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Criminal Practice – Search & Seizure – Search Warrant – Defendant’s House – Stepson – Anonymous Tips — Corroboration (access required)

State v. Oates Even though the application for a warrant to search defendant’s house was based in part on anonymous tips, SBI Agent Eason independently confirmed the tipster’s statements that defendant’s stepson was known as “Poppy” and resided in New York, the stepson was on federal probation in New York as a result of drug charges, the stepson had prior drug charges in North Carolina, the stepson was present at defendant’s home at 451 McKoy Street in Clinton, and defendant “had killed someone.

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