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.