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Case No. 18-0182

Thomas Duane Morris
v.
State of Iowa

Appellant

Thomas Duane Morris

Appellee

State of Iowa

Attorneys for Appellant

Jeffrey L. Powell

Attorneys for Appellee

Martha E. Trout, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
18-0182
Date Published:
Apr 17, 2019
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Henry County, Mark Kruse, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Potterfield, P.J., and Tabor and Bower, JJ.  Opinion by Tabor, J.  (5 pages)

            Thomas Morris appeals the district court’s denial of his application for postconviction relief (PCR) alleging counsel was ineffective for failing to file a motion in arrest of judgment following his guilty plea to second-degree theft.  OPINION HOLDS: Because Morris pointed to no inadequacy in the plea proceeding and the record lacks support for Morris’s claim he expressed a wish to withdraw his guilty plea, we affirm the denial of PCR.

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