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Case No. 18-0160

State of Iowa
Shane Michael Jacobs


State of Iowa


Shane Michael Jacobs

Attorney for the Appellee

Sheryl A. Soich, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Jeffrey M. Lipman

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jan 09, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Hancock County, Gregg R. Rosenbladt, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Potterfield, P.J., Doyle, J., and Danilson, S.J.  Opinion by Potterfield, P.J.  (6 pages)

            Shane Jacobs appeals from his sentences for willful injury causing bodily injury and domestic abuse assault by impeding airflow—both class “D” felonies.  He maintains the sentencing court abused its discretion by placing more weight on negative factors and failing to consider properly the mitigating factors.  OPINION HOLDS: Jacobs has not established the sentencing court considered an inappropriate factor.  And although the court did not give the same weight to the factors that Jacobs emphasizes, the sentence imposed by the court was not based on grounds or for reasons clearly untenable, nor was its choice clearly unreasonable under the circumstances.  Thus, we affirm the sentence imposed by the district court.

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