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Case No. 17-1839

State of Iowa
v.
Saivon Isaiah McGruder

Appellee

State of Iowa

Appellant

Saivon Isaiah McGruder

Attorney for the Appellee

Genevieve Reinkoester, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Robert P. Ranschau, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
17-1839
Date Published:
Sep 12, 2018
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Paul Scott and Karen A. Romano, Judges.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Potterfield, P.J., and Bower and McDonald, JJ.  Opinion by McDonald, J.  (6 pages)

            Saivon McGruder appeals his convictions of theft in the first and third degrees and robbery in the first degree.  McGruder claims the district court erred in denying his motion for substitute counsel.  OPINION HOLDS: McGruder waived his claim in regard to both theft convictions by pleading guilty to the theft charges and affirming his satisfaction with counsel during his plea.  McGruder did not provide any ground supporting appointment of new counsel in regard to the robbery charge.

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