US v. David Thomas, Jr.
UNPUBLISHED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff - Appellee, v. DAVID LEE THOMAS, JR., Defendant - Appellant.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, at Durham. James A. Beaty, Jr., Chief District Judge. (1:07-cr-00419-JAB-1)
August 20, 2009
Decided: August 24, 2009
Before WILKINSON and Senior Circuit Judge.
Affirmed by unpublished per curiam opinion.
Louis C. Allen, III, Federal Public Defender, William S. Trivette, Assistant Federal Public Defender, Greensboro, North Carolina, for Appellant. Graham Tod Green, Assistant United States Attorney, Greensboro, North Carolina, for Appellee.
Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.
PER CURIAM: David Lee Thomas, Jr., appeals his conviction after pleading guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Thomas received the statutory minimum sentence of 180 months. Thomas's counsel filed a brief pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967). district court erred Counsel raised the issue of whether the in denying Thomas's motion to suppress
evidence of the firearm found during the consensual search of an apartment leased to a third-party. * Thomas filed a pro se
supplemental brief arguing that police officers had no probable cause to detain him because he could not have been the suspect they were originally pursuing. a brief. the The Government declined to file
Finding no error, we affirm for the reasons stated by court. See Mar. 4, 2008 Suppression Hearing
Transcript 65-69, E.R. 132-36. In accordance with Anders, we have reviewed the entire record in this case and have found no meritorious issues for appeal. We therefore affirm Thomas's conviction and sentence.
This court requires that counsel inform his client, in writing, of his right to petition the Supreme Court of the United States for further review. If the client requests that a petition be
Thomas reserved the right to challenge suppress ruling when he pleaded guilty.
frivolous, then counsel may move in this court for leave to withdraw from representation. Counsel's motion must state that We dispense with oral
a copy thereof was served on the client.
argument because the facts and legal contentions are adequately presented in the materials before the court and argument would not aid the decisional process.
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