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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Ind. Decisions - "Appeals court overturns Kokomo man's jail sentence"

Carson Gerber reports in the Kokomo Tribune about the June 24th NFP Court of Appeals opinion in Troy Liggin v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.):

A Kokomo man will not have to serve more than three years in jail after the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Howard Superior Court Judge William Menges wrongfully revoked his suspended sentence for violating the terms of his probation. * * *

The court ordered Menges to reverse Liggin’s termination from the re-entry program, along with the revocation of his probation that was based on his termination, and remanded the case for further proceedings consistent with their ruling.

This is the fourth time since March 2015 the Indiana Court of Appeals has overturned rulings and sentencings issued by Menges.

Since that time, the appeals court has ruled he issued an excessive prison sentence on a drug-related charge, overreached his authority when he overturned a plea agreement that he had already accepted, and wrongly sentenced a man to 20 years in prison after he failed to complete the county’s drug court program.

The Tribune story is followed by links to stories on the earlier rulings.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on June 28, 2016 08:51 AM
Posted to Ind. App.Ct. Decisions