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Case No. 17-1727

State of Iowa
v.
Ronald Skyler Steenhoek

Ronald Steenhoek seeks further review after the court of appeals affirmed his conviction and sentence for theft in the second degree. Steenhoek contends the district court erred in assessing financial obligations to him without first determining his reasonable ability to pay. He further argues the district court abused its discretion in sentencing him to a five-year term of imprisonment.

Resister

State of Iowa

Applicant

Ronald Skyler Steenhoek

Attorneys for Resister

Katie M. Krickbaum

Attorneys for Applicant

Brenda J. Gohr

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule

Non-Oral

Apr 09, 2019 9:00 AM

Briefs

Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
17-1727
Date Published:
Apr 26, 2019

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
17-1727
Date Published:
Sep 26, 2018
Summary

           Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Boone County, Timothy J. Finn, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Potterfield, P.J., and Bower and McDonald, JJ.  Opinion by Potterfield, P.J. (7 pages)

           Ronald Steenhoek appeals his conviction and sentence for theft in the second degree in violation of Iowa Code sections 714.1 and 714.2(2) (2017).  Steenhoek argues the district court erred by assessing financial obligations to him without first making a determination of his reasonable ability to pay and abused its discretion when it sentenced him to five years’ imprisonment.  OPINION HOLDS: Because no restitution order is yet in place, Steenhoek’s claim regarding his financial obligation and reasonable ability to pay is not yet ripe for our review, and we do not consider it.  The district court did not abuse its discretion when sentencing Steenhoek.  We affirm.

Other Information

Date Further Review is Granted:
Mar 28, 2019

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