Wolfa v. State, No. 24962.

Docket NºNo. 24962.
Citation150 N.E. 98, 197 Ind. 204
Case DateJanuary 14, 1926
CourtSupreme Court of Indiana

197 Ind. 204
150 N.E. 98

WOLFA
v.
STATE.

No. 24962.

Supreme Court of Indiana.

Jan. 14, 1926.


Appeal from Criminal Court, Marion County; L. Ert Slack, Judge.

Frank Wolfa was convicted of violating the Prohibition Law, and he appeals. Reversed with instructions.


Asche & Spaan, of Indianapolis, for appellant.

Arthur L. Gilliom, Atty. Gen., for the State.


WILLOUGHBY, J.

The appellant was indicted by the grand jury of Marion county, Ind. The indictment charged that on or about the 1st day of February, 1925, in the county of Marion, state of Indiana, the appellant did then and there unlawfully manufacture, possess, transport, sell, barter, exchange, give away, furnish, and otherwise dispose of intoxicating liquor to persons to the grand jurors unknown. The appellant was arraigned and entered a plea of not guilty, and was tried by the court without a jury. From the judgment upon a finding of guilty, the appellant appeals and assigns as error that the court erred in overruling his motion for a new trial.

The only question raised by the motion for a new trial is the sufficiency of the evidence to sustain the finding of the court. In determining whether the evidence is sufficient to sustain a finding, the court on appeal will consider only the evidence most favorable to the prevailing party, together with the inferences and conclusions to be drawn therefrom. Lee v. State, 191 Ind. 515, 132 N. E. 582;

[150 N.E. 99]

Tutsbree v. State (Ind. Sup.) 145 N. E. 490;Hall v. State, 193 Ind. 355, 139 N. E. 588;Winter v. State (Ind. Sup.) 145 N. E. 567.

This prosecution is brought under section 1 of chapter 23, p. 70, Acts 1923.

From the records of this court it appears that in Burnett v. State (Ind. Sup.) 149 N. E. 440, the facts were the same as in the case at bar, and it further appears that the questions of law raised by the record in this case are all considered and decided by this court in Burnett v. State, supra.

On the authority of that decision the judgment in this case is reversed, with instructions to sustain appellant's motion for a new trial.

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  • Pollard v. State, No. 25474.
    • United States
    • Indiana Supreme Court of Indiana
    • May 29, 1929
    ...evidence which most strongly tends to prove defendant's guilt. Jackson v. State (1924) 194 Ind. 561, 143 N. E. 625;Wolfa v. State (1926) 197 Ind. 204, 150 N. E. 98;Faulkenberg v. State (1926) 197 Ind. 491, 151 N. E. 382;Pruitt v. State (1926) 198 Ind. 141, 152 N. E. 830. Some of the materia......
  • Lyons v. Greene, No. 19690
    • United States
    • Indiana Court of Appeals of Indiana
    • November 19, 1964
    ...any reasonable and permissible inferences to be drawn therefrom. Pelkey v. Strom (1963), Ind.App., 187 N.E.2d 753; Wolfa v. State (1926), 197 Ind. 204, 150 N.E. 98; Winter v. State (1925), 195 Ind. 664, 145 N.E. 567. Appellant argues that appellee administrator in Indiana was under a duty t......
  • Radley v. State, No. 24886.
    • United States
    • Indiana Supreme Court of Indiana
    • January 14, 1926
    ...girl testified that she did not remember anything that happened that day after a time several hours before the automobile struck her. [150 N.E. 98] [1] This evidence clearly proves that defendant touched the prosecuting witness with his automobile in a rude manner. But an essential element ......
  • Pruitt v. State, No. 25025.
    • United States
    • Indiana Supreme Court of Indiana
    • June 22, 1926
    ...evidence which most strongly tends to prove defendant's guilt. Jackson v. State, 194 Ind. 561, 143 N. E. 625;Wolfa v. State (Ind. Sup.) 150 N. E. 98;Faulkenburg v. State (Ind. Sup.) 151 N. E. 382. [2][3] There was evidence: That defendant and Cutsinger, the man he killed, had disliked each ......
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5 cases
  • Pollard v. State, No. 25474.
    • United States
    • Indiana Supreme Court of Indiana
    • May 29, 1929
    ...evidence which most strongly tends to prove defendant's guilt. Jackson v. State (1924) 194 Ind. 561, 143 N. E. 625;Wolfa v. State (1926) 197 Ind. 204, 150 N. E. 98;Faulkenberg v. State (1926) 197 Ind. 491, 151 N. E. 382;Pruitt v. State (1926) 198 Ind. 141, 152 N. E. 830. Some of the materia......
  • Lyons v. Greene, No. 19690
    • United States
    • Indiana Court of Appeals of Indiana
    • November 19, 1964
    ...any reasonable and permissible inferences to be drawn therefrom. Pelkey v. Strom (1963), Ind.App., 187 N.E.2d 753; Wolfa v. State (1926), 197 Ind. 204, 150 N.E. 98; Winter v. State (1925), 195 Ind. 664, 145 N.E. 567. Appellant argues that appellee administrator in Indiana was under a duty t......
  • Radley v. State, No. 24886.
    • United States
    • Indiana Supreme Court of Indiana
    • January 14, 1926
    ...girl testified that she did not remember anything that happened that day after a time several hours before the automobile struck her. [150 N.E. 98] [1] This evidence clearly proves that defendant touched the prosecuting witness with his automobile in a rude manner. But an essential element ......
  • Pruitt v. State, No. 25025.
    • United States
    • Indiana Supreme Court of Indiana
    • June 22, 1926
    ...evidence which most strongly tends to prove defendant's guilt. Jackson v. State, 194 Ind. 561, 143 N. E. 625;Wolfa v. State (Ind. Sup.) 150 N. E. 98;Faulkenburg v. State (Ind. Sup.) 151 N. E. 382. [2][3] There was evidence: That defendant and Cutsinger, the man he killed, had disliked each ......
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