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State v. McCoy

Court of Appeals of North Carolina

June 3, 2014

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA
v.
PIERCE MCCOY, Defendant

Heard in the Court of Appeals January 23, 2014.

Counsel Amended, June 3, 2014.

Page 331

Durham County. No. 11CRS061001. R. Allen Baddour, Judge.

Attorney General Roy A. Cooper, III, by Special Deputy Attorney General Ms. Melody Hairston, for the State.

Ms. Anne Bleyman, for defendant-appellant.

STROUD, Judge. Judges Robert N. HUNTER, JR. and DILLON concur.

OPINION

Page 332

Appeal by defendant from judgment entered on or about 19 February 2013 by Judge R. Allen Baddour in Superior Court, Durham County.

STROUD, Judge.

Defendant appeals judgment convicting him of possession of firearm by felon. For the following reasons, we find no error.

I. Background

Defendant was charged with possession of a firearm by a felon based upon an investigation conducted by Officer Charles Britt of the fraud unit of the Durham Police Department Investigations Bureau. Officer Britt testified that he " download[s] pawn [shop] files every morning and check[s] for stolen property[.]" " [A]t the end of every month [Officer Britt] run[s] all firearms that are pawned at the pawn shops in Durham. Then [Officer Britt] check[s] to see if either persons that have sold or pawned firearms are convicted felons." In 2011, Officer Britt picked up a buy transaction (" buy ticket" )[1] for a firearm which listed defendant's name and date of birth. Defendant had previously been convicted of a felony. At defendant's trial the State admitted exhibits, including the buy ticket, a DVD, and an affidavit of ...


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