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, Court of Appeals , COA22-441 (Judge Darren Jackson) , Published
In re: B.S.

remand was required where trial court failed to conduct the statutorily required inquiry for a respondent in an involuntary commitment proceeding who chose to proceed pro se; court was required to inquire into the respondent's age, mental condition, education, and the extent to which the respondent understood the complexity of the case

, Court of Appeals , COA22-345 (Judge Tobias Hampson) , Unpublished
In re: Respess

Summary Judgment; Undue Influence; Testamentary Capacity

, Court of Appeals , COA22-524 (Judge Fred Gore) , Unpublished
In the Matter Of J.M.M.C.

juvenile delinquent; N.C.G.S. 7B-2602; oral notice of appeal; N.C.G.S. 7B-2501(c); required findings of fact

, Court of Appeals , COA22-425 (Judge Darren Jackson) , Unpublished
State of N. Carolina v. Zavon Amadeus Martin

stop of defendant was supported by reasonable suspicion; question by officer about presence of firearms was not outside scope of lawful mission of stop for suspected impaired driving; stop was not unlawfully extended at the time defendant volunteered that his vehicle contained marijuana; and under the totality of the circumstances, probable cause supported search of defendant's vehicle

, Court of Appeals , COA22-24 (Judge Darren Jackson) , Unpublished
State v. Daran Marte Wingo

change of offense date in indictment in child sex abuse case did not amount to a substantial alteration of the offense charge; trial court did not abuse its discretion in denying motion for mistrial; child victim's testimony was not inherently incredible; judgments entered by the trial court were not inconsistent with judgment rendered at sentencing

, Court of Appeals , COA22-87 (Judge Lucy Inman) , Unpublished
State v. Darius Harris-Allen

first-degree murder; unlawful detention; probable cause; involuntary interrogation; overwhelming evidence of Defendant's guilt; constitutional violations rendered harmless beyond reasonable doubt

, Court of Appeals , COA22-217 (Judge Fred Gore) , Unpublished
State v. Harold Lee Williams, Jr

motion to dismiss; certified court record; handwriting comparison; intimidating or interfering with witnesses

, Court of Appeals , COA22-97 (Judge John Tyson) , Published
State v. Hawkins

Rape of a Child;
Appellate Rules Violations;
Appellate Rules 2,3,4 and 10;
Defective Notice of Appeal;
Petition of Writ of Certiorari;
Showing of Merit and Prejudice;
Exclusion & Limitation of Expert Witness testimony;
Abuse of Discretion

, Court of Appeals , COA22-346 (Judge John Arrowood) , Unpublished
State v. Hightower

assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury; jury re-instruction; verdict form clerical error

, Court of Appeals , COA22-233 (Judge Darren Jackson) , Unpublished
State v. Kurtz

use of the word disclose did not amount to impermissible vouching; trial court did not plainly err in not striking reference to defendant's criminal history; defendant did not receive ineffective assistance of counsel

, Court of Appeals , COA21-720 (Judge Jeff Carpenter) , Unpublished
State v. Ramish Tiquna Doughty

Search and seizure; suppression order; reasonable suspicion to support traffic stop; challenged findings of fact and conclusions of law; officers? lack of knowledge or information Defendant had weapons or contraband; no reasonable belief that Defendant was armed, dangerous, and could gain immediate control of weapons; exclusionary rule.

, Court of Appeals , COA22-171 (Judge Darren Jackson) , Unpublished
State v. Ricky Aldridge

trial court did not err in refusing to instruct jury on lesser-included offense of voluntary manslaughter in first-degree murder trial where defendant testified in essence that victim's death was accidental

, Court of Appeals , COA22-45 (Judge Richard Dietz) , Unpublished
State v. Sharon Denise Stallings

Drug offenses; ineffective assistance of counsel claim; failure to file motion to suppress; issues of fact not suitable for review on direct appeal

, Court of Appeals , COA22-294 (Judge Darren Jackson) , Unpublished
State v. Soe

trial court did not plainly err in failing to instruct on lesser included offense of common law robbery in trial of conspiracy to commit armed robbery because there was evidence of use of weapon in robbery; defendant thus did not receive ineffective assistance of counsel because of counsel's failure to request instruction unsupported by the evidence