in the Court of Appeals 22 May 2019.
by defendant from judgment entered by Judge Stanley L. Allen
in Guilford County No. 15 CRS 068072 Superior Court.
Attorney General Joshua H. Stein, by Assistant Attorney
General Sage A. Boyd, for the State.
R. Parish for defendant-appellant.
Jamar Barrett ("Defendant") appeals from a judgment
entered following a jury's conviction for one count of
common law robbery. We affirm the lower court's decision
and find no error.
entered into a Taco Bell restaurant located on Battleground
Avenue in Greensboro and stole cash from the register on 8
February 2015. Greensboro police officers used Carlo, a
trained tracking dog, to follow the thief's scent.
Officer McNeal, the dog's handler at the time, testified
to Carlo's 2, 000 hours of training and to Carlo's
more than 1, 000 deployment searches.
Douglas responded to the robbery by establishing a perimeter
and looking for suspects. Officer McNeal and Carlo located a
sweatshirt, a toboggan, gloves, and two bank bags. He
observed Defendant walking down the street within the
perimeter. Officer Douglas stopped Defendant, patted him down
for weapons, and noticed copious amounts of cash in his
pockets that was organized by its face value.
Rodriguez collected the evidence, photographed the items
found by Carlo, and took a swab of Defendant's DNA.
Greensboro police officers sent the evidence and the DNA swab
to the North Carolina State Crime Laboratory.
forensic scientist at the crime lab generated a DNA profile
from the swab and compared it to DNA found on the recovered
items. She concluded that the DNA profile on the glove was
consistent with two individuals and that Defendant could not
be excluded as a contributor to the multiple major profiles.
also made a phone call while in custody, which Detective
Tyndall subsequently reviewed. Defendant recalled the
circumstances of his arrest for robbery on 8 February 2015
and discussed the shoes he had worn during the incident.
convicted Defendant and returned a verdict of guilty to one
count of common law robbery. He was sentenced to a minimum of
fourteen months and a maximum of twenty-six months