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Case No. 18-1843

State of Iowa
Douglas Earl Hutchison


State of Iowa


Douglas Earl Hutchison

Attorney for the Appellee

Sharon K. Hall, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Theresa R. Wilson, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jul 24, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Sioux County, Robert J. Dull, District Associate Judge.  REVERSED AND REMANDED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and Mullins and Bower, JJ.  Opinion by Bower, J. (6 pages)

            Douglas Hutchison appeals from judgment and sentence entered following the denial of his motion to suppress and a trial on the minutes of evidence.  OPINION HOLDS: We conclude the district court erred in applying the community-caretaking exception to deny the motion to suppress.  We reverse the conviction and remand. 

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