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Case No. 21-1228

State of Iowa
Carson Bruce Sinclair


State of Iowa


Carson Bruce Sinclair

Attorney for the Appellee

Thomas E. Bakke, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Shawn Smith

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 17, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Story County, Steven P. Van Marel, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., Tabor, J., and Potterfield, S.J.  Opinion by Bower, C.J.  (4 pages)

            Carson Sinclair was convicted of operating a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent, in violation of Iowa Code section 714.7 (2021).  Sinclair appeals the denial of his request that the court instruct the jury on the definition of “operating a motor vehicle.”  OPINION HOLDS: The jury was properly instructed about the two statutory elements of the offense.  We affirm.

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