Opinions March 8, 2016

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Indiana Court of Appeals
Tyrone Grayson v. State of Indiana

Criminal. Affirms Tyrone Grayson’s conviction of Class B felony unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon. An anonymous tip was sufficient probable cause for police to stop Grayson’s vehicle, where a handgun was found in plain sight.

Jesse B. Craig v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms Jesse Craig’s conviction of Level 6 felony escape and that he pleaded guilty to being a habitual offender. Remands sentence to correct habitual offender sentence serves as enhancement to crime, not an additional crime.

Lionel R. Mackey, Jr. v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms convictions for stalking and invasion of privacy, reverses conviction for harassment and remands with instructions to vacate conviction and sentence for that crime because it constitutes double jeopardy.

William Coleman v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms William Coleman’s conviction of Class A felony child molesting.

Jan Van Daele v. Concord Community School Corporation (mem. dec.)
Affirms summary judgment for Concord Community Schools in Jan Van Daele’s wrongful termination lawsuit.

Donald C. Searing v. Karen Vivas (mem. dec.)
Domestic relations. Majority reverses primary custody of child for mother and awards custody to father as trial court’s conclusions are not supported by evidence. Judge John Baker dissents, finding the majority failed to give sufficient deference to the trial court.

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