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CLARENCE EDWARD MARTIN v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal law — Motion to suppress evidence — Search of home

Clarence Martin appeal s the Circuit Court for Cecil County’s decision denying his motion to suppress two handguns, ammunition, and drugs obtained from searches of his person, the porch, and the interior of his home. The searches occurred after he fled from a “knock and talk” visit officers made to his house, after which he was apprehended, handcuffed, and searched, and the porch area where from which he fled from was searched as well. The home was searched after the officers knocked on the door and a woman claiming to be a resident answered the door and granted permission, and the officers found another handgun on a bedroom floor.

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