State Tennessee v. Alvin Tharpe
1987.TN.356, 726 S.W.2D 896
The Supreme Court of Texas
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Permission to appeal has been granted in this case to clarify the law concerning whether circumstantial evidence, from which the jury could reasonably find that stolen goods had been received from a third person, is sufficient to convict a defendant Defendant, Alvin Tharpe, was convicted by a Henry County jury of receiving stolen property under T.C.A. Â§ 39-3-1113 (receiving stolen property with a value under $200); he was sentenced to two years in the Henry County Jail as a Range I, Standard Offender. On appeal, a divided panel of the Court of Criminal Appeals reversed Defendants conviction, finding that no evidence showed that Defendant had received the stolen property from a third person. We reverse the Court of Criminal Appeals and reinstate the judgment of the trial court.