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Case No. 18-1293

State of Iowa
v.
Ernest Toby Gaston

Appellee

State of Iowa

Appellant

Ernest Toby Gaston

Attorneys for Appellee

Sharon K. Hall, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

Eric D. Tindal

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
18-1293
Date Published:
Mar 18, 2020
Summary

            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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