Indiana Court of Appeals
C.H. v. State of Indiana
Juvenile. Affirms officer’s stop of C.H. because he was believed to be a suspect in a crime and the order of restitution because C.H. never objected to the order he pay restitution. Reverses adjudication of what would be Class B misdemeanor unlawful entry of a motor vehicle because the same evidence was used to adjudicate C.H. of that charge and what would be Class A misdemeanor trespass. Remands for further proceedings.
Ronald DeWayne Thompson v. State of Indiana
Criminal. Reverses convictions of Class A felony rape and Class B felony criminal deviate conduct because the trial court erred when it admitted evidence Thompson was a suspect in another sexual assault case. That evidence was inadmissible under Evidence Rule 404(b) and was prejudicial. Remands for a new trial.
Thomas D. Dillman v. State of Indiana
Criminal. Affirms denial of motion for the trial court to release Dillman’s cash bond. The state concedes that the trial court was not statutorily authorized to retain his cash bond, but the trial court did not abuse its discretion because Dillman waived his argument, and the error was not fundamental.
David Hooker v. Shari Hooker
Domestic relation. Affirms modification of David Hooker’s child support obligation. The trial court did not abuse its discretion by reducing his child support payment nor did it violate his due process rights.
Julianna Eagan, formerly Julianna Paciorkowski v. Christopher Paciorkowski (NFP)
Domestic relation. Affirms determination that daughter J.P. repudiated her relationship with her father so he was no longer obligated to pay her educational expenses.
Julius J. Rice v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms convictions of Class B felony criminal confinement, Class D felony criminal recklessness and Class A misdemeanor battery.
John Palatas v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms aggregate 45-year sentence following guilty plea to several drug charges.
Calvin Turner v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms three-year aggregate sentence imposed for convictions of two counts of Class D felony theft.
Kalan Murphy v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class C felony battery with a deadly weapon.
Bruce Johnson-El v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Post conviction. Affirms denial of motion to correct error.
Herman Gehl, II v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Post conviction. Affirms denial of petition for post-conviction relief.
Colby R. McKnelly v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms convictions and sentence for murder and Class C felony battery with a deadly weapon. Remands to correct an error in the abstract of judgment.
Charles E. Justise, Sr. v. Indiana Department of Correction (NFP)
Civil plenary. Affirms dismissal of complaint for failure to pay filing fees.
Quenton D. Davis v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class D felony domestic battery.
Jeffrey Elkins v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms sentence following guilty plea to Class D felony attempted theft.
Johnnylee Sims v. State of Indiana (NFP)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class C felony burglary.