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Case No. 18-2010

State of Iowa
Jack Deaton


State of Iowa


Jack Deaton

Attorney for the Appellee

Genevieve Reinkoester, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Zeke R. McCartney

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Sep 02, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Scott County, Thomas Reidel, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., Greer, J., and Potterfield, S.J.  Opinion by Potterfield, S.J.  (7 pages)

Jack Deaton appeals from his convictions for assault by using or displaying a dangerous weapon and assault causing bodily injury.  He argues there is insufficient evidence to support his conviction for assault with a dangerous weapon.  He also raises several claims of ineffective assistance, including that counsel provided ineffective assistance by failing to move for a new trial on both counts based on the weight of the evidence being contrary to the verdicts and by failing to object to several portions of testimony.  OPINION HOLDS: Sufficient evidence supports Deaton’s conviction for assault by using or displaying a dangerous weapon.  The rest of Deaton’s claims, brought under the framework of ineffective assistance, are preserved for a postconviction-relief action.  We affirm Deaton’s convictions.  

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