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Case No. 21-0487

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State of Iowa
Rick D. Petro

Rick Petro seeks further review of the court of appeals opinion affirming the five-year extension of a criminal no-contact order entered pursuant to Iowa Code section 664A.8 (2021). The court of appeals found substantial evidence in the record supports the district court’s determination that Petro posed a continuing threat.



State of Iowa


Rick D. Petro

Attorneys for Resister

Linda J. Hines

Attorneys for Applicant

Karmen Anderson

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 02, 2022

              Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Warren County, Kevin Parker, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Vaitheswaran and Chicchelly, JJ.  Opinion by Chicchelly, J.  Dissent by Vaitheswaran, J.  (6 pages)

            Rick Petro appeals the extension of a no-contact order prohibiting him from contacting his former spouse.  OPINION HOLDS: Because substantial evidence in the record supports the district court’s perception of a continuing threat, we affirm the five-year extension of the no-contact order.  DISSENT ASSERTS: I respectfully dissent.  I would conclude there is insubstantial evidence to support extension of the no-contact order.

Other Information

Date Further Review is Granted:
May 31, 2022
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