March 7, 2014
STATE of North Carolina
Mason Jamel HOWARD.
Heard in the Supreme
Court on 19 February 2014.
Appeal pursuant to N.C.G.S. § 7A-30(2) from the decision of a divided panel of the Court of Appeals,
__ N.C.App. __, 742 S.E.2d 858 (2013), dismissing defendant's appeal from judgments entered on 8 February 2012 by Judge W. Erwin Spainhour
in Superior Court, Cabarrus County.
Roy Cooper, Attorney General, by Teresa M. Postell, Assistant Attorney General, for the State.
Bryan Gates, for defendant-appellant.