Appeals court orders case by to Tippah County court

Reported by: Mel Carlock
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Updated: 8/27/2013 3:31 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) -- The Mississippi Court of Appeals has reversed a lower court decision and ordered a circuit court judge to hold a hearing on a motion for post-conviction relief for a Tippah County man.

Wiley Z. Carroll pleaded guilty to attempted armed robbery in 2004 and was sentenced to nine years in prison and five years probation.

As part of the plea agreement, Carroll accepted a recommendation to be banished from living in or visiting the Third Circuit Court district.

The district covers Benton, Tippah, Marshall, Lafayette, Union, Calhoun and Chickasaw Counties.

In his appeal, Carroll sited ineffective counsel and whether the court had a legal reason to order the banishment.

In the Tuesday ruling, the Mississippi Court of Appeals reversed an earlier ruling and ordered the trial judge to hold a hearing on the post-conviction relief motion.
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