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Doran sentenced to 20 years

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

A Brazil man was sentenced Monday to 20 years in the Indiana Department of Correction, 18 of which will be executed.

Clay County Circuit Court Judge Joseph Trout sentenced Edward Lee Doran, 41, formerly of Vermillion, Ill., handing down the ruling in reference to two separate incidents that took place in 2010.

Defense counsel Geoffrey Creason represented Doran.

Initially, a plea of not guilty had been made. However, a petition to change the plea was made in August.

On Monday, the plea agreement was accepted and Doran was found guilty of Criminal Confinement (a Class B felony), and Intimidation (a Class C felony) in one of the incidents and was also found guilty of Class B felonies of Battery and Criminal Confinement in the other.

According to Clay County Prosecutor Lee Reberger, an agreement was reached regarding the counts, but not the punishment.

A series of witnesses testified for both the defendant and state Monday.

The sentencing was based on allegations from May 29, 2010, and June 10, 2010, both taking place in Cory.

The incident in June 2010 involved Doran allegedly breaking into a rural residence while in possession of a handgun and holding an unidentified woman and two children against their will. Six felony charges stemmed from the incident.

Doran faced two Class B felony charges of committing burglary while armed with a deadly weapon and the other 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.

According to officials at the time, the woman and two children escaped out of a back door of the home and hid in a nearby cornfield until law enforcement arrived.

It was believed at the time the suspect fled the scene on foot. However, after further investigation, officials stated they believed Doran left the scene in a vehicle with Illinois plates.

After a manhunt, Doran turned himself into Clay County Sheriff's Department officials one day later. He later agreed to help officials locate the handgun allegedly used in the dispute.

According to court documents, the May 2010 incident involved Doran allegedly breaking into a rural Clay County residence, tying up, strangling and forcing one unidentified female victim at knifepoint to have sexual intercourse, while also allegedly strangling, confining and battering another unidentified female victim.

Doran faced charges of 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.

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What a man!!!

Good job to all involved in apprehending this fine citizen. Wait till you get to prison big boy!

-- Posted by Proud of My Country on Wed, Oct 5, 2011, at 11:44 AM

To all those who defended him when this first came out, stating "we didn't know the whole story" .. I think changing his plea to "guilty" sums it all up, now doesn't it?

He's not misunderstood. He's guilty. Doesn't matter WHY he did it or what kind of person the woman was .. the innocent do not deserve to be confined in their home against their will.

Good job, Judge Trout.

-- Posted by Emmes on Wed, Oct 5, 2011, at 11:59 AM

it is not over! he didn't plead guilty dumb ass cuz he waas guilty of all of it he admitted to what he did no one said he didn't do some of it from the beginning so go back and reread the old comments.... Funny how ignorance doesn't fall too far from the tree over there in Brazil.... yer prosecutor is letting child molestors run the streets and respresenting cases to people he is related to and should be removed off the cases...but hmmmmm.... it will all come out in the future.....lol

-- Posted by blondiesf on Sun, Nov 27, 2011, at 6:14 PM

He got off easy, and they should of tried the ones who helped him! The one who gave him the gun when he was already on the run!!!!

-- Posted by upset1 on Mon, Feb 13, 2012, at 1:19 PM

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