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Case No. 21-0343

State of Iowa
Nathan Ray Tesch


State of Iowa


Nathan Ray Tesch

Attorney for the Appellee

Kyle Hanson, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Shellie L. Knipfer, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Apr 13, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Clay County, Charles Borth, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., Tabor, J., and Gamble, S.J.  Opinion by Vaitheswaran, P.J. (10 pages)

            Nathan Tesch claims he was denied his right to a speedy trial under the Iowa and federal Constitutions and challenges the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence supporting his theft conviction.  OPINION HOLDS: The State did not violate the speedy-trial provisions of the United States Constitution or the Iowa Constitution.  The clinic office manager’s testimony regarding the replacement value of the safe was also relevant and substantial evidence of the value element of Tesch’s theft conviction. 

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