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Case No. 18-1292

State of Iowa
Darreon Corta Draine


State of Iowa


Darreon Corta Draine

Attorney for the Appellee

Tyler J. Buller, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Melinda J. Nye, Assistant Appellate Defender

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule


Aug 08, 2019 9:00 AM


Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Dec 06, 2019
Date Amended:
Feb 13, 2020

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
May 15, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Scott County, Mark D. Cleve and Henry W. Latham II, Judges.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Doyle, P.J., Mullins, J., and Blane, S.J.  Opinion by Mullins, J. (11 pages)

            Darreon Draine appeals his conviction of willful injury causing serious injury.  He claims the district court should have ordered a competency evaluation and abused its discretion in denying his motion in arrest of judgment.  OPINION HOLDS: Draine failed to establish probable cause of his incompetency to warrant a competency evaluation.  The district court did not abuse its discretion in denying Draine’s motion in arrest of judgment because the plea proceeding showed Draine entered his plea knowingly and intelligently.  We affirm Draine’s conviction. 

Other Information

Date Further Review is Granted:
Jun 18, 2019
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