US v. ALVEREZ, 00-1531
While cutting open a spare tire may have exceeded the scope of defendant's consent, the officers' own observation that defendant did not use it to replace a flat tire and that the spare tire had an object inside justified the more extensive search.
- Decided 12/26/2000
- Published 12/27/2000
- WOLLMAN, Chief Judge., Before WOLLMAN, Chief Judge, BEAM, and MORRIS SHEPPARD ARNOLD, Circuit Judges.
- United States Eighth Circuit
- For Appellant:
- Thomas A. Wagoner, argued, Grand Island, NE, for appellant.
- For Appellees:
- Michelle J. Oldham, argued, Lincoln, NE, for appellee.