CLAY COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) – The conviction of a man in Clay County as a habitual offender has been upheld on appeal.
Samuel Conwill, 39, is serving eight years for possession of meth and possession of precursors.
Conwill appealed claiming there was no testimony to validate the past convictions used to determine habitual offender status.
The Mississippi Court of Appeals ruled records of a conviction could be pulled by a custodian of records and didn’t need testimony to validate they exist.
The court denied his request to rehear the case on Tuesday.