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Case No. 19-1363

State of Iowa
Juan E. Rosales


State of Iowa


Juan E. Rosales

Attorney for the Appellee

Timothy M. Hau, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Nate Nieman

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Feb 17, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Scott County, Mary E. Howes, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., Ahlers, J., and Blane, S.J.  Opinion by Tabor, P.J.  (6 pages)

            Juan Rosales appeals his convictions for theft in the second degree and eluding while participating in a felony.  He challenges the sufficiency of the evidence supporting the jury’s verdict on two specific elements: (1) the value of the stolen car and (2) the speed he was driving relative to the speed limit.  OPINION HOLDS: Because Rosales’s motion for judgment of acquittal failed to identify the specific issues raised on appeal, he did not preserve error for review.  We affirm both convictions. 

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