In the Matter of A.J. M.-B., 212 N.C. App. 586 (2011)

Affirmed in Part
Reversed in Part

An anonymous tip - that two juveniles were walking with a gun - did not provide reasonable suspicion for an investigatory stop where no evidence corroborated the tipster’s knowledge of concealed criminal activity. The anonymous call was “two juveniles in Charlie district . . . walking, supposedly with a shotgun or a rifle in an open field behind a residence.” An officer who went to the field to investigate saw two juveniles, neither carrying firearms, who ran when he called out to them. The court of appeals held that the juvenile’s detention and arrest were not justified. The court reversed the juvenile’s adjudication for resisting a public officer.

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