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Case No. 18-1721

State of Iowa
Daniel Wayne Ockenfels


State of Iowa


Daniel Wayne Ockenfels

Attorney for the Appellee

Timothy M. Hau, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Kevin Hobbs

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jan 09, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Scott D. Rosenberg and Robert B. Hanson, Judges, and Becky Goettsch, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Doyle, P.J., and Tabor and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Doyle, P.J.  (6 pages)

            Daniel Ockenfels appeals his convictions after a jury found him guilty on four charges—driving while barred, eluding law enforcement, disarming a police officer, and assault on a police officer while using or displaying a dangerous weapon.  He challenges the sufficiency of the evidence supporting his convictions for disarming a peace officer and assault on a peace officer while using or displaying a dangerous weapon.  He also claims ineffective assistance of trial counsel.  OPINION HOLDS: Although perhaps another factfinder may have judged the evidence differently, substantial evidence supports the jury’s verdicts when viewed in the light most favorable to the State.  We reject Ockenfels’s claims of ineffective assistance of counsel.

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