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Case No. 20-1585

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State of Iowa
Rhonda S. Dawson


State of Iowa


Rhonda S. Dawson

Attorney for the Appellee

Israel Kodiaga, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Robert P. Ranschau, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Oct 20, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Celene Gogerty and David M. Porter, Judges.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and Greer and Badding, JJ.  Opinion by Greer, J. (4 pages)

            Dawson appeals from her conviction of third-degree burglary.  She argues that the repository she burgled should have been considered a motor vehicle, lowering her conviction from a class “D” felony to an aggravated misdemeanor.  OPINION HOLDS: The burgled vehicle was not a motor vehicle because it was not self-propelled.  We affirm the lower court’s finding. 

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