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Case No. 19-0321

State of Iowa
Rodney Eugene Wadden


State of Iowa


Rodney Eugene Wadden

Attorney for the Appellee

Katie Krickbaum, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Jeffrey L. Powell

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Apr 15, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Muscatine County, Mary E. Howes and Tom Reidel, Judges.  REVERSED AND REMANDED FOR FURTHER PROCEEDINGS.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Greer and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Ahlers, J.  (9 pages)

            Rodney Wadden appeals his conviction for driving while barred in violation of Iowa Code sections 321.561 and 321.562 (2018) and driving with a revoked license in violation of Iowa Code section 321J.21, challenging the denial of his motion to suppress evidence obtained following the stop of his vehicle.  OPINION HOLDS: On our de novo review, we conclude the officer did not have a reasonable suspicion of criminal activity to justify stopping Wadden’s vehicle.  We reverse and remand for further proceedings consistent with this decision.

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