CA6: Incriminating nature of gun was reasonably immediately apparent to officers

The incriminating nature of an AR-15 was immediately apparent to the officers. They don’t have to know that it’s contraband, just that it’s reasonably likely. On this record, that was shown. United States v. Grier, 2023 U.S. App. LEXIS 26077 (6th Cir. Sep. 29, 2023).

Where defendant’s arrest started outside the home and she retreated inside, officers could follow to make the arrest. “Because Gordon had been lawfully arrested by the time she reentered her home, the officers could follow her inside without a warrant.” Gordon v. Commonwealth, 2023 Va. App. LEXIS 667 (Oct. 3, 2023) (unpublished).*

Defendant contends he was arrested ten minutes from home and the protective sweep of his house was unjustified. The motion to suppress was denied, but the record supports not much of anything. Reversed to develop the record. Bowman v. State, 2023 La. App. LEXIS 1615 (La. App. 5 Cir Oct. 2, 2023).*

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