Opinions Nov. 7, 2017

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Indiana Court of Appeals
In the Adoption of L.B. (Minor Child) M.B. (Father) v. N.W. (Stepfather) (mem. dec.)

Adoption. Affirms the Vanderburgh Superior Court’s grant of an adoption petition, holding that father M.B.’s consent to the adoption of L.B. by N.W. was unnecessary.

Matthew Aron Barricks v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms the six-year sentence with three years executed at the Department of Correction for Matthew Aron Barricks’ conviction of child solicitation as a Level 4 felony. The trial court did not abuse its discretion and his sentence is not inappropriate considering the nature of the offense and Barricks’ character.

Matthew Williams v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms the conviction by the Marion Superior Court for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, endangering a person, a Class A misdemeanor. Williams did not demonstrate an abuse of discretion in the trial court’s evidentiary rulings or sentencing order. His conviction is supported by sufficient evidence.

Eugene D. White v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms the conviction and sentence imposed by the Allen Superior Court for Level 4 felony burglary and Class A misdemeanor resisting law enforcement. The evidence was sufficient to support the conviction and White's sentence was not inappropriate in light of the nature of the offenses and his character

Tracy J. Konsdorf v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms in part, reverses in part and remands with instructions Tracy Konsdorf’s guilty plea to a charge of Level 5 felony sexual misconduct with a minor. Holds the trial court did not err in accepting her guilty plea or denying her motion to withdraw the plea. The trial court did not err in advising Konsdorf of the requirement to register as a sex offender, and the sentence of four years with one year executed at the Department of Correction was not inappropriate. Remanded to the trial court to clarify two of her probation conditions.  

In Re: A.L., a Child Alleged to be a Child in Need of Services, L.L. (Father) and A.L. (Mother) v. The Indiana Department of Child Services (mem. dec.)
Juvenile CHINS. Affirms sufficient evidence for finding by the Hendricks Superior Court that A.L. was a child was in need of services.

Bryan Scott v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms Bryan Scott’s 365-day sentence with 225 days suspended to probation and 140 days credited for time served after he was convicted in a bench trial of battery as a Class A misdemeanor. The trial court did not abuse its discretion when it failed to find his pretrial detention to be a mitigating factor.

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