Joe D. Duncan, Judge The defendant, Antonio Williams, was convicted of larceny from the person and was sentenced to the Department of Correction for seven (7) years. After the trial court's judgment on his conviction, the defendant filed a petition for post-conviction relief, which was dismissed by the trial court without an evidentiary hearing. This appeal concerns both the judgment regarding his conviction as well as the judgment dismissing his post-conviction relief petition. The trial court's judgments are affirmed, and to explain our rulings, it is necessary to recite some of the developments that occurred below. On June 17, 1983, the defendant was convicted of larceny from the person. The trial court scheduled a date of July 7, 1983, for the motion for a new trial and sentencing hearings. On that date, the defendant failed to appear, his bond was forfeited, and a capias was issued for his arrest. Thereafter, on July 30, 1983, the defendant was arrested and placed in custody.