from the Marion Superior Court The Honorable David Hooper,
Magistrate Trial Court Cause No. 49G12-1707-CM-27237
Attorney for Appellant Rory Gallagher Marion County Public
Defender Agency Indianapolis, Indiana
Attorneys for Appellee Curtis T. Hill, Jr. Attorney General
of Indiana Marjorie Lawyer-Smith Deputy Attorney General
DARDEN, SENIOR JUDGE.
Statement of the Case
Christopher Peacock appeals his conviction by jury of
harassment, a Class B misdemeanor. We affirm.
Peacock raises three issues, which we restate as:
I. Whether the State presented sufficient evidence to prove
that Indiana had jurisdiction over the case.
II. Whether the State presented sufficient evidence to prove
that Marion County, Indiana, was the proper venue.
III. Whether the trial court committed fundamental error
while instructing the jury.
and Procedural History
The Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) opened a case
in Marion County involving Peacock and children in his care.
Peacock lived in Marion County. DCS assigned Case Manager
Narea Okpala to the case in February 2016. Okpala lived in
Marion County, and in addition she worked at the DCS Marion
The first time Okpala met with Peacock after being assigned
to the case, he gave her two telephone numbers. He informed
her that the first number was for his mobile phone, and the
second number was for his girlfriend's mobile phone.
Okpala saved those telephone numbers in her work ...