State v. Comer
In State v. Comer, 51 P.3d 55, 2002 UT App 219, police officers responded to a citizen's report of a domestic fight. Comer, 2002 UT App 219 at P2.
A female occupant of the residence answered the officers' knock on the door. Id.
The occupant stepped onto the porch, where the officers explained why they were there. Id. After telling the officers that her husband was inside the home, the occupant "immediately turned and walked back inside the residence." Id.
The officers followed and came upon the husband who had scratch marks on his upper body. Id. at P3.
The court of appeals affirmed the trial court's finding of exigent circumstances. Id.