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COMMONWEALTH v. JEFFRIES (04/12/73)

decided: April 12, 1973.

COMMONWEALTH
v.
JEFFRIES, APPELLANT



Appeal from judgment of sentence of Court of Common Pleas, Criminal Division, of Allegheny County, March T., 1971, No. 2178, in case of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Howard Jeffries.

COUNSEL

Norman Paul Wolken, with him Wolken & Landy, for appellant.

Robert L. Eberhardt, Assistant District Attorney, with him Carol Mary Los, Assistant District Attorney, and Robert W. Duggan, District Attorney, for Commonwealth, appellee.

Wright, P. J., Jacobs, Hoffman, Spaulding, Cercone, and Packel, JJ. (Watkins, J., absent). Dissenting Opinion by Spaulding, J. Hoffman, J., joins in this dissenting opinion.

Author: Per Curiam

[ 226 Pa. Super. Page 472]

Judgment of sentence affirmed.

Disposition

Judgment of sentence affirmed.

Dissenting Opinion by Spaulding, J.:

I respectfully dissent.

Appellant Howard Jeffries was convicted of possession of narcotic drugs in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County. He appeals from the judgment of sentence, contending that the police lacked probable cause to arrest him without a warrant.

According to the arresting officer, the circumstances surrounding appellant's arrest were as follows: On the afternoon of November 6, 1970, police officers in an unmarked car observed appellant walking along a street in the city of Pittsburgh. The officer and appellant knew one another from appellant's having been searched at his residence two weeks prior to the date of the instant arrest.*fn1 When appellant saw the police car, he quickened his pace. On seeing him do so, the officer left the car and began to chase appellant, who then started to run from the officer's pursuit. While giving chase, the ...


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