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Case No. 18-0249

State of Iowa
Dean Joseph Ott


State of Iowa


Dean Joseph Ott

Attorney for the Appellee

Louis S. Sloven, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Theresa R. Wilson, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Apr 03, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Jasper County, Thomas W. Mott, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vogel, C.J., Vaitheswaran, J., and Scott, S.J.  Opinion by Vaitheswaran, J.  (7 pages)

Dean Ott appeals his conviction and sentence for second-degree theft, arguing it was an abuse of discretion for the district court to prohibit the admission of certain evidence and counsel was ineffective. OPINION HOLDS: We conclude the district court did not abuse its discretion in excluding the witness.  We affirm the district court’s exclusion of the proposed evidence of certain legal proceedings.  We find the record inadequate to address the claim of ineffective assistance of counsel and preserve it for postconviction relief.  We affirm Ott’s judgment and sentence for second-degree theft. 

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