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Case No. 20-1368

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State of Iowa
Matthew William Chindlund


State of Iowa


Matthew William Chindlund

Attorney for the Appellee

Thomas J. Ogden, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Kevin Hobbs

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jun 30, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Pocahontas County, Kurt J. Stoebe, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Doyle, P.J., and Mullins and May, JJ.  Opinion by Doyle, P.J.  (7 pages)

            Matthew Chindlund appeals his convictions following his guilty pleas to assault while displaying a dangerous weapon and criminal mischief in the third degree.  Chindlund argues his pleas were not voluntary and intelligently provided given his mental incapacity.  OPINION HOLDS: Having failed to establish he was incompetent at the time of his pleas or make a showing that a reasonable person would believe that there is a substantial question of his competency, we affirm Chindlund’s convictions and sentences.

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