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Criminal Law : Search – Incident To Arrest – Trespass

Where a defendant argued that a search of his person incident to arrest for trespass was without probable cause to believe he had committed trespass, the officer had a reasonable belief that the defendant was trespassing based on his own previous warnings to the defendant and based on his understanding of the housing development’s policy, so the trial court did not err in denying the motion to suppress.

Judgment is affirmed.

State v. Hogue (MLW No. 69298/Case No. ED102656 – 10 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, Sullivan, J.) Appealed from circuit court, St. Louis City, Stovall-Reid, J. (Srikant Chigurupati for appellant) (Mahrya Matrona Fulfer for respondent).

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