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Case No. 21-0944

State of Iowa
Abdirizak Mursal Arab



State of Iowa


Abdirizak Mursal Arab

Attorney for the Appellee

Martha A. Trout, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Nan Jennisch, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Oct 05, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Woodbury County, Duane E. Hoffmeyer, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Ahlers, P.J., and Badding and Chicchelly, JJ.  Opinion by Ahlers, P.J. (5 pages)

            Abdirizak Arab challenges the sufficiency of the evidence supporting his conviction for theft in the second degree, pursuant to Iowa Code section 714.1(4) (2021).  OPINION HOLDS: Sufficient evidence established Arab knew the SUV he possessed was stolen and he did not intend on promptly returning it to its owner.  Accordingly, Arab’s conviction was supported by substantial evidence.

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