State v. Torkelsen

20050250 State of North Dakota, Plaintiff and Appellee
v.
Steven Arthur Torkelsen, Defendant and Appellant

Appeal from: District Court, Northeast Judicial District, Towner County
Judge Lee A. Christofferson
Nature of Action: Homicide
Counsel:
Appellant: David Duane Dusek
Appellee: Lisa Beckstrom Gibbens , State's Attorney
Appellee: Lonnie Olson , State's Attorney
Appellant: William Robert Hartl
Term: 03/2006   Argument: 03/27/2006  1:30pm
ND cite: 2006 ND 152
NW cite: 718 N.W.2d 22

Listen to recording of oral argument in MP3 format

Issues: Appellant's Statement of the Issues:
Whether the trial court erred in denying Steven Torkelsen's Motion to Dismiss/Suppress?

Appellee's Statement of the Issues:
1. Whether the Defendant's presence at the scene of a recent homicide, coupled with his unusual behavior and his imminent departure from the area, gave investigators a reasonable basis for stopping the Defendant to inquire about his involvement in the homicide?
Trial Court held: in the Affirmative.
2. Whether it was within the scope of this investigative stop to transport the Defendant to the Sheriff's office for questioning?
Trial Court held: in the Affirmative.

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Docket entries:
107/27/2005 NOTICE OF APPEAL: 07/26/2005
207/27/2005 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT: 07/26/2005
308/11/2005 Acknowledgment of Order for Transcript and RETENTION OF RECORD ON APPEAL: 10/15/2005
409/16/2005 MOT. EXT/TIME TRANSCRIPT w/attachment from Petrilla Reporting (Deborah McLean)
509/19/2005 ACTION BY TRIAL COURT. Granted: 09/26/2005
609/27/2005 MOT. EXT/TIME TRANSCRIPT w/attach. from Patrilla Reporting; Cert. of Service of TRA (e-mailed)
709/27/2005 ACTION BY CLERK (MAT). Granted: 10/15/2005
809/27/2005 E-FILED MOTION (MTR)
909/27/2005 TRANSCRIPTS DATED 2-15-05 (TR1); 4-07-05 (TR2); 5-09-05 (TR3); 5-16-05 (TR4); 5-26-05 (TR5);
1009/27/2005 6-08-05 (TR6); 6-10-05 (TR7); 6-11-05 (TR8); 7-01-05 (TR9)
1107/27/2005 Corrected cover for TRA dated 5-26-05 (e-mailed)
1209/27/2005 DISK (e-mailed) Transcripts dated 2-15-05; 4-07-05; 5-09-05; 5-16-05; 5-26-05; 6-08-05; 6-10-05;
1309/27/2005 7-01-05
1410/17/2005 TRANSCRIPT DATED June 6, 2005
1510/19/2005 DISK - TRA (6-6-05) (CD-ROM)
1610/19/2005 Certificate of Service dated 9-30-05; Corrected Certificate of Service dated 10-17-05;& Cert. of
1710/19/2005 of Service of 6-6-05 on William Hartl dated 9-30-05
1810/24/2005 Certificate of Service dated 10-4-05 on Lonnie Olson from Deborah McLean
1910/20/2005 RECORD ON APPEAL & Separates
2011/18/2005 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF & Affidavit in Support with Affidavit of Service by Mail
2111/18/2005 ACTION BY CLERK (MAT). Granted: 12/28/2005
2212/23/2005 APPELLANT BRIEF
2312/23/2005 APPELLANT APPENDIX
2401/05/2006 Corrected TOC & TOA for ATB
2501/12/2006 Corrected pages 2, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, & 12 for ATB
2601/12/2006 DISK - atb (e-mailed)
2701/24/2006 APPELLEE BRIEF
2801/25/2006 DISK - AEB
2901/30/2006 Letter dated 1-26-06 from David Dusek (Third-yr. law student's name has been redacted from ATB/ATA)
3002/01/2006 Letter dated 1-30-06 from Steve Torkelson (permission granted for Third-Year Law Student to appear)
3102/09/2006 REPLY BRIEF
3202/09/2006 DISK (e-mailed) RYB
3303/27/2006 APPEARANCES: David D. Dusek, William R. Hartl; Lisa Beckstrom Gibbens
3403/27/2006 ARGUED: Dusek; Gibbens
3503/27/2006 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
3607/18/2006 DISPOSITION: REVERSED AND REMANDED
3707/18/2006 SPLIT OPINION: VandeWalle, Gerald W.
3807/18/2006 (DISSENT): Sandstrom, Dale V.: DISSENT
3907/19/2006 Order/Judgment Mailed to Parties
4008/09/2006 MANDATE
4108/11/2006 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE

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