COA traveling to Vermillion County

The Indiana Court of Appeals will travel to Vermillion County this week to hear oral arguments in a case challenging a resisting law enforcement conviction.

A panel of judges Edward Najam, Margret Robb and Robert Altice will hear the case of Oluwaseyi Ojo v. State of Indiana on Thursday at South Vermillion High School. The case stems from a police encounter with Oluwaseyi Ojo, who was arrested outside of an Indianapolis gas station and convicted of resisting law enforcement by forcibly resisting, obstructing or interfering with a law enforcement officer engaged in the execution of the officer’s duties, a Class A misdemeanor.

On appeal, Ojo argues there was not enough evidence to prove he made a strong, powerful or violent action in an effort to evade the rightful exercise of police duties. The panel will consider his argument at 1 p.m. Thursday in the South Vermillion High School auditorium, 770 Wildcat Drive, Clinton.

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