Opinions March 1, 2018

March 1, 2018

Indiana Court of Appeals
In the Matter of the Parent-Child Relationship of: C.A. (Minor Child), And M.A. (Mother) v. The Indiana Department of Child Services (mem. dec.)
Juvenile termination of parental rights. Affirms the termination of M.M.A.’s parental rights to her child, C.A. Finds the Indiana Department of Child Services presented clear and convincing evidence to support the termination of M.M.A.’s parental rights.

Timothy Samples v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms Timothy P.D. Samples’ convictions for two counts of sexual misconduct with a minor, one as a Class B felony and one as a Level 4 felony. Finds the state did not commit prosecutorial misconduct rising to the level of fundamental error. Also finds neither S.M. nor T.M. was a sole witness, there was nothing inherently improbable or incredibly dubious about their testimony and their testimony was not uncorroborated. Finally, finds Samples’ argument that he is entitled to credit time for 703 days served on community corrections is waived.

Jaide T. Spencer v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms Jaide Spencer’s 20-year executed sentence for her conviction of Level 2 felony dealing in a narcotic drug. Finds Spencer’s sentence is not inappropriate pursuant to Indiana Appellate Rule 7(B).