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Case No. 17-0812

State of Iowa
Desmond D. Reeves


State of Iowa


Desmond D. Reeves

Attorney for the Appellee

Timothy M. Hau, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Shellie L. Knipfer, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Aug 01, 2018

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Jackson County, Thomas G. Reidel and Nancy S. Tabor, Judges.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Potterfield, P.J., and Bower and McDonald, JJ.  Opinion by Bower, J.  Tabor, J., takes no part.  (10 pages)

            Desmond Reeves appeals his convictions for robbery in the first degree and assault with intent to inflict serious injury.  OPINION HOLDS: We find substantial evidence supports the jury’s verdict, including evidence of Reeves’s intent to commit theft as an element of the offense of robbery.  We conclude the district court did not abuse its discretion in concluding character evidence concerning a witness was not admissible because it was not relevant.  We find Reeves’s pro claims were not preserved or not supported by argument in his brief.  We affirm Reeves’s convictions.


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