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Case No. 18-1665

State of Iowa
Wayne Cordale Bumpus


State of Iowa


Wayne Cordale Bumpus

Attorney for the Appellee

Timothy M. Hau, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Thomas M. McIntee

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Apr 15, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Scott County, Mary E. Howes and Mark D. Cleve, Judges.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Greer and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Bower, C.J.  (8 pages)

            Wayne Bumpus appeals his convictions for theft and burglary.  Bumpus claims the district court abused its discretion by denying a motion for continuance to permit a mental-health evaluation prior to the sentencing hearing.  Bumpus also asserts his counsel provided ineffective assistance, and the deficient assistance rendered his guilty plea involuntary.  OPINION HOLDS: Because the court did not abuse its discretion and Bumpus has not established ineffective assistance of counsel, we affirm.

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