CA7: Def was removed because he was arrested, not to avoid denial of consent; his girlfriend could consent to a search of the house but for his gun safes

Defendant’s girlfriend’s daughter left their house and reported to the police that defendant had been sexually assaulting her. Police came and ordered him out. Defendant was removed because he was arrested, not to obviate his consent. His girlfriend consented to a search but that didn’t include his gun safes. One, however, was open and the officers could see guns inside. They got a search warrant for the safes. The observation was valid. United States v. Jones, 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 11523 (7th Cir. June 28, 2017).

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