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Hancock County man facing multiple child pornography charges

2019-08-16T19:14:55+00:00August 15th, 2019|Child pornography, Daily Reporter|

GREENFIELD — A Hancock County man has been arrested and charged with 12 counts of child pornography after information from a national tip line led police to a computer in his home. Scott A. Franklin, 48, Greenfield, was booked into the Hancock County Jail Tuesday after the Fishers Police Department, working with the Hamilton County

Drug court approaches 15 years of community work, celebrates new graduate

2019-08-16T19:16:30+00:00August 13th, 2019|Daily Reporter, Drug Abuse, Prosecutor's office|

HANCOCK COUNTY — She was all smiles, and so was everyone standing with her during a graduation celebration at the Hancock County Courthouse. Lisa Kane has taken concrete steps forward by grabbing control of her life, with the help from county officials whose goal is to rehabilitate addicts. Kane, 42, Greenfield, was the 101st person

Hancock County mom pushes for stricter laws after son ingested cocaine during visit with dad

2019-08-12T21:16:11+00:00August 12th, 2019|CBS 4, Child abuse, Drug Abuse|

HANCOCK COUNTY, Ind. — A mom in Hancock County is pushing for stricter laws after she says her baby ingested cocaine. Jennifer Trattner supports Senate Bill 323 which is making its way through the state legislature. She’s motivated by what she calls a painful few years. Her 2-year-old son Asher is active. He constantly plays with cars

Docs: Man threatened to kill highway department workers over flowers

2019-08-12T19:48:38+00:00July 9th, 2019|Murder, Prosecutor's office, WISH TV|

GREENFIELD, Ind. (WISH) — A man in Hancock County faces criminal charges for threatening to kill Highway Department workers. Prosecutors say it started in a dispute over flowers. According to the probable cause affidavit, the situation escalated very quickly and prosecutors say it could be potentially harmful if they didn’t pursue charges. 69-year-old

2 Greenfield students in custody after shooting threat to graduation practice

2019-08-12T19:45:23+00:00June 8th, 2019|Murder, Prosecutor's office, WISH TV|

GREENFIELD, Ind. (WISH) — A man in Hancock County faces criminal charges for threatening to kill Highway Department workers. Prosecutors say it started in a dispute over flowers. According to the probable cause affidavit, the situation escalated very quickly and prosecutors say it could be potentially harmful if they didn’t pursue charges. 69-year-old

Prosecutor says IMPD officer went beyond parental rights spanking child

2019-08-14T14:31:54+00:00May 3rd, 2019|Child abuse, High-profile cases, Police Department, WTHR|

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - An Indianapolis police officer is accused of going too far and crossing the line that separates parental discipline from the crime of felony battery. IMPD placed officer Derek Ethridge on administrative leave. The 29-year-old is charged in Hancock County with battery resulting in bodily injury to a person less than 14 years

IMPD officer facing felony charges in Hancock County

2019-08-14T14:25:02+00:00May 3rd, 2019|Child abuse, High-profile cases, Police Department, WTHR|

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — An IMPD officer is in serious trouble with the law. The Hancock County Prosecutor filed charges against Derek Ethridge. Ethridge is facing felony battery charges for an incident May 1. He's accused of battery resulting in bodily injury on a person under the age of 14. Hancock County court records show the

Court documents shed new light on suspect accused of raping two elderly women

2019-08-12T21:01:40+00:00April 30th, 2019|CBS 4, Rape, Robbery, Sex crimes, Victims of Crime|

GREENFIELD, Ind.– A man is behind bars, now linked to the sexual assault of two elderly women in Central Indiana. However court documents show, these cases may not be the first time the suspect is accused of this type of crime. Charges were filed against Samuel L. Patterson, 56, in Marion County for rape, burglary,

Man faces charges in rapes of women living at retirement communities

2019-08-12T19:39:06+00:00April 26th, 2019|Daily Reporter, Domestic violence, Rape, Sex crimes, WISH TV|

McCORDSVILLE, Ind. (WISH) — A man described by authorities as a violent sexual predator is accused of raping two elderly women living in two different retirement communities. According to News 8’s newsgathering partners at the Greenfield Daily Reporter, Samuel L. Patterson, 56, of Indianapolis, has been in the Marion County jail since February on charges of raping a 77-year-old Lawrence woman