CLAY COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) – A Clay County man has lost an attempt to have the habitual offender status removed from his conviction.
Samuel Conwill, 39, is serving an eight-year sentence following his guilty plea to possession of meth.
Prosecutors moved to add the habitual offender status to the indictment during the plea hearing.
The court record says Conwill’s attorney did not object to the addition.
Conwill later filed an appeal saying prosecutors did not prove the accuracy of the previous charges used to add the habitual offender status.
The Mississippi Court of Appeals originally upheld the conviction in October and denied to rehear the case Tuesday, December 12.