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Nine charges presented against Doran

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

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Edward Lee Doran
* Allegations stem from previous incident; none filed in recent case

The Clay County Prosecutor's Office presented formal charges in Clay Circuit Court Tuesday morning regarding an alleged rape that occurred during Memorial Day weekend.

Appearing before Circuit Court Judge Joseph Trout, Edward Lee Doran, 40, Brazil (formerly of Vermillion, Ill.), was informed of his rights and the allegations and potential penalties regarding the nine charges stemming from the incident.

According to court documents, on May 29, Doran allegedly broke into a rural Clay County residence, tied up, strangled and forced one unidentified female victim at knifepoint to have sexual intercourse, while also allegedly strangling, confining and battering another unidentified female victim.

Doran was charged with class A felony burglary resulting in bodily injury, four class B felony charges of rape, aggravated battery and two for criminal confinement, one class C felony battery by means of a deadly weapon, two class D charges of felony strangulation and one class A charge for misdemeanor domestic battery.

If convicted of a class A felony, the highest charge filed against Doran at this time, the advisory sentence issued by the state for a guilty conviction/plea agreement is 30 years, with a range from 20-50 years in prison and potential fines up to $10,000.

Prosecutor Lee Reberger informed the court Doran has a prior felony conviction within the past three years.

On Friday, Doran was remanded into the custody of the Clay County Justice Center without prospect of a bond on a petition to revoke his probation because of the conviction in a strangulation case on Aug. 16, 2009.

If convicted of the new felony charges, Reberger said Doran would be required to serve at least the minimum sentence recommendation(s) because of the prior conviction.

Trout informed Doran he potentially could face a 32-year minimum sentence, a 50-year advisory sentence or a maximum of 90-year sentence if convicted of the new charges.

A plea of not guilty was entered on Doran's behalf after he requested to speak with an attorney. Geoffrey Creason was appointed as defense counsel in the case and a jury trial was tentatively scheduled for Sept. 20.

Trout was informed Doran was no longer a part of the Indiana Department of Correction Work Release program in Vigo County due to his failure to return in May.

It is unknown at this time if further charges will be filed by the state in this matter.

The court was then informed of the ongoing investigation into Doran's involvement in a June 10 incident where he allegedly broke into a rural Cory residence and held an unidentified woman and two children against their will while in possession of a handgun.

According to Reberger, formal charges in the third incident will be filed upon review of the probable cause affidavit.

Citing his belief that Doran is a potential flight risk and a danger to himself and a risk to the community, Trout followed trial procedure and established a $250,000 cash-only bond in the case.

Trout established the terms of the bond would be that it is only a cash bond and no property or bail bond could be used, and, even if the terms of the bond could be met, Doran could not be released until the previous bond matter was settled.

A no contact order from the petition to revoke probation remains in effect on behalf of the victims.

Doran was remanded into the custody of the Clay County Sheriff's Department to await further court proceedings.


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give him the 90 yrs

-- Posted by otis66 on Wed, Jun 16, 2010, at 12:00 AM

he always has acted so tuff with women but when he gets caught he always crys for sympothy!

-- Posted by upset1 on Wed, Jun 16, 2010, at 1:03 PM

Are you sure that those are eyes from crying or are they the eyes of someone that has not slep in days and is strung out on meth or possibly a bit of both.

-- Posted by klk_klo on Wed, Jun 16, 2010, at 4:07 PM

Better stock up on the Chap Stick & K Y Jelly.

-- Posted by th1953 on Wed, Jun 16, 2010, at 6:15 PM

I hope he does not get away with this. Reberger is good at giving a smack on the hand and letting them back on the streets. Oh, wait there are no drugs in this, he might get a little time. You know something is missing here. Ah, I know what it is, BLONDIE with the insanity plea. Cy, Emmes, and sayitloud must have wore her fingers out. I bet she was holding the shift key while typing and has bad hand cramps.

-- Posted by righton on Wed, Jun 16, 2010, at 11:37 PM

his hole family aided him after his escape, they should be in there right beside him!!!

-- Posted by upset1 on Thu, Jun 17, 2010, at 10:44 AM

LOL @ RIGHTON .. oh, and right on!

-- Posted by Emmes on Thu, Jun 17, 2010, at 12:04 PM

His "hole" family? Only in Brazil.

-- Posted by I. M. Lee Thall, Esq. on Thu, Jun 17, 2010, at 3:41 PM

you all need to get a life!!!!!!!!

-- Posted by nv89815 on Thu, Jun 17, 2010, at 7:38 PM

Wow!! Look at all of you be quick to judge a man and a family before you know jack about them or whats going on. NOT ALL OF HIS FAMILY HELPED HIM OUT!!!! What if that was your dad grandpa uncle or brother?? Turn a check in a time of need sum kind of person you are. What about those women who have nothing better to do but cause drama.Maken trouble for people just to get their rocks off or their 15 mins of fame. I bet you didnt know that he has a way of attracting sick women. Just look at his ex!!!! I hope that he beats his charges and gets to come home to a TRUE family.

-- Posted by shut_ur_face on Thu, Jun 17, 2010, at 11:55 PM

Wow...can we say GRAMMAR SCHOOL?!? LOL

Anyway--I wouldn't care if it were my Dad, Grandpa, Uncle, or Brother...I would do what is right and turn him in. I wouldn't hide him (if that is the case).

I don't know him or his family but if all of this stuff is in fact true, I would lock him up and throw away the keys.

This town is starting to go further and further down hill. I hope things change for the better very soon. I would hate to have to move away from the town I was born and raised in.

Maybe if we would clean up all of the trash (druggies, physical abusers, child molestors, etc)...the town would be clean again.

-- Posted by JQuick on Fri, Jun 18, 2010, at 2:31 AM

I have a life and an opinion, which I exercise regularly. It has nothing to do with judgement. My comments address the situation, not the man.

For those who do not know what an "Opinion" is:

An opinion is a person's ideas and thoughts towards something which it is either impossible to verify the truth of, or the truth of which is thought unimportant to the person.

An opinion is not a fact, because opinions are either not falsifiable, or the opinion has not been proven or verified. If it later becomes proven or verified, it is no longer an opinion, but a fact.

OBVIOUS FAMILY MEMBER: If there is a habit of attracting 'sick women', that isn't the woman's fault. We all recognize a toxic relationship and should remove ourselves from the situation as soon as possible - not take matters into our own hands. (even if you are family, if you weren't there you're posting your "opinion" about what happened)

Suggestion: If you don't like what's being said in open forum or are not receptive to opposing opinions .. when you get to the blue "COMMENTS" section, read the disclaimer next to the yellow "!", then click the big red "X" in the top right hand corner of your monitor.

-- Posted by Emmes on Fri, Jun 18, 2010, at 11:05 AM