STATE OF TENNESSEE v. TERRY ODELL LUCAS - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Aug 21, 2014

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Clarence E. Lutz, Senior Counsel; John Wesley Carney, Jr., District Attorney General; and Jason White, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellant, State of Tennessee.

Attorneys 2:

Gregory D. Smith (on appeal), Clarksville, Tennessee; and William Kroeger (at motion hearing), Springfield, Tennessee, for the appellee, Terry Odell Lucas

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A Robertson County Grand Jury indicted appellee for possession of over 0.5 grams of cocaine with the intent to sell. The charges were dismissed after the trial court granted appellee’s motion to suppress evidence. The State appeals the trial court’s granting of the motion to suppress and argues that appellee’s arrest and search were proper. Following a thorough review of the record, we reverse the ruling of the trial court, reinstate the indictment, and remand for further proceedings consistent with this opinion.

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