Skip to main content
Iowa Judicial Branch
Main Content

Case No. 20-0045

For summaries from opinions prior to August, 2018, view PDF versions here

Raymond E. Thomas
State of Iowa


Raymond E. Thomas


State of Iowa

Attorney for the Appellant

Raymond E. Thomas, self-represented

Attorney for the Appellee

Thomas J. Ogden, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jul 21, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Samantha J. Gronewald, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Mullins, P.J., Greer, J., and Potterfield, S.J.  Opinion by Potterfield, S.J.  (5 pages)

            Raymond Thomas’s third application for postconviction relief (PCR)—filed more than eleven years after procedendo issued on his direct appeal—was dismissed as time-barred.  Thomas argues an exception to the statute of limitations saves his application so the district court was wrong to dismiss.  OPINION HOLDS: Because Thomas has not established an exception to the statute of limitations to save his third PCR application, we affirm the district court’s dismissal. 

© 2024 Iowa Judicial Branch. All Rights Reserved.