Opinions Aug. 14, 2018

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Indiana Court of Appeals
Jordan Allen-Wilson v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)

Criminal. Affirms Jordan Allen-Wilson’s 10-year executed sentence and conviction of Level 2 felony robbery resulting in serious bodily injury. The Hendricks Superior Court did not err in failing to rebut his mistake-of-fact defense, and the sentence was not inappropriate. 

Linda Sechrest v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms Linda Sechrest’s 12-year sentence with six years suspended to probation for her conviction of Level 3 felony conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine. The Ripley Circuit Court’s sentence was not inappropriate in light of the nature of the offense or Sechrest’s character.

Dante Faulkner v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms the aggregate 50-month sentence imposed on Dante Faulkner by the Wayne Superior Court after his convictions of Level 5 felony operating a vehicle after a lifetime forfeiture of driving privileges, Class A misdemeanor resisting law enforcement, Class B misdemeanor false informing and Class C misdemeanor possession of paraphernalia. The sentence was not inappropriate in light of the nature of the offense or Faulkner’s character. 

Christopher Vicoli v. Ashley Mullica (Vicoli) (mem. dec.)
Domestic relation. Affirms in part, reverses in part and remands the Johnson Superior Court’s denial of father Christopher Vicoli’s petition to modify custody. The trial court’s findings supported its denial of custody modification. Denial of father’s motion for mid-week parenting time is reversed and remanded for a determination of whether mid-week parenting with father would endanger child’s physical health or significantly impair emotional development and, if not, to award visitation under the Parenting Time Guidelines. Affirms the existing child support order. On cross-appeal, finds that even if the trial court abused its discretion in excluding mother Ashley Mullica (Vicoli)’s proffered evidence of domestic abuse, it was harmless error. The court did not err in denying mother’s request for attorney fees. Judge John Baker concurs with separate opinion.

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