from the Iowa District Court for Linn County, Christopher L.
of certiorari, Alan Lucas challenges the sufficiency of the
evidence to support the district court's finding of
D. Tindal of Keegan & Farnsworth, Iowa City, for
J. Miller, Attorney General, and Bridget A. Chambers,
Assistant Attorney General, for appellee.
Considered by Potterfield, P.J., McDonald, J., and Scott,
2013, a jury found Alan Lucas guilty of first-degree theft
and ongoing criminal conduct. This court affirmed his
conviction and sentence on direct appeal. See generally
State v. Lucas, No. 14-0458, 2015 WL 4468844 (Iowa Ct.
App. July 22, 2015). On May 2, 2014, the district court
entered an order of protection prohibiting Lucas from having
contact with a number of protected parties. The no-contact
order provided, in relevant part, the following:
The above named Defendant is restrained from committing
further acts of abuse or threats of abuse.
The above named Defendant is restrained from any contact with
the . . . Protected Party.
Additional terms of this order and exceptions to the
above provisions are set forth below.
. . . .
(1) Defendant shall not communicate with the protected party
in person or through any means including third persons, or
through any electronic means . . . . This restriction shall
not prohibit communication through legal counsel.
. . . .
(3) The defendant, personally or through a third party, shall
not threaten, assault, stalk, molest, attack, harass, or
otherwise abuse the protected party, persons residing with
the protected party, or ...