Opinions April 20, 2015

April 20, 2015

Indiana Court of Appeals
Stephen F. Smith v. Foegley Landscape, Inc.
Small Claims. Affirms judgment in favor of Foegley Landscape but reverses $1,500 award for attorney fees. Finds the small claims court did not have any documentation to properly evaluate the reasonableness of the fees. Remands to the small claims court to hold a hearing and determine the reasonable attorney fees.

Amber Mobley v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms conviction and 180-day sentence, with 176 days executed and credit for the remaining days, for Class B misdemeanor criminal mischief.

Paul Bell Jr. v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Reverses conviction and three-year sentence for Class D felony sexual battery. Finds Ball’s conduct toward his victim does not meet the definition of sexual battery. The state failed to prove the victim was mentally disabled or deficient at the time of the incident.

Zachery A. Doan v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class A felony robbery and Class B felony for burglary and a 75-year aggregate executed sentence.

Keandre Arnold v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms 40-year sentence for Arnold’s conviction of attempted murder, a Class A felony, and 365 days for his conviction of invasion of privacy, a Class A misdemeanor.

Joel Hoke v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms conviction of Class A misdemeanor operating while intoxicated with endangerment.

William R. Koenig v. Wendy Knight (mem. dec.)
Miscellaneous. Affirms denial of Koenig’s petition for writ of habeas corpus and immediate release.

Joel Rowley v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Post conviction. Affirms denial of Rowley’s petition for post-conviction relief.