Indiana Court of Appeals
Cory A. Myers v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction for domestic battery, as a Class D felony.
Jeremiah Kelley v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms 21-year sentence imposed following Kelley’s guilty plea to class B felony unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon.
John Latta v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of one count burglary as a class B felony and five counts of theft as a class D felony. Finds the prosecutor’s questions about the victim’s husband becoming a judge were inappropriate but does not rise to the level of fundamental error.
In Re The Adoption of S.H., L.H., and J.H., Benjamin Hankins v. G.Nick Peterson, Andrea Peterson (NFP)
Adoption. Affirms trial court’s determination that Hankins’s consent is not required in the adoption proceedings of his three children, S.H., L.H. and J.H. Rules the determination that Hankins’s consent is unnecessary if supported by clear and convincing evidence, and the adoption by the children’s maternal grandparents is in their best interest.
John Dumitru v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Post conviction relief petition. Affirms post-conviction court’s denial of relief following Dumitru’s conviction for murder, a felony, attempted murder, a Class A felony, two counts of neglect of a dependent, as Class D felonies, and resisting law enforcement, as a Class A misdemeanor.
Lebronze Myles v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms Myles’ convictions as an accomplice to both Class B felony burglary and Class C felony robbery.
In the Matter of the Termination of the Parent-Child Relationship of L.P., D.P., & C.H., (Minor Children), and J.P. (Mother) v. The Indiana Department of Child Services (NFP)
Juvenile termination of parental rghts. Affirms termination of J.P.’s (mother) parental rights.
Terry Chandler v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction for Class A misdemeanor possession of cocaine.
Michael S. Parker v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction and 15-year sentence, with 11 years executed, for Class B felony manufacturing methamphetamine.
Eric D. Smith v. Superintendent, Et Al. (NFP)
Miscellaneous. Dismisses Smith’s appeals of the dismissal of eight complaints he filed in the LaPorte Superior Court. Finds his notices of appeal were untimely filed.
Jesus Cruz v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction and 46-year sentence for two counts of Class A felony child molesting and three counts of Class C felony child molesting.
James E. Sizemore v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction for Class A felony dealing in methamphetamine, Class C felony possession of methamphetamine and Class D felony possession of a controlled substance.
Thomas E. Stevens v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms five-year sentence for Class C felony battery resulting in serious bodily injury.
Karen J. Marshall v. Casa M. Marshall, Center Bank, Treasurer of Porter County, State of Indiana (NFP)
Mortgage foreclosure. Affirms summary judgment in favor of the defendants. Finds the mortgage and loan documents do not constitute a valid and enforceable contract.
Sheldon C. McAuley v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Post conviction relief petition. Affirms denial of petition for post-conviction relief following conviction for Class C felony burglary, Class D felony residential entry and Class A misdemeanor interference with the reporting of a crime.
LTC Investments Inc., v. EGR Indiana Properties, LLC. (NFP)
Civil plenary. Affirms trial court’s grant of EGR’s summary judgment motion.
James E. Chalfant v. Lana Lods (NFP)
Civil tort. Reverses and remands trial court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Lana Lods. Concludes Chalfant did provide evidence in this case to rebut the prima facie evidence of probable cause and to identify a dispute of material fact.
Javier Maldonado v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction for child molesting, a Class A felony, and 50-year sentence.
Kelvin Lee Heyen v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Post conviction relief petition. Affirms denial of post-conviction relief petition following conviction and 21-year sentence for dealing in methamphetamine, a Class B felony, and a habitual offender charge.
In The Matter of the Termination of the Parent-Child Relationship of: M.A. (minor child): Mi.A. and C.A. v. The Indiana Department of Child Services (NFP)
Juvenile termination of parental rights. Affirms juvenile court’s decision to terminate the parental rights of C.A. (mother) and Mi.A. (father) to their minor child, M.A.
No opinions were submitted by IL deadline by the Indiana Supreme Court, Indiana Tax Court and the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.