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Case No. 22-1367

State of Iowa
Scott Randolph Luke

Defendant appealed from the sentence entered on his guilty plea to domestic abuse assault (second offense). Defendant contends the district court abused its discretion in denying him probation and failed to provide adequate reasons for ordering the sentence to be served consecutively with sentences imposed on other charges. The court of appeals affirmed. Defendant seeks further review.

Cerro Gordo
Trial Court Case No.:


State of Iowa


Scott Randolph Luke

Attorney for the Resister

Bridget A. Chambers

Attorney for the Applicant

Karmen R. Anderson

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule


Jan 23, 2024 9:00 AM


Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 22, 2024

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Aug 30, 2023

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Cerro Gordo County, Karen Kaufman Salic, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Ahlers, P.J., Badding, J., and Danilson, S.J.  Opinion by Ahlers, P.J.  (7 pages)

            Scott Luke appeals his sentence following his guilty plea to second-offense domestic abuse assault.  OPINION HOLDS: The district court did not abuse its discretion when sentencing Luke to incarceration and provided adequate reasoning for running the sentence consecutively to other sentences imposed following revocation of Luke’s probation in a separate case.

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