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Indiana Court of Appeals
Moise Joseph v. State of Indiana
Criminal. Reverses convictions of Class A felony burglary resulting in serious bodily injury, Class B felony attempted armed robbery and Class B felony criminal confinement. The trial court abused its discretion in admitting Joseph’s statements to the police detective.
Willie Bigsbee v. State of Indiana
Criminal. Affirms two convictions of Class A felony dealing in cocaine. Finds trial court did not err in overruling Batson objections, and there is sufficient evidence to support the convictions.
Brian Yost v. Wabash College, Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity, Inc., Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity – Indiana Gamma Chapter at Wabash College, and Nathan Cravens
Civil tort. Affirms summary judgment in favor of Wabash and the Phi Kappa Psi defendants in Yost’s suit seeking compensatory and punitive damages after he was injured by his fraternity brothers. The defendants did not breach any duty owed to Yost and finds Yost was not a victim of hazing under the state’s anti-hazing statute or of other foreseeable criminal conduct. Judge Vaidik concurs in part and dissents in part.
Raymond C. Tisdale v. Christine M. (Tisdale) Bolick (NFP)
Domestic relation. Reverses order in which the court determined that it lacked jurisdiction to consider Raymond Tisdale’s petition to modify child support. Remands with instructions to hold a hearing.
Douglas Thompson v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction and sentence for felony murder.
Lora L. Karr v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms denial of pretrial motion to suppress.
Scott J. Welton v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms convictions of Class A misdemeanor resisting law enforcement and Class B misdemeanor disorderly conduct.
Garrett Andrew Plumlee v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms sentence for Class D felony criminal recklessness.
Herbert Preasha v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Reverses denial of motion to have certain items seized at the time of Preasha’s arrest returned to him. Remands with instructions.
Tracy A. Lawrence v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class D felony theft.
Arthur J. Bryant v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Post conviction. Affirms denial of petition for post-conviction relief.