ARKANSAS COURT OF APPEALS
NOT DESIGNATED FOR PUBLICATION
WENDELL L. GRIFFEN, JUDGE
December 5, 2007
BRAD ERIC CRAWFORD
AN APPEAL FROM MISSISSIPPI
COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT
HON. RALPH EDWIN WILSON, JR.,
STATE OF ARKANSAS
Brad Crawford appeals from the revocation of his suspended sentence, arguing that
the trial court lacked jurisdiction to revoke his suspended sentence because his period of
suspension had not begun. We hold that there was no error because appellant’s period of
suspension began when he was paroled and because his sentence was revoked before the
period of suspension expired. Accordingly, we affirm the trial court’s order.
On October 11, 2000, appellant pled guilty to six counts of delivery of cocaine. He
was sentenced to serve tenandonehalf years in the Arkansas Department of Correction on
each charge, with the sentences to run concurrently. Additionally, a tenyear suspended
sentence was imposed on each count to follow appellant’s prison term.
Although the date is not clear from the record, appellant was freed on parole and
began serving the suspended portions of his sentences. On August 24, 2005, while on parole
and while under the terms of his suspended sentences, appellant was charged with the first
degree murder and firstdegree battery of Tommy Watson, Jr., which occurred on June 23,
1 Appellant erroneously asserts that his period of suspension would begin in 2020.
Appellant was sentenced in October 2000 to serve tenandonehalf years in prison. If he
had served the full sentence, he would have been released in 2011 and his period of
suspension would have commenced upon release.
2005. Also on August 24, 2005, the State filed a motion to revoke the suspended portion of
appellant’s sentences for cocaine delivery.
The murder charge and revocation charge were tried concurrently. A jury convicted
appellant of firstdegree murder, and he was ordered to serve