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Case No. 18-0977

State of Iowa
Brown Dennis


State of Iowa


Brown Dennis

Attorney for the Appellee

Richard J. Bennett, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Sharon D. Hallstoos

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
May 01, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Linn County, Russell G. Keast, District Associate Judge.  SENTENCES VACATED AND REMANDED FOR RESENTENCING.  Considered by Doyle, P.J., Mullins, J., and Blane, S.J.  Opinion by Mullins, J.  (3 pages)

            Brown Dennis appeals the sentences imposed upon his two misdemeanor theft convictions.  He argues the court abused its discretion in failing to articulate adequate reasons for the sentences imposed.  OPINION HOLDS: The district court abused its discretion in considering a sentencing factor not supported by the record.  Consequently, we vacate the sentences and remand for resentencing.

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