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Bell v. State
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Defendant Bell ventured onto the land of one G.B. White in order to dig up sweet potatoes and heads of cabbage that were located on White’s land. Bell proceeded to dig up the sweet potatoes and cabbage and remove it from White’s property. Subsequently, Bell was convicted of petty larceny for removing the vegetables and he appealed, arguing the trial court gave an improper definition of larceny to the jury.
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