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Case No. 21-1053

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State of Iowa
Brent Alan Olmstead


State of Iowa


Brent Alan Olmstead

Attorneys for Appellee

Sharon K. Hall, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

Shellie L. Knipfer

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jul 20, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Buchanan County, Andrea J. Dryer, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Tabor and Badding, JJ.  Opinion by Vaitheswaran, P.J. (3 pages)

            Brent Olmstead appeals the district court’s decision to sentence him to a term of imprisonment not exceeding five years following his conviction for second-degree theft, arguing the court inappropriately considered his employment and housing circumstances in rejecting the recommendations of the presentence investigation investigator and the prosecutor.  OPINION HOLDS: Olmstead’s sentence is affirmed, as the district court did not abuse its discretion or consider any inappropriate factors in sentencing Olmstead. 

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