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Case No. 19-0939

State of Iowa
Charles Edward Ross

Defendant appeals from the judgment of conviction and sentence entered on his plea of guilty to possession of a tool with intent to use it in the unlawful removal of a theft detection device. See Iowa Code § 714.7B(3) (2019). Defendant contends a padlock and steel cable do not constitute a “theft detection device” under the statute and his trial counsel was ineffective in allowing him to plead guilty to an offense for which there was no factual basis.

Cerro Gordo
Trial Court Case No.:


State of Iowa


Charles Edward Ross

Attorney for the Appellee

Katie Krickbaum

Attorney for the Appellant

Dylan J. Thomas

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule


Mar 09, 2020 7:00 PM Theodore Roosevelt High School 4419 Center Street, Des Moines


Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Apr 03, 2020
Date Amended:
Jun 02, 2020
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