STATE OF TENNESSEE v. PATRICK LEIGHTON RYAN, JR. - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Jan 22, 2015

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Parker O. Dixon, Memphis, Tennessee (on appeal); and C. Michael Robbins, Covington, Tennessee (at trial), for the appellant, Patrick Leighton Ryan, Jr.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery, III, Attorney General and Reporter; David H. Findley, Senior Counsel; D. Michael Dunavant, District Attorney General; and Joe Van Dyke, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): GLENN

The defendant, Patrick Leighton Ryan, Jr., was convicted of misdemeanor theft under $500 and sentenced to eleven months and twenty-nine days of supervised probation, with credit for time served. On appeal, he argues that the trial court erred both by not requiring the State to make an election of offenses or giving a special jury instruction as to unanimity, in excluding a police property inventory from 2005, and in not taking judicial notice of the Grand Junction Police Manual and that the evidence is insufficient to sustain his conviction. Following our review, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.

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