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Case No. 17-2031

State of Iowa
Ricky Dean Ryan


State of Iowa


Ricky Dean Ryan

Attorney for the Appellee

Louis S. Sloven, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Karmen Anderson

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jun 19, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, David M. Porter and Karen A. Romano, Judges.  AFFIRMED.  Heard by Vogel, C.J., and Carr and Gamble, S.J.  May, J., takes no part.  Opinion by Vogel, C.J.  (12 pages)

            Ricky Dean Ryan appeals after a jury found him guilty on three drug-related charges.  He challenges the denial of his motion to suppress evidence and the sufficiency of the evidence supporting his convictions.  OPINION HOLDS: A home visit was conducted to carry out a legitimate parole supervision concern, and therefore, Ryan’s motion to suppress was properly overruled.  Because Ryan was not in custody when he made incriminating statements, those statements were admissible, and sufficient evidence supports his convictions.

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