United States Eighth Circuit

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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.

Appellate Information

  • 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.