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Case No. 18-1259

State of Iowa
Dejonte Rovara Davis


State of Iowa


Dejonte Rovara Davis

Attorney for the Appellee

Genevieve Reinkoester, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Ashley Stewart, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 20, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Scott County, Mary E. Howes and Joel W. Barrows, Judges.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vogel, C.J., and Vaitheswaran and Potterfield, JJ.  Opinion by Vogel, C.J. (3 pages)

            Dejonte Davis appeals his convictions and sentence for intimidation with a dangerous weapon and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.  He asserts his trial counsel was ineffective for failing to object to evidence he participated in gang activity and the court abused its discretion by sentencing him without considering all mitigating factors related to his juvenile status.  OPINION HOLDS: We preserve his ineffective-assistance claim so a complete record may be developed, and we find the court did not abuse its discretion in sentencing because it properly considered all relevant factors.

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