Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Ind. Decisions - "Appeals court overturns Kokomo man's jail sentence"
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 Tribune story is followed by links to stories on the earlier rulings.
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.
Posted by Marcia Oddi on June 28, 2016 08:51 AM
Posted to Ind. App.Ct. Decisions