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Doran receives formal charges in separate case

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Edward Lee Doran
Formal charges have been filed in the June 10 incident where a Brazil man allegedly broke into a rural Cory residence while in possession of a handgun and held an unidentified woman and two children against their will.

Edward Lee Doran, 40, Brazil (formerly of Vermillion, Ill.), appeared in Clay Circuit Court on Friday to be advised of his rights and the allegations and potential penalties regarding the six felony charges stemming from the incident.

Doran was charged with two class B felony charges, one for committing burglary while armed with a deadly weapon and the second for criminal confinement, two class C felony charges, one for intimidation and another for carrying a handgun without a license, a class D felony charge of residential entry and a class A misdemeanor for resisting law enforcement.

If convicted of a class B felony, the highest charge filed against Doran in this case, the advisory sentence issued by the state for a guilty conviction/plea agreement is 10 years, with a range from 6-20 years in prison and potential fines up to $10,000.

According to court documents, Doran has a prior felony conviction in a strangulation case on Aug. 16, 2009. If convicted of the new felony charges, he would be required to serve at least the minimum sentence recommendation(s) because of the prior conviction.

A plea of not guilty was entered on Doran's behalf and Geoffrey Creason was appointed as defense counsel in the case. A jury trial was tentatively scheduled for Sept. 20.

The court was informed that Doran is currently serving a sentence with the Indiana Department of Correction and is being held in jail for failing to return to a work release program in Vigo County and on a $250,000 cash-only bond for allegations of his involvement in a rape case during Memorial Day weekend.

At the request of the Clay County Prosecutor's Office, the court followed trial procedures and released the defendant on his own recognizance on these particular charges. However, the court stated Doran is not in a position to be released anytime soon due to the other outstanding cases.

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

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This idiot should get sentenced 50 years! Open your eyes& look at his record!!!!!I think it would be a safe bet to say the law is making it easy for him to be a repeat offender; work realease? Plea agreements? Bull! What if it were your children held @ gunpoint? I guess I will never understand how & how so many muders, rapist & peole like this get to run our streets.

-- Posted by minimite on Thu, Jun 24, 2010, at 2:58 AM

AMEN to that! Just look at his eyes, he is stoned out of his head!

-- Posted by Jolly on Thu, Jun 24, 2010, at 8:58 AM

WOW! From the comments, one would wonder if "innocent until PROVEN guilty" has any meaning at all. A person cannot be sentenced by a court until guilt has been established, yet many people assume that being charged proves guilt. Then there are people that can make a medical determination as to toxicology from a mugshot.

If it were all that simple, I'd be minus a friend. Several years ago, a friend of mine was stopped by the Indiana State Police. She happened to fit the description of a person who had shot and killed a police officer. Perhaps the officer should have just shot her instead of finding out if she might not have been the guilty party.

This guy is not going anywhere, he was released "on his own recognizance" to sit in the county jail. He may well get sentenced to 50 years with all of the charges against him after trial. Somehow, I don't see him being eligible for work release for a while. If it had been my child he had held at gunpoint, there stands a very good chance that he would not be standing trial at all.

However, I can ask a question, too. Would you wish to throw "due process" out the window if you were in his shoes?

-- Posted by Leo L. Southworth on Thu, Jun 24, 2010, at 10:32 AM

You people have NO CLUE!! KNOW YOUR FACTS BEFORE YOU JUDGE another!! CLUE ONE: The Prosecutor recommended to the courts that he be released on his own recognences, and the judge granted it so therefore there must be some truth to his truth he has told to the authorities just as I have been saying all along!!!! Yes he may have made a mistake but he is not a murderer and does not deserve to spend the rest of his friggin life locked up like one either! Like I said before, he WAS NOT ON DRUGS so watch who you judge for you shall not judge one another!! Lets get all your skeletons out from your families closets and air them out to the public and see what everyone has to say about all your dirty lil deep dark secrets no one knows about. Maybe you feel everyone is totally wrong from the wrongs they do but go back and look at some of the things you your self or some one you love has done that was not all that legal or a smart choice or safe choice to be making at the time, not EVERYONE is an animal and NOT EVERYONE deserves to be LOCKED up like an animal for the rest of their life for a bad mistake they made. Pay for their crime yes but with a lesson learned not with their whole life locked up behind bars as if they MURDERED SOMEONE!! THANK YOU VERY MUCH HIS SISTER AND FAMILY AND FRIENDS FOR HE HAS MANY!!! God Bless You All And Stop Your Judging Others!!

-- Posted by blondiesf on Mon, Jun 28, 2010, at 12:29 AM

Yes iagree that we should not judge another but lets look at this what if this had happen to you and your family would you still feel the same way has you feel now.My guess you would not,yes ppl should have their facts straight before they speak but still we shouldnot judge BECAUSE GOD SAYS AVENGES IS MINE.YES HE MAY NOT BE A MURDER BUT HE DID AND ACT THAT HE SHOULD HAVE TO PAY FOR NO HUMAN BEING SHOULD HAVE TO GO THROUGH WHAT THESE LADIES WENT THROUGH SO YES I DO TAKE OFFENCE ON THESE COMMENTS ESPECAILY WHEN THEY WERE MY NIECES AND MY SISTER THAT WENT THROUGH THIS

-- Posted by bubba1 on Mon, Jun 28, 2010, at 8:17 AM

Maybe we should be asking who took him to the victems house and where did he get the gun? Maybe his sister could like to tell us!

-- Posted by upset1 on Tue, Jun 29, 2010, at 11:41 AM

I have nothing to hide here! So ask away! He talked to the authorities he told the truth! So How he got there is his business dumb asses he has a vehicle of his own so don't point no fingers! As for his weapon watch who you are accusing here people! You all can sit back and talk your talk but this all boils down to he made a mistake and he will pay for it, but he shouldn't have to pay for it with his life! You don't know the facts so stay out of it! Like I said before leave the families alone! Both sides do not appreciate you all running your mouths a muck on here. This is a trauma to us all! God Bless.

-- Posted by blondiesf on Sun, Jul 4, 2010, at 4:03 PM

I do know the facts! And it will all come out at trial. were I hope he will get the max!

-- Posted by upset1 on Wed, Jul 7, 2010, at 4:59 PM

It is obvious here you are a family member. No one is being nasty here, so don't cop an attitude with me, when I have done nothing wrong, but try to get ALL THE FACTS OUT IN THE OPEN!!!

Yes he did do some wrong here, but don't get vicious with the one's who had no control over another ones actions here buddy! If you have something personal you would like to say to me then just e-mail me at fun2have777@yahoo.com....KAPEESH!!!

My family is just as hurt here, so back off!! You have heard only one side, and that's the side you wanna hear. We have heard both sides just like the alleged victims here have heard both sides also! Because one of his BEST FRIENDS IS ONE OF THEMS HUSBAND A$$Hole!

I am sick and tired of being told to keep my mouth shut where my family is concerned here also! I am not on here to cut them down and call them liars. That is not my intentions at all. So back off!

I will tell you this though, A LOT of undirected threats have been made, and that is against the LAW!! So you keep on hopin and hiding behind your user name on here, but we have nothing to hide and YES A LOT is gonna come in court, so be prepared!

We can face the truth here, but can OTHERS?? GOD BLESS YOU

-- Posted by blondiesf on Thu, Jul 8, 2010, at 2:54 PM

why isnt the paper updating this case?

-- Posted by upset1 on Mon, Aug 15, 2011, at 5:07 PM

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