Indiana Supreme Court
David S. Delagrange v. State of Indiana
Criminal. Affirms convictions of four counts of Class C felony attempted child exploitation, finding sufficient evidence supports them. The state did not need to show Delagrange actually succeeded in capturing images of uncovered genitals, just that he took a “substantial step” toward doing so.
Indiana Court of Appeals
Donald Murdock v. State of Indiana
Criminal. Affirms finding that Murdock violated his probation terms when he committed Class A misdemeanor resisting law enforcement after running from a police officer who told him to stop. Well-established Indiana precedent holds that a person may not flee from a police officer who has told him to stop, even if the order is unlawful. Judge Mathias dissents.
Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board, Kimble L. Richardson, George Brenner, Andrew Harner, Geneva Osawe, Rex Stockton, Carla Gaff-Clark, and The State of Indiana v. Elaine Williams
Civil plenary. Affirms the revocation of mental health counselor Elaine Williams’ license. The board afforded Williams fair proceedings and acted within its authority in imposing the sanction of revocation. Finds the trial court also impermissibly reweighed the credibility of the witnesses and substituted its judgment for that of the board when it overturned the revocation after conducting a second hearing.
In the Matter of A.G. and A.K. Children Alleged to be in Need of Services, M.K. v. Indiana Department of Child Services
Juvenile. Affirms adjudication that A.G. and A.K. are children in need of services. The court’s findings support the remaining conclusions, which support the judgment. Rejects mother’s argument that the rule in Gash v. Kohm, 476 N.E.2d 910, 913 (Ind. Ct. App. 1985) – that the privilege against self-incrimination does not prohibit the trier of fact in a civil case from drawing adverse inferences from a witness’s refusal to testify – should not apply in CHINS proceedings.
Filiberto Rivera v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms convictions and sentence for Class C felony burglary, Class D felony theft, and two counts of Class B misdemeanor criminal mischief.
Edgardo Jose Guido v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction and sentence for Class B felony incest.
Shawn McWhorter v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Post conviction. Affirms denial of petition for post-conviction relief.
In the Matter of the Termination of the Parent-Child Relationship of: Bry.B. and B.B. (minor children) and A.B. (Mother) and M.B. (Father) v. Indiana Department of Child Services (NFP)
Juvenile. Affirms involuntary termination of parental rights.
Cecil Koger and Koger's, Inc. v. T&C, Inc., d/b/a I-70 Wrecker Service (NFP)
Civil tort. Affirms partial grant and partial denial of Koger’s motion for summary judgment on certain claims of T&C Inc. in its complaint for damages.
Ronnie D. Conley v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms convictions of two counts of Class B felony dealing in a Schedule I, II or III controlled substance.
Harold Weir v. Riverwalk Holdings, LTD (NFP)
Civil collection. Affirms summary judgment for Riverwalk Holdings in an action to collect an indebtedness arising from a credit card account assigned to Riverwalk.
Dennis Hankins v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class C felony attempted burglary.
Gayle Clark, Jr. v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms sentence for Class D felony possession of marijuana and Class A misdemeanor possession of paraphernalia.
Eric Lewis v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms five-year sentence for Class C felony nonsupport of a dependent child.
Robert Fultz v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms sentence following guilty plea to Class D felony theft and admittance to being a habitual offender.
Henry Woods v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms order Woods pay $1,600 in restitution for damage to Bianca Cunningham’s vehicle.
In the Matter of the Termination of the Parent-Child Relationship of: C.O. (Minor Child) and T.E. (Mother) v. The Indiana Department of Child Services (NFP)
Juvenile. Affirms termination of parental rights.
Tony M. Castoreno, Jr. v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms convictions of Class C felony battery by means of a deadly weapon and Class A misdemeanor unlawful possession of a firearm by a domestic batterer.
Timothy R. Hartwell v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms finding of guilty but mentally ill of Class C felony criminal stalking.
Renee Berry, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Jeffery Berry, Deceased v. Duke Energy Indiana, Inc., d/b/a Duke Energy (NFP)
Civil tort. Affirms judgment in favor of Duke Energy Indiana on Berry’s complaint alleging negligence.
The Indiana Tax Court posted no decisions by IL deadline. The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals posted no Indiana opinions by IL deadline.