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Jenkins v. State

Court of Appeals of Indiana

May 26, 2015

Willie B. Jenkins, Appellant-Defendant,
v.
State of Indiana, Appellee-Plaintiff

Page 259

Appeal from the Elkhart County Circuit Court; The Honorable Terry Shewmaker, Judge; 20C01-1401-FB-13.

ATTORNEY FOR APPELLANT: Amy D. Griner, Mishawaka, Indiana.

ATTORNEYS FOR APPELLEE: Gregory F. Zoeller, Attorney General of Indiana; Justin F. Roebel, Deputy Attorney General, Indianapolis, Indiana.

May, Judge. Robb, J., and Mathias, J., concur.

OPINION

Page 260

May, Judge.

[¶1] Willie Jenkins appeals his convictions for Class B felony robbery with a deadly weapon,[1] Class A felony burglary,[2] and Class B felony criminal confinement.[3] He presents three issues for our consideration:

1. Whether the State presented sufficient evidence Jenkins committed Class A felony burglary;
2. Whether Frankie Blackmon's testimony was incredibly dubious; and
3. Whether the trial court abused its discretion when it admitted a photograph of another man present at the crime.

[¶2] We affirm.

Facts and Procedural History

[¶3] On December 6, 2013, Blackmon was at his apartment with his friend, Ebony Alexander. Sometime that evening, Alexander's boyfriend, Charles Holmes, knocked on Blackmon's door. Blackmon recognized Holmes and opened the door for him. As soon as Blackmon opened the door, Jenkins and Terron Roby pushed Holmes aside and entered the apartment. One of the intruders hit ...


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