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Case No. 19-0148

State of Iowa
Michael Wedgwood


State of Iowa


Michael Wedgwood

Attorney for the Appellee

Bridget A. Chambers, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Mary K. Conroy, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jun 03, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Black Hawk County, Joel E. Dalrymple, Judge.  CONVICTIONS AFFIRMED, SENTENCE VACATED IN PART, AND REMANDED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., Ahlers, J., and Vogel, S.J.  Opinion by Vogel, S.J. (8 pages)

            Michael Wedgwood appeals his conviction and sentence for assault on a peace officer and interference with official acts resulting in bodily injury.  OPINION HOLDS: The district court did not err in submitting jury instructions without language on justification because the record contains no basis to conclude Michael used reasonable force in response to the officers’ actions.  However, the court did not evaluate Michael’s reasonable ability to pay before ordering restitution.  We affirm his convictions, vacate the restitution order, and remand for resentencing.

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