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Case No. 18-0832

State of Iowa
Matthew Alan Reynolds


State of Iowa


Matthew Alan Reynolds

Attorneys for Appellee

Linda J. Hines, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

Tabitha L. Turner

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Apr 03, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Carla T. Schemmel, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Potterfield, P.J., and Tabor and Bower, JJ.  Opinion by Potterfield, P.J.  (4 pages)

            The district court ordered Matthew Reynolds to serve three concurrent sentences for a total term of incarceration not to exceed fifteen years.  On appeal, Reynolds maintains the court abused its discretion by imposing a term of incarceration rather than granting his request for probation.  OPINION HOLDS: Although the district court did not accept Reynolds’s claims that he could be successful in achieving sobriety if granted probation, Reynolds has not established that the sentence imposed by the court was 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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