Indiana Court of Appeals
Michael R. Jent v. State of Indiana
Post conviction. Affirms the Allen Superior Court’s order denying Michael Jent’s petition for post-conviction relief. Finds Jent failed to show the post-conviction court erred in denying his petition and that his petition was unreasonably delayed.
Sixto Cotto v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms Sixto Cotto’s convictions of two counts of Level 5 felony dealing in methamphetamine. Finds there is sufficient evidence to support the convictions and that the Spencer Circuit Court did not abuse its discretion in its admission of evidence. Also finds the convictions do not violate the continuous crime doctrine.
Yorlin Bunkky Tharbs v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms Yorlin Tharbs’ conviction of Level 3 felony resisting law enforcement. Finds there is sufficient evidence to support the conviction.
Eric L. Fields v. Lindsay N. Slaven (mem. dec.)
Juvenile paternity. Affirms the Hancock Circuit Court’s paternity order regarding Eric Fields’ paternity of his child, A.F. Finds the trial court did not abuse its discretion in awarding primary physical custody of A.F. to mother Lindsay Slaven, or in crafting a parenting-time schedule. Also finds the trial court did not err in ordering Fields to pay $173.50 per week in child support, make child-support payments retroactive to February 17, 2017, or pay for half of A.F.’s uninsured medical expenses through July 9, 2018.