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Case No. 19-0746

State of Iowa
Jesus Delgado-Jimenez


State of Iowa


Jesus Delgado-Jimenez

Attorneys for Appellant

Sharon K. Hall, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellee

Ashley Stewart, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jan 09, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Woodbury County, Patrick H. Tott, Judge.  REVERSED AND REMANDED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and May and Greer, JJ.  Opinion by Greer, J. (6 pages)

            We must decide if the district court properly granted a motion to suppress evidence.  The State argues the automobile exception applies to the warrantless search of the vehicle Jesus Delgado-Jimenez drove.  OPINION HOLDS: The State established the necessary probable cause and exigent circumstances to justify the automobile exception.  As a result, we reverse the district court and remand for further proceedings. 

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