Quimbee logo
DMCA.com Protection Status

State v. Lennon

767 S.E.2d 150 (2014)

Case BriefRelatedOptions
From our private database of 35,400+ case briefs...

State v. Lennon

North Carolina Court of Appeals

767 S.E.2d 150 (2014)

Facts

Travis Lennon (defendant) was convicted of armed robbery for taking personal property that belonged to Jessica Porter. At trial, the prosecution (plaintiff) and defense each presented their versions of events. The prosecution offered evidence that Lennon approached Porter’s car after she parked in the parking lot of her apartment complex. Allegedly, Lennon pulled out a handgun and showed it to Porter. Next, Lennon forced Porter to give him her phone and wallet. Then, Lennon forced Porter to take him into her apartment for her phone charger and more valuables. Eventually, Lennon left Porter’s apartment. Porter called the police, and the police located Lennon using the GPS on Porter’s phone and arrested him. The defense offered evidence through Lennon’s testimony that painted the initial encounter between Lennon and Porter as friendly and innocent. Lennon alleged that he saw Porter struggling to carry her belongings into her apartment, so he asked her if she needed help. Lennon claimed that Porter responded positively to his offer to help, handed him a bag, and invited him into her apartment. Lennon testified that Porter’s valuables were on a table in Porter’s apartment and that he took the property at that time without the use of a handgun or the threat of force. Before the case went to the jury, Lennon requested that the trial court instruct the jury on larceny from the person as well as misdemeanor larceny as lesser included offenses of armed robbery. The trial court refused, instead instructing the jury on common-law robbery as a lesser included offense. The jury convicted Lennon of armed robbery and two other crimes. Lennon appealed.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Hunter, J.)

What to do next…

  1. Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.

    You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 617,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Berkeley, and Northwestern—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students.

    Unlock this case briefRead our student testimonials
  2. Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.

    Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students.

    Learn about our approachRead more about Quimbee

Here's why 617,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:

  • Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 35,400 briefs, keyed to 984 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
  • The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
  • Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
  • Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.

Access this case brief for FREE

With a 7-day free trial membership
Here's why 617,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
  • Reliable - written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students
  • The right length and amount of information - includes the facts, issue, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents
  • Access in your class - works on your mobile and tablet
  • 35,400 briefs - keyed to 984 casebooks
  • Uniform format for every case brief
  • Written in plain English - not in legalese and not just repeating the court's language
  • Massive library of related video lessons - and practice questions
  • Top-notch customer support

Access this case brief for FREE

With a 7-day free trial membership