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Case No. 20-1585

State of Iowa
v.
Rhonda S. Dawson

Appellee

State of Iowa

Appellant

Rhonda S. Dawson

Attorneys for Appellee

Israel Kodiaga, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

Robert P. Ranschau, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
20-1585
Date Published:
Oct 20, 2021
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Celene Gogerty and David M. Porter, Judges.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and Greer and Badding, JJ.  Opinion by Greer, J. (4 pages)

            Dawson appeals from her conviction of third-degree burglary.  She argues that the repository she burgled should have been considered a motor vehicle, lowering her conviction from a class “D” felony to an aggravated misdemeanor.  OPINION HOLDS: The burgled vehicle was not a motor vehicle because it was not self-propelled.  We affirm the lower court’s finding. 

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