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Case No. 17-1739

State of Iowa
v.
LB Deontay Goodjoint

Appellee

State of Iowa

Appellant

LB Deontay Goodjoint

Attorneys for Appellee

Kyle Hanson, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

Elena M. Greenberg

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
17-1739
Date Published:
Apr 17, 2019
Summary

            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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