No. CR 97-589.

952 S.W.2d 671 (1997)

330 Ark. 99

Sterling BOSTON, Appellant, v. STATE of Arkansas, Appellee,

Supreme Court of Arkansas.

October 9, 1997.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

William R. Simpson, Jr., Public Defender, Mike Castleman, Deborah R. Sallings, Deputy Public Defenders, Little Rock, for Appellant.

Winston Bryant, Attorney General, Kelly Terry, Assistant Attorney General, Little Rock, for Appellee.

ARNOLD, Chief Justice.

Appellant Sterling Boston was convicted in violation of Ark.Code Ann. § 5-73-120 (Supp. 1995), the unauthorized carrying of a weapon. An officer approached Boston while he was sitting in his taxicab and asked for his license and registration. The officer requested that Boston get out of the vehicle; upon getting out, Boston informed the officer that he had a weapon in his back pocket. The officer arrested Boston for carrying a weapon without...


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