Indiana Supreme Court
Alva Curtis v. State of Indiana
Criminal. Reverses denial of Curtis’ motion to dismiss. The trial court should have granted Curtis’ motion to dismiss and discharge because the days that counted toward the Rule 4(C) period exceeded 365. Curtis is not entitled to dismissal on fundamental-fairness grounds because he has not been involuntarily committed and there hasn’t been an appropriate finding that he will never be restored to competency. Remands with instructions to dismiss the charging information.
Douglas Denzell v. State of Indiana
Criminal. Affirms denial of Denzell’s motion to dismiss. Denzell does not have a viable fundamental-fairness argument.
Indiana Court of Appeals
Elmos Jewell v. City of Indianapolis
Local ordinance violation. Affirms finding Jewell violated Section 531-728 of the Revised Code of the Consolidated City and Marion County concerning animal care and other animal matters. The failure to mention this section in the agreed judgment in a previous violation case did not indicate that the city waived enforcement of that provision.
T.L. v. J.L.
Domestic relation. Affirms grant of father J.L.’s motion to prevent mother T.L. from relocating to Tennessee with their minor sons. Mother has shown good faith and legitimate reasons for proposing the relocation, but the trial court didn’t err in concluding that the relocation wasn’t in the children’s best interests.
State of Indiana v. Robert Rhodes
Criminal. Affirms grant of Rhodes' motion to suppress after he was charged with operating while intoxicated. The state failed to show that compliance with the statute regarding turn signaling was possible under the circumstances and Rhodes was not properly stopped for a traffic violation. The trial court did not err by determining that the officer lacked reasonable suspicion to stop Rhodes.
Richard D. Williams v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms sentence following guilty plea to Class C felony forgery, Class D felony fraud, and Class D felony receiving stolen property.
B.B. v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Juvenile. Affirms modification of order awarding wardship of B.B. to the Indiana Department of Correction.
Karen Vanderbosch v. Thomas Vanderbosch (NFP)
Domestic relation. Reverses order finding that Thomas Vanderbosch overpaid child support, giving him a credit for that overpayment; and finding that one of his children repudiated his relationship with Thomas and thereby eliminated Thomas’ obligation to contribute to post-secondary educational expenses. Remands for further proceedings.
James D. Bailey, Jr. v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of felony murder in perpetration of a robbery.
Purnell L. Moore v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms order directing Moore serve the remaining four years of his suspended sentence following the revocation of his probation.
Elizabeth Noll v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of intimidation as a Class A misdemeanor.
James D. Douglas v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms revocation of probation and order that Douglas serve one year of his remaining sentence in prison.
David Marsee v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of dealing in methamphetamine as a Class A felony.
Mark Rector Bryan v. Tammy A. Bryan (NFP)
Domestic relation. Affirms calculation of child support obligation of Mark Bryan.
Superior Mortgage Funding, LLC, Jeremie Sheneman, Michael Sheneman and Andrew Beam v. Gladys Zoleko and Paul Davies (NFP)
Civil plenary. Affirms denial of Michael and Jeremie Sheneman’s motion to set aside judgment enforcing their settlement agreement with Gladys Zoleko and Paul Davies. Affirms denial of Michael’s motion to disqualify the plaintiffs’ counsel.
Indiana Tax Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.