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 [...]

Mother sentenced to 37 years after death of daughter

2018-01-23T18:20:10+00:00March 17th, 2016|

HANCOCK COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) — A Greenfield mother is headed to prison following the 2015 death of her one-year-old daughter. Jessica Merriman, formerly Wagoner, was sentenced to 37 years on Thursday. WISH-TV’s partners at the Greenfield Daily Reporter said that Merriman will serve 25 years in prison followed by 12 years of probation. Court documents stated that [...]

Father found guilty in death of 1-year-old daughter

2017-12-30T23:18:09+00:00January 26th, 2016|

GREENFIELD, Ind. (WISH) — A Greenfield man has been found guilty of killing his one-year-old baby girl. Matthew Wagoner was found guilty of murder and neglect of a dependent resulting in death on Thursday. He will be sentenced on Feb. 24.Jessica Wagoner also faces charges in the case. Wagoner and his wife Jessica were charged in [...]

Hancock County works to protect victims of crime

2017-12-30T23:19:47+00:00October 23rd, 2015|

HANCOCK COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) — Hancock County is taking new steps to better protect women and children who may have been victims of crime. Officials have hired a new deputy prosecutor who will work on some of the most difficult cases in Hancock County — domestic violence, sex crimes against women and some sex crimes [...]

Hancock County works to fight child abuse problem

2017-12-30T23:21:56+00:00September 4th, 2015|

HANCOCK COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) — Hancock County is working to stop the growing problem of child abuse. This year county officials and organizations have started several new efforts to protect children from neglect and abuse. PREVENT CHILD ABUSE COUNCIL OF HANCOCK COUNTY At the end of August, the county launched a Prevent Child Abuse Council. [...]

Protect home by thinking like a criminal

2017-12-30T23:26:30+00:00June 22nd, 2015|

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Prosecutors from central Indiana shared ways that homeowners could protect their homes on Monday; by thinking like a criminal. The event was the first of many burglary prevention forums that will take place throughout central Indiana. Officials wanted residents to recognize the ways that homes could be made targets including leaving blinds [...]


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