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State v. Jackson

Court of Criminal Appeals of Tennessee, Nashville

February 22, 2017

STATE OF TENNESSEE
v.
MATTHEW MELTON JACKSON

          Assigned on Briefs February 15, 2017

         Appeal from the Circuit Court for Robertson County Nos. 01-0022, 01-0086 Jill Bartee Ayers, Judge

         The Defendant, Matthew Melton Jackson, pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated kidnapping, one count of aggravated robbery, one count of theft of property valued over $500, and two counts of aggravated rape, and the trial court sentenced him to an effective sentence of twenty-five years, to be served at 100%. This Court affirmed the Defendant's sentence on appeal. State v. Matthew Melton Jackson, No. M2001-01999-CCA-R3-CD, 2003 WL 288432, at *1 (Tenn. Crim. App., at Nashville, Feb. 7, 2003), perm. app. denied (Tenn. May 12, 2003). The Defendant then unsuccessfully filed two petitions for post-conviction relief and two petitions for writs of habeas corpus, and this Court affirmed the lower courts' denial of relief in each regard. The Defendant then filed a Tennessee Rule of Criminal Procedure 36.1 motion to correct his allegedly illegal sentence, which the trial court summarily dismissed. We affirm the trial court's judgment.

         Tenn. R. App. 3 Appeal as of Right; Judgment of the Circuit Court Affirmed

          Matthew Melton Jackson, Tiptonville, Tennessee, Pro Se.

          Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Leslie E. Price, Senior Counsel; John W. Carney, Jr., District Attorney General; and Jason White, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

          Robert W. Wedemeyer, J., delivered the opinion of the court, in which Thomas T. Woodall, P.J., and Timothy L. Easter, J., joined.

          OPINION

          ROBERT W. WEDEMEYER, JUDGE

         I. Facts

         This case arises from events that took place after two women, D.H. and S.H.[1] were leaving work at a Blockbuster Video Store at the end of 2000. When reviewing the Defendant's sentence on direct appeal, this Court briefly summarized the facts as follows:

The victims, D.H. and S.H., were leaving work at a Blockbuster Video Store when the Defendant, dressed in black and wearing a "black hood, " approached the women and pointed a chrome Lorcin .380 semi-automatic pistol at them. . . . The pistol was unloaded, although the victims were not aware of this until their ordeal was over. Defendant ordered the women to open the safe, and Defendant put some money into a bag. He then motioned both women into the ladies' restroom but changed his mind and ordered S.H. to accompany him. Defendant warned D.H. to stay in the restroom. Defendant took S.H. to the southeast side of the store where he made her undress at gunpoint.
Defendant inserted the barrel of the pistol into S.H.'s vagina and raped her with the gun. He then went to the front of the store and retrieved a small plastic bag usually provided customers when they rented video tapes. After he constructed a make-shift condom, Defendant began to rape S.H. a second time. During this assault, Sergeant Ricky Morris of the Springfield Police Department drove into the store's parking lot on a routine inspection of the storefront. The Defendant saw the police car and fled the store through a back door.
The police officers, accompanied by a K-9 unit, searched the immediate area and apprehended Defendant when he ran from his hiding spot behind the video store. At the time of his capture, the police officers discovered a pistol, ski mask, prescription glasses and $746.26 in cash.

Jackson, 2003 WL 288432, at *3. Based upon these facts, the trial court accepted the Defendant's plea of guilty to one count of aggravated kidnapping, one count of aggravated robbery, one count of theft of property valued over $500, and two counts of aggravated rape. Id. at *1. The trial court then sentenced the Defendant to: twenty-five years, at 100%, for each of the aggravated rape convictions; twelve years, at 100%, for the aggravated kidnapping conviction; ten years, at 30%, for the aggravated robbery; and two years, at 30%, for the theft of property ...


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