Reactions have been mixed to the recent announcement that the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office will no longer prosecute cases of simple possession of less than 1 ounce of marijuana. Marion County Prosecutor Ryan Mears announced the new policy Sept. 30.
A split Indiana Court of Appeals has affirmed the denial of a man’s motion for discharge of his child molesting and child solicitation counts under Indiana Rule of Criminal Procedure 4(C), with a dissenting judge arguing that because proceedings were not stayed until months after an interlocutory appeal was filed and accepted, the tolling rule doesn’t apply.
Two businessmen tied to efforts by President Donald Trump’s lawyer to get Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son were charged Thursday with campaign finance violations in the U.S. The charges relate to a $325,000 donation to a political action committee supporting Trump’s re-election.
ATF and local law enforcement agents shut down an Indianapolis gun dealer accused of being operated by a felon banned from possessing or selling firearms. Authorities seized about 390 firearms Tuesday after the dealer’s operator was previously charged with violating federal firearms law.
Representatives from all 92 Indiana counties will gather in Indianapolis next week for a team-based training event on pretrial release practices in criminal cases.
The Indiana Court of Appeals has affirmed a man’s conviction for shooting up two Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department buildings, but reversed the merger of his two attempted murder convictions into one count.
A dispute over who should receive bond money paid on behalf of a now-deceased defendant will proceed in court after the Indiana Court of Appeals reversed summary judgment for the woman who posted the bond then fatally shot the man.
An Anderson man faces a murder charge and two feticide counts after alleging shooting his pregnant girlfriend in the back of her head, leading to the deaths of both of her unborn male twins.
The denial of a prisoner’s petition for post-conviction relief has been upheld after the Indiana Court of Appeals concluded the man’s guilty plea that included a habitual criminal offender enhancement was not involuntary.
A Chicago man who was involved in an Indiana shootout in which a federal agent was wounded and another suspect was killed has pleaded guilty to robbery.
A northwestern Indiana man faces up to 23 years in prison after pleading guilty in the fatal shootings of his girlfriend’s brother and mother.
A Fort Wayne man who admitted killing four people, including his unborn child, is facing a prison sentence of at least 205 years in the slayings.
A correctional officer at the federal prison in Terre Haute has been charged with taking bribes to look the other way as inmates left the grounds for sex, and to allow drugs, cellphones and other contraband into the facility.
A Gary man has been charged with murder in connection with the shooting deaths of two Gary women whose bodies were discovered in a burning car in Indianapolis.