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Case No. 20-0253

State of Iowa
Charles Andrew Tewes


State of Iowa


Charles Andrew Tewes

Attorneys for Appellee

Sharon K. Hall, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

Jack Bjornstad

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
May 12, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Dickinson County, David C. Larson, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Doyle, P.J., and Tabor and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Ahlers, J.  (11 pages)

            Charles Tewes appeals his conviction for eluding a law enforcement vehicle.  He claims the district court abused its discretion in failing to grant his motion for mistrial based on the State’s attempts to introduce evidence of Tewes’s prior bad acts when such evidence had been ruled inadmissible via a pretrial order in limine.  OPINION HOLDS: Lack of prejudice causes us to conclude the district court did not abuse its discretion in denying Tewes’s mistrial motion.

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