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North Carolina v. Surgeon

Filed: April 6, 1982.

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA
v.
MELVIN SURGEON



Appeal by defendant from Clark, Judge. Judgment entered 22 April 1981 in Superior Court, Cumberland County. Heard in the Court of Appeals 5 March 1982.

Becton, Judge. Judge Wells and Judge Hill concur.

Becton

The sole issue on appeal is whether the trial court erred in admitting evidence of prior crimes committed by defendant. Before discussing the applicable rules of law, we set out first, in context, the challenged testimony:

[A.] [The defendant] made a statement to me regarding the robbery of Beck's Motel. He said that he did Beck's Motel alone except for the person who was driving the car. I asked him if it was a man or woman and he wouldn't tell me. He would not implicate anyone else in any of the other crimes.

Q. Did you ask him about any other robbery here in Fayetteville?

A. Yes, I did.

Q. And did he make any statement about any other robbery here in Fayetteville?

A. Yes, he did. Several others.

Q. Did he make any other statements about robbery in general?

A. He said that he usually stuck with armed robbery --

Mr. Morris: Your Honor, I'm going to object to all this. This has got nothing to do with the alleged offenses.

Court: Overruled, sir, on those grounds.

A. He said that he usually stuck with ...


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