under suspicion


: thought possibly guilty of a crime or of doing something wrong : suspected
He is under suspicion of selling illegal drugs.

Examples of under suspicion in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office previously said a deputy fired multiple times Sunday evening at a man who was wanted under suspicion of domestic violence and had led officers on a car chase nearing 100 mph. Elliot Hughes, Journal Sentinel, 8 May 2024 Yamakawa, who used an online tool to modify the game’s save data, was arrested under suspicion of violating a Japanese law known as the Unfair Competition Prevention Act. Amrita Khalid, The Verge, 12 Apr. 2024 While police reportedly suspected signs of impairment, Toliver was arrested under suspicion of a DUI but not taken to jail. Ilana Kaplan, Peoplemag, 10 Apr. 2024 Beverly McCallum, 63, who was extradited from Italy under suspicion of suffocating and bludgeoning her 37-year-old husband to death in 2002 in Charlotte, Mich., was convicted of second-degree murder, reports state. Democrat-Gazette Staff From Wire Reports, arkansasonline.com, 3 Apr. 2024 The historic building was under suspicion of being attacked. Detroit Free Press, 5 Mar. 2024 Since at least 2009, the sheriff’s office has limited chases to drivers under suspicion of a dangerous felony and situations where there is an immediate danger to the safety of others. Katie Moore, Kansas City Star, 15 Feb. 2024 Patrick Mahomes’ father, Patrick Mahomes Sr., was arrested in Texas under suspicion of driving while intoxicated in February. Jennifer Henderson, CNN, 8 Mar. 2024 The state police union has sued to block the release of the names of the troopers under suspicion until the investigations conclude. Amelia Nierenberg, New York Times, 4 Sep. 2023

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“Under suspicion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/under%20suspicion. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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