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State v. Reese

Supreme Court of Washington, Department One
192 P. 934 (1920)


While working as a porter on a train passing through the State of Washington, Arthur Reese (defendant) stole a gold watch worth $50 and another item of gold jewelry worth $50 from Chas. E. Roediger. About a month later, Reese pawned the watch in the city of Spokane. Reese was charged with grand larceny. The specific statute Reese was charged under noted that the “jurisdiction of all public offenses committed on any such railway car, train, boat, or other public conveyance…shall be in any county through which said car, coach, train, boat…may pass during the trip.” At trial, the testimony revealed that Roediger had gone to sleep around midnight while still in possession of the items and when he awoke the next day, they were missing. Reese was found guilty. Immediately thereafter, Reese’s defense counsel moved the court in arrest of judgment, similar to a judgment notwithstanding the verdict, which was sustained. The State appealed.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Main, J.)

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