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Case No. 19-0161

State of Iowa
Larry D. Bell Sr.


State of Iowa


Larry D. Bell Sr.

Attorneys for Appellee

Zachary Miller, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

Thomas Hurd

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
May 13, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Scott County, Mark D. Cleve, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and Mullins and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Schumacher, J.  (12 pages)

            A defendant appeals from convictions on two counts of sex-offender-registry violations.  OPINION HOLDS: We reject the defendant’s arguments under the Iowa Rules of Criminal Procedure as unpreserved.  With one narrow exception, we find the record insufficient to evaluate the ineffective-assistance-of-counsel claims raised in Bell’s pro se brief and the brief of his appellate counsel.  We preserve these claims for possible future postconviction proceedings, and we reject any claim that the judge in this case should have recused himself or that the trial court abused its discretion in denying a motion to withdraw.

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