DES MOINES, Iowa – On Thursday, September 23, 2021, the Iowa Supreme Court will hear oral arguments for State of Iowa v. Khalen Richard Price-Williams in Oskaloosa, Iowa. The proceeding will take place in the George Daily Community Auditorium at Oskaloosa High School, 1800 N. 3rd Street. The oral arguments are open to the public and will begin at 7 p.m.
In State of Iowa v. Khalen Richard Price-Williams, Williams appeals his conviction and sentence for felon in possession of a firearm. Williams was a back seat passenger in a Lyft ride service vehicle when the driver was stopped for multiple traffic violations. He argues on appeal that the law enforcement officers lacked reasonable suspicion of criminal activity on his part or that he was armed and dangerous when they removed him from the vehicle and searched his person. Williams contends the trial court erred when it denied his motion to suppress evidence.
A public reception with the Supreme Court justices in the auditorium lobby will follow the oral arguments. The George Daily Community Auditorium will adhere to the current guidelines set by the Center for Disease Control, the Iowa Department of Public Health, and Mahaska County Department of Public Health. Based on these guidelines, the Oskaloosa School District will make informed decisions regarding the necessary safety procedures to be followed by patrons, presenters, performers, and staff.