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Jandreau appeals conviction to supreme court

Monday, January 28, 2013

A Le Mars man has asked the Iowa Supreme Court to review his conviction and prison sentence for assaulting an 11-year-old girl after breaking into a Le Mars home.

Matthew R. Jandreau, 20, last month appealed his convictions, in Plymouth County District Court, on burglary, kidnapping, assault, attempted burglary, operating a motor vehicle without the owner's consent and criminal mischief, according to a notice of appeal.

In November of last year, a jury found Jandreau guilty of charges filed after a crime spree, which included a burglary at a Le Mars home and assault of the girl in a home March 2.

Jandreau was arrested in the basement of the house after the Le Mars girl called 911.

His appeal to the Iowa Supreme Court also included his prison sentence of up to 45 years ordered by Judge Jeffrey Neary on Dec. 17.

The third part of the appeal involves any rulings by the judge that were not in his favor, the appeal notice stated.

Jandreau's reasons for appealing the conviction, sentence and judge's decision on requests in his case were not part of the appeal filed in in the Plymouth County Clerk of Court's Office.

The State of Iowa Appellate Defender's Office has been appointed to represent Jandreau in the appeal, according to Iowa Courts online records.

Jandreau is being held in the state of Iowa prison system at the Iowa Medical and Classification Center, in Oakdale.