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Case No. 17-1739

State of Iowa
LB Deontay Goodjoint


State of Iowa


LB Deontay Goodjoint

Attorney for the Appellee

Kyle Hanson, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Elena M. Greenberg

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Apr 17, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Karen A. Romano, Judge.  REVERSED AND REMANDED FOR DISMISSAL.  Considered by Potterfield, P.J., and Tabor and Bower, JJ.  Opinion by Potterfield, P.J.  (6 pages)

            The defendant, LB Goodjoint, appeals his conviction for possession of a firearm as a felon.  Goodjoint challenges the sufficiency of the evidence to support the determination he was previously convicted of a qualifying felony.  OPINION HOLDS: Because the record lacks substantial evidence to support the “felon” element of the crime of felon in possession of a firearm, we reverse Goodjoint’s conviction, judgment, and sentence and remand for dismissal. 

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