Monthly Archives: February 2019

New Hancock County deputy prosecutor being hired to help with influx of cases

2019-08-12T20:59:20+00:00February 27th, 2019|CBS 4, Prosecutor's office|

GREENFIELD, Ind. – The Hancock County Council approved funding for a new deputy prosecutor after a request from the county’s prosecutor, Brent Eaton. Eaton was noticing a dramatic increase in cases and he felt this hire would help their office with the workload. "We are swamped," he said. "You are always swimming upstream

STARTLING NUMBERS: Stats underscore seriousness of jail, staffing debates

2019-08-16T19:22:26+00:00February 27th, 2019|Daily Reporter, Police Department, Prosecutor's office|

GREENFIELD — When Hancock County Prosecutor Brent Eaton recently went before the county council with a plea to hire a new deputy prosecutor, he had math on his side. The caseload in his office, he said, is up 26 percent since 2010. The number of lower-level felony cases his office handles is up 400 percent

Hancock County hiring new deputy prosecutor to help with influx of cases

2019-08-14T14:44:00+00:00February 27th, 2019|Fox 59, Prosecutor's office, WXIN|

GREENFIELD, Ind. – The Hancock County Council approved funding for a new deputy prosecutor after a request from the county’s prosecutor, Brent Eaton. Eaton was noticing a dramatic increase in cases and he felt this hire would help their office with the workload. "We are swamped," he said. "You are always swimming upstream

New Palestine High School aide arrested for allegedly soliciting sex from student

2019-08-13T19:43:12+00:00February 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|

NEW PALESTINE — An instructional aide at New Palestine High School in Hancock County faces a number of charges after he allegedly tried to solicit sex from a female student. The Community School Corporation of Southern Hancock County fired 42-year-old Justin McCaw, who was arrested by New Palestine Police. He faces child seduction, stalking and

County to hire additional deputy prosecutor

2019-08-16T19:23:24+00:00February 19th, 2019|Daily Reporter, Prosecutor's office|

GREENFIELD — The Hancock County prosecutor’s office will soon have an eighth attorney on staff to help handle the county’s increasing criminal caseload. The Hancock County Council, by a recent vote of 4-3, narrowly approved the addition of a new deputy prosecutor at a salary of $75,000. Council members Bill Bolander, Jeannine Gray and Jim