Trespassing on Property Owned by a U.S. Marshals

In Arnold v. State, 867 S.W.2d 378 (Tex. Crim. App. 1993), the defendant was accused of trespassing in a courthouse. See 867 S.W.2d at 378. The information against him, instead of alleging that the defendant was on the property "of another," alleged that the defendant trespassed on property "owned by Rey Cestero," a United States Marshal responsible for security at the courthouse. See id. The court of criminal appeals held that "in criminal trespass cases where the State alleges ownership, [Texas Penal Code section 1.07(a)(35)] is applicable and the State may establish ownership by proving beyond a reasonable doubt that the complainant had a greater right of possession than the defendant." Id.