State v. Miller, 228 N.C. App. 496 (Aug. 6, 2013)

rev’d on other grounds, 367 N.C. 702 (Jan. 1, 2014)

Exigent circumstances—investigation of a possible burglary—supported officers’ warrantless entry into the defendant’s home. The police department received a burglar alarm report concerning a suspected breaking and entering at the defendant’s home. The first arriving officer noticed a broken back window and that all of the doors remained locked. Under these circumstances, the officer reasonably believed that the intruder could have still been in the home.