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Case No. 18-1293

State of Iowa
Ernest Toby Gaston


State of Iowa


Ernest Toby Gaston

Attorney for the Appellee

Sharon K. Hall, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Eric D. Tindal

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 18, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Cedar County, Mark Lawson, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Doyle, P.J., and Tabor and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Schumacher, J.  (7 pages)

            Ernest Gaston appeals his convictions for eluding and possession of marijuana, third or subsequent offense.  OPINION HOLDS: Gaston claims he was not competent to plead guilty to the offenses.  We conclude the evidence does not show the district court should have scheduled a competency hearing.  For this reason, we find no error in the acceptance of the pleas.  We affirm Gaston’s convictions.

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