7th Circuit Court of Appeals
United States of America v. Michael Lee Mokol Jr.
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, Hammond Division, Judge Joseph Van Bokkelen.
Criminal. Affirms two convictions of being a felon in possession of a firearm. The District Court did not abuse its discretion in admitting bad acts testimony through Lori Miller’s testimony as to Mokol’s statement that he would put anyone who told on him “in the ground;” or in admitting bad acts evidence involving his daughter’s testimony about the gun “prank” in the Rising Sun parking lot. The District Court did not err in restricting cross-examination of his daughter and the District Court didn’t abuse its discretion by instructing the jury as to constructive possession.
Indiana Court of Appeals
Perry O. Jones v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms calculation of pretrial and credit time.
Carl Andre Coleman v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Grants petition for rehearing and remands with instructions that the trial court reinstate Coleman’s conviction of attempted rape and for sentencing on that offense. Affirms in all other respects.
Latoyia Tuggles v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms convictions of Class C felony forgery and Class D felony theft.
D.H. v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Juvenile. Dismisses appeal of order requiring D.H. to pay restitution.
Zachard D.A. Edwards v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms order revoking home detention and probation.
Commitment of A.R. (NFP)
Mental health. Affirms order for temporary involuntary commitment.
Arden Balmer, Jr. v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms convictions of and sentence for felony murder and Class B felony criminal confinement.
Pete Burgmeier v. Robert Akin (NFP)
Small claim. Affirms award of $2,348.09 to Akin and denial of Burgeier’s counterclaim seeking $5,020 in damages.
David B. Tyra v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class C felony operating a motor vehicle while privileges are forfeited for life.
Todd A. Harmon v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class D felony operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
Michael O. Branch v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of and sentence for Class D felony operating a vehicle as a habitual traffic violator.
Indiana Tax Court had posted no opinions at IL deadline.