Georgia v. RumphAnnotate this Case
The State appealed an interlocutory order of the Superior Court of Columbia County, Georgia suppressing two statements that Christopher Rumph made to law enforcement officers prior to his arrest on murder and other criminal charges. The trial court suppressed the statements on the ground that the police had failed to give Rumph Miranda warnings prior to interviewing him. The State contended that the trial court erred in suppressing the statements because, as Rumph was not in custody, Miranda warnings were not required. After review of the record, the Georgia Supreme Court concurred with the State's reasoning and reversed the trial court’s order.