Opinions Oct. 19, 2021

Indiana Court of Appeals
Richard Allen Byrd v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
21A-CR-637
Criminal. Affirms the Howard Circuit Court’s sentencing of Richard Allen Byrd to an aggregate of five years, with three years suspended to supervised probation, for his convictions of Level 6 felony sexual battery. Finds Byrd’s guilty plea isn’t substantially mitigating as he gained a benefit by having Level 4 felony child molesting charges exchanged for Level 6 felony battery convictions. Also finds the executed portion of his sentencing appropriate.

Christopher T. Chance v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
21A-CR-1068
Criminal. Affirms the Ripley Circuit Court’s 20-year sentence of Christopher T. Chance after he pleaded guilty to two counts of burglary in one case and a third count in a second. Finds the court’s sentencing wasn’t inappropriate.

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