1 Appellant filed two amended Rule 37.1 petitions. The trial court held that the first
amended petition addressed only issues related to sufficiency of the evidence, and such issues
were not the proper basis for a Rule 37.1 petition. The trial court also determined that the second
amended petition was untimely filed. Appellant does not challenge these rulings on appeal.
ARKANSAS SUPREME COURT
No. CR 07240
ROBERT C. TAYLOR
STATE OF ARKANSAS
October 25, 2007
PRO SE APPEAL FROM THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF DREW COUNTY, CR 2004
12, HON. SAMUEL B. POPE, JUDGE
In 2004, appellant Robert C. Taylor was convicted by a jury of five counts of firstdegree
forgery and one count of firstdegree continuing criminal enterprise. He was sentenced to 600
months’ incarceration. On direct appeal, the Arkansas Court of Appeals reversed and dismissed the
conviction for firstdegree continuing criminal enterprise, but otherwise affirmed the convictions.
Taylor v. State, 94 Ark. App. 21, 223 S.W.3d 80 (2006). Subsequently, appellant timely filed a
verified pro se petition for relief pursuant to Ark. R. Crim. P. 37.1. 1 The trial court denied the
petition after a hearing, and appellant lodged an appeal here from the order.
We do not reverse a denial of postconviction relief unless the trial court’s findings are clearly
erroneous. Greene v. State, 356 Ark. 59, 146 S.W.3d 871 (2004). A finding is clearly erroneous
when, although there was evidence to support it, the appellate court, after reviewing the entire
evidence, is left with the definite and firm conviction that a mistake has been committed. Flores v.
State, 350 Ark. 198, 85 S.W.3d 896 (2002).
On appeal, appellant argues four points for reversal: (I) trial counsel failed to suppress
counterfeit money found by appellant’s landlord; (II) trial counsel failed to call the clerk of the
Cracker Box Food Store as a witness; (III) trial counsel failed to request