Copeland v. State, (No. 6994.)

CourtCourt of Appeals of Texas. Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas
Writing for the CourtHawkins
Citation244 S.W. 818
Decision Date11 October 1922
Docket Number(No. 6994.)
PartiesCOPELAND v. STATE.
244 S.W. 818
COPELAND
v.
STATE.
(No. 6994.)
Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas.
October 11, 1922.
Rehearing Denied November 8, 1922.

Appeal from District Court, Coryell County; J. R. McClellan, Judge.

George Copeland was convicted for the manufacture of intoxicating liquors, and he appeals. Affirmed.

T. R. Mears, of Gatesville, for appellant.

R. G. Storey, Asst. Atty. Gen., for the State.

HAWKINS, J.


Conviction is for the manufacture of intoxicating liquor with a penalty of two years in the penitentiary. It is urged that the indictment is defective in omitting to allege that the manufacture was for the "purpose of sale." Several special charges based upon the same theory were requested and refused. There was no error in declining to quash the indictment and in refusing the requested instructions. The contention has been decided adversely to appellant in Ex parte Mitchum (Tex. Cr. App.) 237 S. W. 936; Stringer v. State (Tex. Cr. App.) 241 S. W. 159; Crowley v. State (Tex. Cr. App.) 242 S. W. 472.

The evidence is positive and establishes beyond question that appellant operated a still and manufactured whisky on premises belonging to one S. B. French. Accused had no interest in the land on which the still was located, and had no legal right on the premises save by sufferance of the owner. The sheriff testified that he went to French's place and found part of a dismantled still, some mash in barrels, and where some appeared to have been poured on the ground. Objection to this evidence was made because it was not shown that the officer had a search warrant. Appellant was not at or about the still at the time, and the record fails to show when or where he was arrested. The owner gave the officer information as to how the still came on his premises, and the record fails to show that he made objection to the presence of the officer. No error appears in the admission of the testimony complained of. Stringer v. State (Tex. Cr. App.) 241 S. W. 159. The evidence overwhelmingly established appellant's guilt, independent of the sheriff's testimony.

The judgment is affirmed.

On Motion for Rehearing.

LATTIMORE, J.

Appellant again urges that we were in error in our conclusion that,

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under the amendment to the Dean Law, appearing in chapter 61 of the General Laws of Texas, First Called Session of the Thirty-Seventh Legislature (Vernon's Ann. Pen. Code Supp. 1922, art. 588¼ et seq.), it was not made necessary that the indictment state and...

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  • Loeb v. State, 23468
    • United States
    • Mississippi Supreme Court
    • December 31, 1923
    ...v. State (1921), 235 S.W. 602; Green v. State (1922), 241 S.W. 1014; Tiner v. State (1922), 243 S.W. 1092; Copeland v. State (1922), 244 S.W. 818; Dupree v. State, 199 S.W. 301 (should require facts to show probable cause). Welcher v. State, 247 S.W. 524. Vermont: State v. Intoxicating Liqu......
  • State v. Rhine, No. PD-0912-08.
    • United States
    • Court of Appeals of Texas. Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas
    • September 23, 2009
    ...the legislature. TEX. CONST. art. III, § 1. Boykin v. State, 818 S.W.2d 782, 785 (Tex.Crim.App.1991); Copeland v. State, 92 Tex.Crim. 554, 244 S.W. 818, 819 (Tex.Crim.App.1922). See also Russell v. Farquhar, 55 Tex. 355, 359 (1881). Only the legislature can exercise that power, subject to r......
  • Welchek v. State, (No. 7136.)
    • United States
    • Court of Appeals of Texas. Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas
    • November 22, 1922
    ...sale." Crowley v. State (Tex. Cr. App.) 242 S. W. 472; Cecil v. State (Tex. Cr. App.) 243 S. W. 988; Copeland v. State (Tex. Cr. App.) 244 S. W. 818; Land v. State (No. 7164) 247 S. W. 554, opinion November 22, 1922. Neither is it necessary to allege "from where or to what place" the "trans......
  • Gandy v. State, (No. 7579.)
    • United States
    • Court of Appeals of Texas. Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas
    • November 12, 1924
    ...v. State, 92 Tex. Cr. R. 103, 242 S. W. 472; Cecil v. State, 92 Tex. Cr. R. 359, 243 S. W. 988; Copeland v. State, 92 Tex. Cr. R. 554, 244 S. W. 818; Turner v. State, 95 Tex. Cr. R. 593, 255 S. W. 439; Bailey v. State, 97 Tex. Cr. R. 312, 260 S. W. 1057. The amendment of the Thirty-Eighth L......
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  • Loeb v. State, 23468
    • United States
    • Mississippi Supreme Court
    • December 31, 1923
    ...v. State (1921), 235 S.W. 602; Green v. State (1922), 241 S.W. 1014; Tiner v. State (1922), 243 S.W. 1092; Copeland v. State (1922), 244 S.W. 818; Dupree v. State, 199 S.W. 301 (should require facts to show probable cause). Welcher v. State, 247 S.W. 524. Vermont: State v. Intoxicating Liqu......
  • State v. Rhine, No. PD-0912-08.
    • United States
    • Court of Appeals of Texas. Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas
    • September 23, 2009
    ...the legislature. TEX. CONST. art. III, § 1. Boykin v. State, 818 S.W.2d 782, 785 (Tex.Crim.App.1991); Copeland v. State, 92 Tex.Crim. 554, 244 S.W. 818, 819 (Tex.Crim.App.1922). See also Russell v. Farquhar, 55 Tex. 355, 359 (1881). Only the legislature can exercise that power, subject to r......
  • Welchek v. State, (No. 7136.)
    • United States
    • Court of Appeals of Texas. Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas
    • November 22, 1922
    ...sale." Crowley v. State (Tex. Cr. App.) 242 S. W. 472; Cecil v. State (Tex. Cr. App.) 243 S. W. 988; Copeland v. State (Tex. Cr. App.) 244 S. W. 818; Land v. State (No. 7164) 247 S. W. 554, opinion November 22, 1922. Neither is it necessary to allege "from where or to what place" the "trans......
  • Gandy v. State, (No. 7579.)
    • United States
    • Court of Appeals of Texas. Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas
    • November 12, 1924
    ...v. State, 92 Tex. Cr. R. 103, 242 S. W. 472; Cecil v. State, 92 Tex. Cr. R. 359, 243 S. W. 988; Copeland v. State, 92 Tex. Cr. R. 554, 244 S. W. 818; Turner v. State, 95 Tex. Cr. R. 593, 255 S. W. 439; Bailey v. State, 97 Tex. Cr. R. 312, 260 S. W. 1057. The amendment of the Thirty-Eighth L......
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