Opinions Nov. 28, 2017

November 28, 2017

Indiana Court of Appeals

Bennie Hale v. Keith Butts
Miscellaneous. Affirms the denial of Bennie Hale’s petition for a writ of habeas corpus. Finds Hale’s petition was correctly captioned as a petition for writ of habeas corpus. Also finds the Henry Circuit Court did not err in denying the petition, as Hale’s parole was not discharged or expired, and Hale was not entitled to credit for time served in Florida on unrelated charges.

Dameka Dunlop v. Courtney Johnson, Sr. (mem. dec.)
Juvenile paternity. Affirms and reverses in part the Marion Circuit Court’s order granting sole legal custody and physical custody of Courtney Johnson, Jr. to Courtney Johnson, Sr., denying Dameka Dunlop’s motion to relocate, and awarding attorney fees to Johnson, Sr. Finds the trial court did not abuse its discretion in awarding physical custody and sole legal custody to Johnson, Sr. or in denying Dunlop’s motion to relocate. Also finds the trial court erred in awarding unreasonable attorney fees to Johnson, Sr. Remands with instructions to the trial court to determine a reasonable amount of attorney’s fees to be paid by Dunlop as sanctions for violating a trial court order and for her misconduct in failing to appear for a scheduled hearing.

Chris Bradberry v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms Chris Bradberry’s conviction for Level 2 felony dealing in cocaine. Finds the Marion Superior Court did not commit fundamental error in admitting cocaine into evidence. Also finds the evidence is sufficient to sustain Bradberry’s conviction.