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WILLIAM MOORE v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Motion to suppress evidence — Terry stop

Appellant, William Moore, was indicted in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, Maryland, and charged with illegal possession of a regulated firearm after having been convicted of a felony, and related offenses. After his motion to suppress evidence was denied, appellant entered a not guilty plea on an agreed statement of facts and was convicted of possession of a regulated firearm after having been convicted of a felony. He was sentenced to ten years, all but five years mandatory suspended, to be followed by two years’ supervised probation.

In this timely appeal, appellant asks us to address the following question: Did the trial court err in denying Appellant’s motion to suppress the handgun and other illegal items recovered from his person based on a Terry stop and frisk based on bare bones information given the police by a confidential informant?

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