Frank WILLIAMS, Jr. v. STATE of Arkansas

99-1221
16 S.W.3d 555Supreme Court of Arkansas
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.

PER CURIAM.

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

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findings, we will decide whether Alvin Schay should be held in contempt.