Quantavious Jones v. State of Indiana

<p>FILED Oct 29 2020, 9:49 am CLERK Indiana Supreme Court Court of Appeals and Tax Court ATTORNEY FOR APPELLANT ATTORNEYS FOR APPELLEE Brian A. Karle Curtis T. Hill, Jr. Ball Eggleston, PC Attorney General of Indiana Lafayette, Indiana Benjamin J. Shoptaw Deputy Attorney General Indianapolis, Indiana IN THE COURT OF APPEALS OF INDIANA Quantavious Jones, October 29, 2020 Appellant-Defendant, Court of Appeals Case No. 20A-CR-202 v. Appeal from the Marion Superior Court State of Indiana, The Honorable Shatrese M. Appellee-Plaintiff Flowers, Judge Trial Court Cause No. 49G02-1810-F2-37556 Weissmann, Judge. Court of Appeals of Indiana | Opinion 20A-CR-202 | October 29, 2020 Page 1 of 23 [1] Quantavious Jones appeals his convictions for two counts of Level 3 Felony Aggravated Battery Causing Serious Permanent Disfigurement, one count of Level 5 Felony Kidnapping With Bodily Injury, one count of Level 2 Felony Kidnapping For Ransom, and one count of Level 2 Felony Criminal Co

<p>FILED Oct 29 2020, 9:49 am CLERK Indiana Supreme Court Court of Appeals and Tax Court ATTORNEY FOR APPELLANT ATTORNEYS FOR APPELLEE Brian A. Karle Curtis T. Hill, Jr. Ball Eggleston, PC Attorney General of Indiana Lafayette, Indiana Benjamin J. Shoptaw Deputy Attorney General Indianapolis, Indiana IN THE COURT OF APPEALS OF INDIANA Quantavious Jones, October 29, 2020 Appellant-Defendant, Court of Appeals Case No. 20A-CR-202 v. Appeal from the Marion Superior Court State of Indiana, The Honorable Shatrese M. Appellee-Plaintiff Flowers, Judge Trial Court Cause No. 49G02-1810-F2-37556 Weissmann, Judge. Court of Appeals of Indiana | Opinion 20A-CR-202 | October 29, 2020 Page 1 of 23 [1] Quantavious Jones appeals his convictions for two counts of Level 3 Felony Aggravated Battery Causing Serious Permanent Disfigurement, one count of Level 5 Felony Kidnapping With Bodily Injury, one count of Level 2 Felony Kidnapping For Ransom, and one count of Level 2 Felony Criminal Confinement With Intent to Obtain Ransom.1 He argues that the convictions were based on improperly admitted evidence and that they violate the continuous crime doctrine. The State concedes that the criminal confinement and Level 5 kidnapping convictions must be vacated. We agree, and remand with instructions to vacate these convictions and resentence Jones accordingly. In all other respects, we affirm. Facts [2] On October 23, 2018, Quantavious Jones asked A.C., with whom he was in a relationship, if he could have a package delivered to her residence the next day. She agreed. On October 24, Jones called A.C. to check on the package, but she said it had not been delivered. He picked her up to investigate. They found the UPS delivery man, who confirmed that he had delivered the package, but said that he had not seen A.C. [3] Jones then called Irving Madden. Jones told Madden that A.C. had lost his package, and that he and A.C. were coming over to Madden’s house. A.C. became suspicious on the ride over. She attempted to exit the moving vehicle, 1 Ind. Code § 35-42-2-1.5(1); I.C. § 35-42-3-2(b)(1)(C); I.C. § 35-42-3-2(b)(3)(A); I.C. § 35-42-3-3(b)(3)(A). Court of Appeals of Indiana | Opinion 20A-CR-202 | October 29, 2020 Page 2 of 23 but Jones grabbed her and kept her in the car. When they arrived at Madden’s house, A.C. refused to get out of the car. Madden pulled her from the vehicle and dragged her into his house. [4] Inside, Madden took A.C. to the basement and Jones handcuffed her to a pole or a pipe. A.C. escaped the handcuffs and tried to grab a phone, but Jones took the phone and choked her. He again handcuffed her to the pole. Then he moved her and handcuffed her to a chair in the basement’s kitchen. [5] Jones began questioning A.C. about the package. During the questioning, Madden threw scalding hot water on her from behind. A.C. would later describe the pain of being burned with hot water as “worse than ten.” Tr. Vol. II p. 208. A.C. fell onto the floor, and ...</p><br>
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