Daily Reporter

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 [...]

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 [...]

County reserves beds at facility: Officials aim to reduce recidivism, help drug addicts

2017-12-30T22:58:06+00:00August 26th, 2017|

HANCOCK COUNTY — County officials will spend $18,000 to reserve beds for local offenders at a women’s recovery center in Indianapolis. Four beds at the Dove Recovery House — one of the area’s leading drug-treatment facilities, local officials say — will be set aside for the next year for female offenders from Hancock County who [...]

Prosecutor to handle county drug cases

2018-01-23T18:08:02+00:00August 10th, 2017|

GREENFIELD – A woman caught with syringe in her car. A man growing marijuana in his home, another making meth. A teen found with a baggie of heroin. Those are examples of the case files that land on Dave Thornburg’s desk at the Hancock County Prosecutor’s Office every morning. A veteran of the office with [...]

Judge hands driver max sentence in cyclist’s death

2018-01-23T18:38:59+00:00July 13th, 2016|

By Caitlin VanOverberghe, Daily Reporter GREENFIELD — Cindy McCloud held out an urn of her daughter’s ashes as she spoke to Timothy Hughes from the witness stand: “This is Carla now.” The mother of 22-year-old Carla McCloud, killed Aug. 11 when Hughes struck her with his car while driving drunk, was one of more than a [...]

Advocate beacon of hope for victims

2017-12-30T23:25:21+00:00July 12th, 2015|

By Caitlin VanOverberghe, Greenfield Daily Reporter GREENFIELD — The fates of the defendants in criminal cases filed by the Hancock County Prosecutor’s Office are easy to map out. There are meetings with law enforcement and lawyers; appearances in court; sometimes hearings, sometimes settlement conferences or pleas. Eventually, if they are found guilty, they receive a [...]

Fraud case victims to receive $10,000

2017-12-30T23:27:51+00:00April 18th, 2015|

By Noelle Steele, Greenfield Daily Reporter GREENFIELD — Prosecutors have agreed not to pursue the criminal case against a Noblesville man accused of being part of a roof-repair scheme, provided the defendant pays back $10,000 to a dozen Hancock County victims. Kurt Beard was one of two people charged in the home improvement fraud case [...]

Legal Lessons

2017-12-30T23:30:07+00:00March 4th, 2015|

By Caitlin VanOverberghe, Greenfield Daily Reporter GREENFIELD — Judge Dan Marshall’s courtroom in the Hancock County Courthouse is an ornate and quiet place, like a church or an old library. The courtroom is a place where lessons in right and wrong find their conclusion; a place of practice; a place of learning. All except the [...]