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Case No. 19-1902

State of Iowa
Michael Triplett


State of Iowa


Michael Triplett

Attorney for the Appellee

Genevieve Reinkoester, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Jesse A. Macro Jr.

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jul 21, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, William P. Kelly, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Mullins, P.J., Schumacher, J., and Potterfield, S.J.  Opinion by Potterfield, S.J.  (4 pages)

            Michael Triplett was convicted of having dominion or control of a firearm as a convicted felon.  On appeal, Triplett challenges the sufficiency of the evidence supporting his conviction.  He only challenges the sufficiency of the evidence proving he had a firearm in his dominion or control; he does not challenge whether there was substantial evidence he aided and abetted a felon in possessing a firearm.  OPINION HOLDS: Under Iowa Code section 814.28 (Supp. 2019), we are required to affirm if substantial evidence supports at least one theory presented to the jury.  Because Triplett fails to challenge the sufficiency of the evidence supporting one of the grounds, he waived argument on that ground, and we affirm on it without further consideration.

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