State v. Bradley, 105A22, ___ N.C. ___ (Jun. 16, 2023)

In this Moore County case, the Supreme Court per curiam affirmed and modified State v. Bradley, 282 N.C. App. 292 (2022), a case where the Court of Appeals majority concluded the trial court did not err by revoking defendant’s probation after finding substantial evidence showed defendant had possessed controlled substances. The Supreme Court noted there was additional competent evidence through the testimony of one witness to support the trial court’s findings of fact and conclusions of law. The court modified the opinion of the Court of Appeals to the extent that “the lower appellate court may have mistakenly misconstrued [the witness’s] statements as incompetent evidence upon which the trial court could not and did not rely.” Slip Op. at 2.