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Greenfield man wanted for threatening to cook, eat social worker

2018-04-27T12:44:35+00:00April 27th, 2018|

GREENFIELD, Ind. (WTHR) - Police in Greenfield are looking for a man they say made several threats to social workers, at one time saying he was going to cook and eat a court-appointed special advocate. Warrants have been issued for 43-year-old Ryan Luker for two counts of Intimidation, a Level 6 felony. "Anytime there is [...]

Organizations work to promote child abuse prevention

2018-04-19T01:59:46+00:00April 19th, 2018|

By Rorye Hatcher, Daily Reporter GREENFIELD — Blue and silver pinwheels sparkled in the sun, a reminder of the innocence of children and a call to protect that innocence. Representatives from organizations dedicated to promoting child safety converged at the Hancock County Public Library this week to encourage residents to come together to prevent child abuse [...]

Rape survivor recognized for efforts in changing law

2018-04-11T18:38:14+00:00April 11th, 2018|

GREENFIELD, Ind. – A rape survivor set out to change the law regarding the statute of limitations and saw Jenny's Law come to fruition. Now her hometown is recognizing her efforts during National Crime Victims' Rights Week Jenny Wendt said a third date while she was in nursing school in central Indiana ended in her rape years [...]

Q & A with the Daily Reporter

2018-04-11T01:56:09+00:00April 11th, 2018|

By Caitlin VanOverberghe Why are you running for office? Prior to my leadership, this office had been mismanaged and neglected under a parade of failed prosecutors. I was worried about the future of our community if the destructive culture within our prosecutor’s office went unchecked. As a lifelong Hancock County resident, I knew that the [...]

Police: Woman accused in teen’s overdose death relapsed following rehab

2018-02-11T19:10:18+00:00February 11th, 2018|

By Caitlin VanOverberghe, Daily Reporter GREENFIELD — The woman accused of reckless homicide in the overdose death of a local teen also suffered from drug addiction and had relapsed after a stint in rehab, officials said. Prosecutor Brent Eaton talked about Anna Southgate’s history, brushes with the law followed by attempts to get her some help, [...]

Shirley man sentenced to 27 years for rape

2018-01-23T21:45:22+00:00January 18th, 2018|

By By Caitlin VanOverberghe, Daily Reporter A judge ordered Thursday a man convicted of rape to serve 27 years in an Indiana Department of Correction prison. Steven Grogan, 37, of Shirley, was found guilty of rape and battery at the conclusion of a three-day trial in December. Grogan’s is the first rape case to go before [...]

Teen Sexting on the Rise

2018-01-23T23:13:11+00:00November 30th, 2017|

HANCOCK COUNTY, Ind. – Authorities in Hancock County are seeing a spike in sexting cases amongst teens. “A lot of times you put something out there on the internet and it does not generally disappear and could be out there for a very long time,” said Hancock County Prosecutor Brent Eaton. It is not a [...]

Prosecutor lectures students on dangers of sexting

2017-12-30T22:49:26+00:00October 11th, 2017|

GREENFIELD, Ind. (WISH) — Hancock County schools are teaching kids about the potential legal consequences of sexting. And the county prosecutor is delivering the message. Prosecutor Brent Eaton is giving presentations on the topic at local schools. He said he wanted to educate students on the topic after an investigation that started last spring. Detectives [...]