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Case No. 18-2236

State of Iowa
Thomas Russell Domenig


State of Iowa


Thomas Russell Domenig

Attorneys for Appellee

Katie Krickbaum, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

Robert P. Ranschau, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Apr 15, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Jeffrey D. Farrell and Scott D. Rosenberg, Judges.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Mullins, P.J., Greer, J., and Carr, S.J.  Opinion by Carr, S.J. (5 pages)

            Thomas Domenig appeals his conviction for possession of methamphetamine, second offense.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the denial of Domenig’s motion to suppress the items found during the search of his vehicle because the search fell under the automobile exception to the warrant requirement.  Domenig’s agreement to a trial on the minutes of evidence and immediate sentencing waived his challenge to the sufficiency of the trial court’s fact findings and its failure to rule on a pro se motion to dismiss.

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