No. 8435.

302 F.2d 463 (1962)

UNITED STATES of America, Appellee, v. William Leroy ELDRIDGE, Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals Fourth Circuit.

Decided April 20, 1962.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Leonard B. Sachs, Glasgow, Va. (Court-appointed counsel), for appellant.

Roger T. Williams, Asst. U. S. Atty. (C. V. Spratley, Jr., U. S. Atty., on brief), for appellee.

Before SOBELOFF, Chief Judge, and BOREMAN and J. SPENCER BELL, Circuit Judges.

SOBELOFF, Chief Judge.

William Leroy Eldridge appeals from his conviction on a charge of stealing two radios (handie-talkies), the property of the United States Coast Guard, in violation of 18 U.S.C.A. § 641. The principal question for decision is whether the stolen articles, seized by state police officers from the trunk of Eldridge's car, were properly admitted in evidence.

On April 1, 1961, Eldridge, a member of the Coast Guard stationed at Norfolk...

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