State v. Williams, 222

Decision Date17 January 1964
Docket NumberNo. 222,222
Citation261 N.C. 172,134 S.E.2d 163
CourtNorth Carolina Supreme Court
PartiesSTATE, v. Sam WILLIAMS.

T. W. Bruton, Atty. Gen., and Harry W. McGalliard, Deputy Atty. Gen., for the State.

Plumides & Plumides by Michael G. Plumides, Charlotte, for defendant appellant.

PER CURIAM.

Counsel for appellant and the solicitor entered into a stipulation with respect to the crime with which defendant was charged, the crime of which he was convicted, and the dates on which the trials were had. This stipulation was not only insufficient to determine whether defendant had been denied constitutional rights but was in direct conflict with the record proper as certified to this Court.

Because of manifest inaccuracies in the stipulation, we ordered the clerk of the Superior Court of Mecklenburg County to certify to this Court a complete transcript of the minutes and records of his court as they relate to the trials of defendant on the charge of larceny in December 1962. The clerk has complied with our order.

The record as originally certified, supplemented as it now is, shows these facts: In February 1963 the grand jury returned a true bill charging defendant with the larceny of property of a value in excess of $200 from the person of Genevieve Wilkie; defendant was tried on that bill on 19 February 1963. The jury found defendant 'guilty as charged.'

Based on that verdict the court imposed a two-year prison sentence. Defendant gave notice of appeal to this Court. The appeal was dismissed at the May Term 1963 because of defendant's failure to perfect his appeal.

On 30 May 1963, acting under Art. 22, c. 15, General Statutes, defendant filed a petition seeking a new trial because of a denial of his constitutional rights in that he had not been afforded the advice of counsel. He was given a hearing on 8 July 1963. The court found that he was not represented or advised that he was entitled to counsel. It ordered a new trial and directed that he have the benefit of counsel.

He was, at the July 29, 1963 Session, again put on trial on the bill of indictment returned in February 1963. He was again found 'guilty as charged.' A prison sentence of ten years was imposed.

The record refutes the contention of counsel that defendant was first convicted of stealing property valued at less than $200. He was in each instance convicted of the crime of larceny from the person. That is a felony. G.S. § 14-72. For that crime the guilty person can be imprisoned for ten years. G.S. § 14-70. State v. Stevens, ...

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