We just received word that Fred Stangl had a win in Gaines County Court, even as he defends Ro-Ro in Randall County.
It was a DWI motion to suppress based on an illegal stop. A convenience store clerk told the cop that some girls had been in the store complaining about a man following them in a white Ford pickup, and they were afraid. The client’s Ford pickup drove by the convenience store as the cop and clerk were talking, and the clerk identified the pickup as the one the girls were talking about. The cop stopped Fred’s hero based solely on this information. The State took the position that the stop was justified by the cop’s community caretaking role.
Fred argued the case in December, and County Judge Tom Keyes ordered all evidence suppressed March 7. We don’t expect the State to appeal. Congratulations to The Tangler!