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Case No. 21-0469

State of Iowa
David Jones, Jr.


State of Iowa


David Jones, Jr.

Attorney for the Appellee

Linda J. Hines, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Ashley Stewart, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jan 27, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Woodbury County, Steven J. Andreasen, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Greer and Badding, JJ.  Opinion by Badding, J. (3 pages)

            David Jones Jr. appeals the sentences imposed upon his criminal convictions, claiming the district court’s failure to give specific reasons for imposing consecutive sentences was an abuse of discretion.  OPINION HOLDS: We find the district court’s cursory explanation sufficient to allow appellate review of the trial court’s discretionary action and conclude the court provided sufficient reasons for its decision to impose consecutive sentences. 

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