Indiana Court of Appeals
Kamion D. Melton v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms Kamion Melton’s conviction of Level 5 felony carrying a handgun without a license. Affirms the Vanderburgh Circuit Court did not err by admitting into evidence a Snapchat video that shows Melton displaying the gun on his person.
K.S. v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Juvenile. Affirms K.S.’s juvenile adjudication for what would be Level 4 felony child molesting if committed by an adult. Finds there is sufficient evidence to support the adjudication.
Shian S. Mendenhall v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms Shian Mendenhall’s conviction of Level 5 felony battery by means of a deadly weapon and Level 3 felony criminal confinement. Finds the Madison Circuit Court did not abuse its discretion in admitting Mendenhall’s purse into evidence. Further finds the trial court did not abuse its discretion in declining to consider Mendenhall’s mental health as a mitigating factor in sentencing.
Joe Bass v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms Joe Bass’s conviction of Class A misdemeanor battery resulting in bodily injury. Finds there is sufficient evidence to support the conviction and that Bass’s self defense claim fails.
Ronald A. Rupska v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms Ronald Rupska’s two-year suspended sentence for failure to abide by the rules of the Vigo County Veterans Court Treatment Program following his conviction of Level 6 felony operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Finds Rupska’s sentence is not inappropriate.
In the Matter of The Involuntary Termination of Parent-Child Relationship of: J.G. and J.B. (Minor Children) and B.B. (Mother) v. Indiana Department of Child Services, et al. (mem. dec.)
Juvenile termination. Affirms the termination of B.B.’s parental rights to her two minor children, J.G. and J.B. Finds a reasonable probability that the conditions resulting in the J.G. and J.B.’s removal or continued placement outside of B.B.’s home will not be remedied. Finds the Marion Superior Court did not misapply the termination statute and that there is sufficient evidence to support the termination.
Teresa Treat v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms Teresa Treat’s 180-day sentence for conviction of Class A misdemeanor domestic battery. Finds the Marion Superior Court did not abuse its discretion in ordering Treat to pay $220 in probation user fees, concluding her sentence stands.