Indiana Court of Appeals
Jason H. Bader v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms Jason H. Bader’s 22-year aggregate sentence, with 16 years in the Indiana Department of Correction, four years in community corrections and two years suspended to probation, for his convictions of dealing in methamphetamine, dealing in a synthetic drug or lookalike substance and possession of paraphernalia. Finds Bader has not sustained his burden of establishing his sentence is inappropriate in light of the nature of the offense and his character.
Justin Cooley v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms Justin Cooley’s eight-year sentence for his conviction of Burglary as a Level 4 felony. Finds Cooley has not sustained his burden of establishing his sentence is inappropriate in light of the nature of the offense and his character.
Troy A. Buchanan v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms Troy A. Buchanan’s five-year sentence for his conviction of Level 5 felony dealing in methamphetamine. Finds Buchanan has not met his burden of demonstrating his sentence is inappropriate.
Dillon D. Scarbrough v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms Dillon D. Scarbrough’s convictions of two counts of resisting law enforcement, one as a Level 6 felony and one as a Class A misdemeanor, and Level 6 felony intimidation, and his aggregate four-year sentence. Finds the Grant Superior Court did not abuse its discretion in admitting evidence. Also finds the state introduced sufficient evidence to sustain Scarbrough’s convictions. Finally, finds Scarbrough’s sentence is not inappropriately harsh.
Guy Mikulich v. Lake County, Indiana (mem. dec.)
Civil plenary. Affirms the dismissal of Guy Mikulich’s petition for judicial review of Lake County’s denial of his application for disability retirement benefits. Finds Mikulich failed to state a claim upon which the relief Mikulich requested could be granted.