Indiana Court of Appeals
Robert Earl Davis v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Post conviction. Affirms the denial of Robert Davis’ petition for post-conviction relief. Finds Davis failed to show a reasonable probability that the Indiana Court of Appeals’ decision in his direct appeal would have been different absent any misstatement. Concludes the Lake Superior Court did not err in its denial of David’s request.
Rashad Lamar Thompson v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms in part Rashad Thompson’s aggregate 10-year sentence for convictions of Level 5 felony disarming an officer; Level 5 felony escape; Level 6 felony attempted resisting law enforcement; Class B misdemeanor false informing and Class B misdemeanor criminal mischief. Finds the Vanderburgh Superior Court provided Thompson with an adequate statement of reasons for imposing his sentence, concluding it did not abuse its discretion in sentencing Thompson. Reverses the revocation of Thompson’s probation and remands with instructions to reinstate it.
In the Matter of the Adoptions of V.B. and S.B. (Minor Children), D.G. (Father) v. D.H. (Adoptive Father) (mem. dec.)
Adoption. Affirms the Vanderburgh Superior Court’s order granting adoptive father D.H.’s petition for adoption. Finds the consent of biological father D.G. was not required for the adoption, and therefore the juvenile court did not err in granting the adoption over D.G.’s objection.