On August 15, 2023, a Boone County Jury found Mark W. Wilburn, age 57, of Noblesville guilty of all counts following a two-day jury trial in Boone Circuit Court presided over by Judge Lori Schein. Wilburn was convicted of the following charges:
Count I: Attempted Murder, a level 1 felony
Count II: Aggravated Battery, a level 3 felony
Count III: Battery by Means of a Deadly Weapon, a level 5 felony
Counts IV and V: Criminal Recklessness, a level 6 felony.
The charges stem from a shooting committed by Wilburn in January of 2020. Evidence presented at the trial showed that Mark Wilburn was upset with his son-in-law, Michael Maxwell, and confronted Maxwell during a child exchange between Mr. Maxwell and his estranged wife (Wilburn’s daughter). During the exchange, Wilburn pointed a handgun directly at Mr. Maxwell’s head. Mr. Maxwell attempted to bat the gun out of Wilburn’s hand and then Wilburn shot Mr. Maxwell in the neck/shoulder area. Wilburn chased Maxwell around the truck and attempted to shoot Maxwell again, but the gun jammed. The incident occurred within feet of Wilburn’s two grandchildren. The Prosecution Team was led by Chief Deputy Craig Olsinski, co-counsel Major Felony Deputy Prosecutor TK Morris, Paralegal Abbigail Seymour, Victim Advocate Alexandra Dixon, and Lebanon Police Detective Bryan Spencer.
After the verdict, Chief Deputy Prosecutor Craig Olsinski stated: “We appreciate the Jury’s thoughtful consideration of the evidence and are grateful for their verdict. Our Prosecution Team put forth a great effort in this case. However, our work for the victim and our community is not over yet as we still have a sentencing hearing in September.” When asked to comment on the verdict, Prosecutor Eastwood stated: “We are overjoyed that the Jury returned this verdict for the victim and his family. I am so proud of the hard work and dedication on this case demonstrated by Chief Deputy Prosecutor Craig Olsinski, Major Felony Deputy Prosecutor TK
Morris, and Lebanon Police Detective Bryan Spencer. They presented a terrific investigation and case to the jury.
The sentencing hearing for Wilburn is set for September 25, 2023, in Boone Circuit Court.