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Click here for the full text of this decision FACTS:After the trial court denied his motion to suppress evidence, Bruce Alan Vactor pled guilty to the offense of possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) in an amount greater than one gram but less than 4 grams. Vactor now appeals, contending the trial court erred by denying his motion to suppress in contravention of his state and federal constitutional rights. At the hearing on the motion to suppress, Officer Larry Webb of the Longview Police Department testified he was working the late afternoon and early evening patrol of May 24, 2003. Webb arrived at the intersection of Oden and Davis Streets in Longview, and he started to turn into a nearby alley. As Webb approached the alley, an area Webb testified was a high narcotics trafficking area, Webb saw a person he knew to be both a drug user and a prostitute with Vactor. Webb observed Vactor had cupped his hands out in front toward the other person, and it appeared Vactor was showing something in his hands to her. Vactor then saw Webb, turned his back to Webb, and then appeared to take what had previously been in his cupped hands and stuff it into his pants. When Vactor turned around to where Webb could see his face, Webb noticed something different about the front of Vactor’s pants: Vactor now had what appeared to be an abnormally large bulge in his crotch. Webb left his patrol car and approached Vactor. Vactor denied having stuffed anything in his pants. Webb then repeatedly advised Vactor that Webb needed to check Vactor’s person for weapons and appeared to attempt to do a Terry pat-down. Vactor reacted negatively, was uncooperative, and his actions frustrated Webb’s attempts at a pat-down search. When Webb subsequently tried to place Vactor in handcuffs for the purpose of performing a Terry pat-down for weapons, Vactor resisted by forcefully struggling and pushing away the officer. HOLDING:Affirmed. The court distinguishes this case from Cook v. State, 1 S.W.3d 718 (Tex. App. El Paso 1999, pet. ref’d), where the El Paso court found the officer did not have a reasonable suspicion that criminal activity was taking place to justify a temporary detention of the defendant. While each of the facts in Vactor’s case may or may not individually suggest criminal activity, considered in concert they support the trial court’s conclusion that Webb’s initial detention of Vactor was justified by a reasonable suspicion Vactor was engaged, or would soon be engaging in, criminal activity. Being in a known drug location, furtively showing something to a known drug user, and then both hiding the item (or items) and lying to the police officer about having tried to conceal evidence all support the trial court’s conclusion. The court agrees that the officer’s initial detention of Vactor was supported by reasonable suspicion. Vactor does not challenge the reasonableness of the decision to place him in handcuffs during the planned Terry search. Nevertheless, once Vactor forcefully resisted Webb’s attempt to place him in handcuffs for the purpose of safely performing a Terry search, Vactor committed the new criminal offense of resisting a search. This new offense was unquestionably committed in Webb’s presence. Therefore, Webb had probable cause to arrest Vactor for the new criminal offense. The invasive search that is the subject of this appeal occurred subsequent to Vactor committing the new criminal offense. Because the trial court could have reasonably concluded Webb had probable cause to arrest Vactor for the new criminal offense, it follows that the trial court could have determined Webb’s subsequent search of Vactor was permissible as a search incident to arrest, the court holds. OPINION:Jack Carter, J.; Morriss, C.J., Ross and Carter, JJ.

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