MAYSON L. ST. CLAIR, Appellant-Defendant,
STATE OF INDIANA, Appellee-Plaintiff
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APPEAL FROM THE HUNTINGTON CIRCUIT COURT. The Honorable Thomas M. Hakes, Judge. Cause No. 35C01-1112-FB-252.
ATTORNEY FOR APPELLANT: MARK SMALL, Indianapolis, Indiana.
ATTORNEYS FOR APPELLEE: GREGORY F. ZOELLER, Attorney General of Indiana; IAN MCLEAN, Deputy Attorney General, Indianapolis, Indiana.
BAILEY, Judge. FRIEDLANDER, J., and KIRSCH, J., concur.
Mayson St. Clair ("St. Clair") was convicted after a jury trial of Robbery, as a Class B felony. He now appeals.
St. Clair raises two issues for our review, which we restate as:
I. Whether the trial court lacked personal jurisdiction over him; and
II. Whether there was sufficient evidence to sustain his conviction.
Facts and Procedural History
On November 3, 2011, at around 7:20 a.m., J. Sue Rumple (" Rumple" ), a manager for Beacon Credit Union at a branch office in Huntington, was opening the credit union branch when two men, who were eventually identified as St. Clair and Cody Street (" Street" ), approached her. Street and St. Clair held Rumple at gunpoint and forced her to open drawers at tellers' desks and the credit union's vault. The money taken from the vault, the tellers' desk drawers, a petty cash tin, and the credit union's night deposit box totaled approximately $7,000. After this, the two duct-taped Rumple's wrists and hands and left her in the bank vault; Rumple was able to unbind herself, left the vault, and immediately called police.
St. Clair and Street left the credit union on foot, separated, and were eventually able to locate their planned getaway vehicle. St. Clair was picked up by the getaway ...