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Cable v. State

Florida District Court of Appeal
436 So.2d 160 (1983)


Richard Swann was an undercover narcotics detective who met Cable (defendant). Swann told Cable that he wanted to purchase cocaine. Together Swann and Cable went to multiple locations attempting to find drugs. They were eventually joined by Cable’s brother William and another man named Brock at a game room. Cable left briefly, and when he returned he asked Swann to come outside with him. Cable led Swann around to the far side of the building and told Swann that he was unable to sell Swann any drugs that night. William then came up behind Swann, held hedge clippers to Swann’s throat, and threatened to kill him, while Brock stood nearby. Cable, Brock, and William had apparently become suspicious that Swann was a police officer. After Brock and William searched Swann’s wallet and his person, they became satisfied that Swann was not an undercover officer and let Swann leave. The men told Swann that they would sell him drugs the following night if Swann returned. Cable, William, and Brock were eventually arrested. Cable was charged and convicted of aggravated assault and appealed.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Grimes, J.)

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