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Case No. 21-0990

State of Iowa
Gerald M. Tutson, Jr.


State of Iowa


Gerald M. Tutson, Jr.

Attorney for the Appellee

Bridget A. Chambers, 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 27, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Clinton County, Patrick A. McElyea, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Vaitheswaran and Chicchelly, JJ.  Opinion by Vaitheswaran, J. (5 pages)

            Gerald Tutson Jr. appeals following a guilty plea to second-degree robbery and felon in possession of a firearm as a habitual offender, claiming he “did not understand that his 10 year sentenc[e] for robbery 2nd and the 15 year sentence for felon in possession, habitual offender status, could be run consecutive for a total of 25 years” and he “also did not understand that . . . the mandatory minimums would have to be served for a total of 10 years.”  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm Tutson’s conviction, judgment, and sentence.

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