filed a petition in case number 17JV-13-182 on November 7,
2013, seeking an adjudication of delinquency for appellant on
charges of terroristic threatening in the first degree, a
Class D felony; terroristic threatening in the second degree,
a Class A misdemeanor; disorderly conduct, a Class C
misdemeanor; and harassment, a Class A misdemeanor.
a hearing in case number 17JV-13-182 on March 12, 2014, the
circuit court entered an order on the same date adjudging
appellant delinquent on all four charges specified in
appellee's November 7, 2013 petition. He was placed on
twenty-four months' probation and committed to the
Division of Youth Services (DYS).
a hearing in case number 17JV-12-9, also on March 12, 2014,
during which appellant entered a plea of true to criminal
contempt of court, the circuit court entered an order on the
same date finding appellant in criminal contempt of court and
committing him to the DYS.
was released from the DYS on September 30, 2015, with an
after-care commitment length of 120 days. He was released pursuant to a number of
goals and responsibilities.
November 13, 2015, appellee filed a petition in a new
case-case number 17JV-15-266-seeking an adjudication of
delinquency for appellant on charges of disorderly conduct, a
Class C misdemeanor; and two counts of assault in the third
degree, also Class C misdemeanors.
November 13, 2015, appellee filed separate petitions in case
numbers 17JV-12-9 and 17JV-13-182 alleging that appellant had
violated the following ...