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Case No. 20-0371

State of Iowa
Edna Jean Wilson

Edna Wilson seeks further review of the court of appeals opinion affirming her convictions for interference with official acts and possession of cocaine. Iowa Code §§719.1, 124.401(5). The court of appeals concluded the new-crime exception applied to this case because even assuming the fourth amendment was violated when the officers entered Wilson’s home and arrested her, when Wilson resisted arrest she created probable cause that she was committing a new crime. Thus, the officers were provided with lawful grounds to arrest Wilson inside her apartment, and her motion to suppress evidence was properly denied.



State of Iowa


Edna Jean Wilson

Attorney for the Resister

Richard Bennett

Attorney for the Applicant

Theresa R. Wilson

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule


Oct 20, 2021 1:30 PM


Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jan 14, 2022
Date Amended:
Mar 21, 2022

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 17, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Story County, Steven P. Van Marel, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Mullins, P.J., and May and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by May, J. (10 pages)

            Edna Wilson appeals following her convictions for interference with official acts and possession of cocaine, second offense.  She claims the district court erred in denying her motion to suppress after the police illegally entered her home.  OPINION HOLDS: Assuming without deciding police violated the Fourth Amendment by entering Wilson’s home and arresting her, she committed a new crime when she resisted arrest.  Therefore, the exclusionary rule does not apply.

Other Information

Date Retained:
Jun 29, 2021
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