Indiana Court of Appeals
Joshua McCaine Pillow v. State of Indiana
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class C felony operating a motor vehicle after driving privileges had been forfeited for life. There was sufficient evidence Pillow operated a motor vehicle and his driving privileges had been forfeited for life, which is all the state is obliged to prove under I.C. 9-30-10-17.
State of Indiana v. Darrell Keck
Criminal. Affirms suppression of evidence arising from traffic stop that led to misdemeanor drunken-driving charges. The state did not have reasonable suspicion to stop Keck, who was driving left of center because of poor road conditions.
Ryan Shelby v. State of Indiana
Criminal. Affirms convictions of murder, Class D felony obstruction of justice and two counts of Class A misdemeanor false informing. The trial court’s February 2, 2010, order regarding Shelby’s access to the crime scene was entirely reasonable. The manner in which the trial court instructed the jury did not contribute to any cumulative error. Affirms in all other respects.
Dennis Barnett v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Post conviction. Affirms denial of petition for post-conviction relief.
Michael Pollack v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms probation revocation and order that Pollack serve 464 previously suspended days.
In Re the Marriage of: Lisa C. Medley v. Frederick A. Medley (NFP)
Domestic relation. Affirms finding of contempt against the mother based on her interference with the father’s parenting time, and affirms the determination of father’s child support obligation. Reverses finding that mother was in contempt for claiming children as dependent exemptions on taxes. Remands for further proceedings.
Robert L. Johnson, Barbara Johnson, Peace Building Communities, The Professional Groups of the Millennium, LTD., and God's New Covenant Church v. Peace Baptist Church, Inc. (NFP)
Civil tort. Affirms order in favor of Peace Baptist Church, finding Robert and Barbara Johnson liable of conversion. Remands for a determination on Robert Johnson’s counterclaim for malicious prosecution.
Inner Circle Properties, LLC v. Jeffrey Beeks (NFP)
Small claim. Reverses denial of Inner Circle’s claim for $250 in attorney or collection fees and remands with instructions.
Wanda Strickler v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms sentence for Class C felony trafficking with an inmate.
The Indiana Supreme Court and Tax Court issued no opinions prior to IL deadline. The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals issued to Indiana decisions prior to IL deadline.