Opinions March 27, 2015

March 27, 2015

Indiana Court of Appeals
Jimmy Wallen, Jr. v. State of Indiana

Criminal. Affirms conviction of theft, a Class D felony. Splits over question of whether jury instruction invaded the role of the jury by presuming the state had established Wallen knowingly intended to deprive Walmart of its property. Finds jury instruction error harmless because the jury could have concluded from the evidence alone that Wallen had shoplifted.

Steve Delp v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Post conviction. Affirms denial of additional credit time.

In Re Matter of: Ta.A., Tr.A., and A.M. (Minor Children): R.A. v. The Indiana Dept. of Child Services and Lake Co. Court Appointed Special Advocate (mem. dec.)
Juvenile. Affirms termination of parental rights.

William Eugene Dager v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms eight-year sentence for conviction of Class C felony child molesting.

Michael Thompson v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms revocation of probation.

Jack L. Yant, III v. Barry L. Payne (mem. dec.)
Civil plenary. Affirms summary judgment in favor of Payne.

D.M. v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Juvenile. Affirms restitution order.