Defendant was charged with burglary and convicted by a jury. Defendant represented himself at the trial, but counsel was appointed for purposes of the appeal.
Police responding to an alarm call at a men's shop in Atlanta went to the rear of the building and saw a white bag being pulled through the ceiling. Officers went up to the roof of the building and went through a hole in the ceiling of the store. Defendant was found hiding among the rafters of the building. A crow bar, a pry bar, a piece of pipe, and four pieces of luggage were found around the hole in the roof of the men's shop. The proprietor of the men's shop testified that he did not know the appellant and had given no permission for anyone to enter the clothing store at that time. Defendant contended that he was forced at gunpoint to commit the burglary.
The appeal was on the general grounds only.
There was more than ample evidence to sustain the verdict.
Lewis R. Slaton, District Attorney, Melvin H. Jones, Joseph J. Drolet, Assistant District Attorneys, for appellee.