Tywan Montrease Sykes v. State of Tennessee

Tywan Montrease Sykes v. State of Tennessee

The Petitioner, Tywan Montrease Sykes, appeals from the Blount County Circuit Court’s order summarily dismissing his petition for post-conviction relief as untimely and as a second impermissible petition. On appeal, the Petitioner argues that due process requires tolling of the one-year limitations period, that he should have been given an evidentiary hearing to present additional proof of tolling, and that his first petition was not resolved on the merits. Following our review, we affirm the judgment of the post-conviction court summarily dismissing the petition as untimely.

Authoring Judge: 
Judge D. Kelly Thomas, Jr.
Originating Judge: 
Judge David R. Duggan
Date Filed: 
Friday, January 8, 2021