Opinions Oct. 19, 2020

Indiana Court of Appeals
Blake Logan Boyd v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
20A-CR-00407
Criminal. Remands to the Tippecanoe Superior Court to correct Blake Boyd’s abstract of judgment to reflect either that the Class B misdemeanor battery count was disposed by a finding of not guilty or that any conviction on the battery count was vacated. Finds that the abstract implies that a conviction was entered on the battery count, although Boyd was not ultimately convicted of battery.

Timothy A. Cooper v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
20A-CR-00855
Criminal. Affirms Timothy Cooper’s Level 5 felony conviction in Tippecanoe Superior Court of failure to register as a sex or violent offender with a prior conviction. Finds the evidence was sufficient and Cooper has not demonstrated that he was harmed by the jury seeing him in shackles and in custody.

D.J. v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
19A-JV-03029
Juvenile. Affirms the Brown Circuit Court’s modification of D.J.’s dispositional order awarding wardship to the Indiana Department of Correction. Finds juvenile court did not abuse its discretion in committing D.J. to the DOC because no less restrictive placement was consistent with his best interests and the safety of the community.

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