US v. Coleman, No. 08-5038 - U.S. Fourth Circuit
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US v. Coleman, No. 08-5038

In a conviction of defendant for being a felon in possession of a firearm, arising from a consensual search of a bedroom by police and the seizure of a pistol resulting from the search while the police were investigating a break-in and a shooting at the defendant's residence, district court's grant of defendant's motion to suppress the pistol is reversed as, although the district court viewed the evidence through the lens of its later significance, the officers acted reasonably in seizing it based on what they knew at the time.   

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Appellate Information

Argued: October 15, 2009

Decided: December 4, 2009

Judges

Opinion by Circuit Judge  Wilkinson

Counsel

For Appellant:  Thomas Ernest Booth

For Appellee:   W. Walter Wilkins, III