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Man gets 7 years for dealing

2018-06-22T15:21:19+00:00June 22nd, 2018|Daily Reporter, Drug Abuse|

By Caitlin VanOverberghe, Greenfield Daily Reporter GREENFIELD — A man will serve a seven-year sentence after admitting to selling methamphetamine out of his Greenfield apartment. But prosecutors were forced to drop a charge of dealing a controlled substance the man had also faced after lab results showed he hadn’t coated candies with enough drugs to warrant

Child neglect cases highlight importance of reporting suspected abuse

2018-04-19T02:02:21+00:00April 19th, 2018|CBS 4, Child abuse prevention, Fox 59, WXIN|

HANCOCK COUNTY, Ind. – April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. In Hancock County, there have been a handful of child neglect cases in the last few years that bring awareness to the importance of protecting children. The May 2015 death of Zoey Wagoner is still on the minds of many in the community. The 1-year-old

Organizations work to promote child abuse prevention

2018-04-19T02:00:07+00:00April 19th, 2018|Child abuse prevention, Daily Reporter|

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

2018-04-11T18:38:49+00:00April 11th, 2018|Domestic violence, Fox 59, Prosecutor's office, Rape, WXIN|

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

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

2018-02-11T19:10:45+00:00February 11th, 2018|Daily Reporter, Drug Abuse|

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,

19-year-old charged with reckless homicide after Greenfield teen’s overdose death

2018-02-11T18:59:20+00:00February 11th, 2018|Drug Abuse, WXIN|

 GREENFIELD, Ind. – Prosecutors in Hancock County have charged at 19-year-old in connection with the overdose death of a teen earlier this year. Around noon on Jan. 3, 2018, Greenfield police and EMS units were called to a home in the 900 block of Gondola Run for an unresponsive person. There they found 16-year-old

Shirley man sentenced to 27 years for rape, maintains innocence despite apology during hearing

2018-01-23T18:41:05+00:00January 18th, 2018|Daily Reporter, Rape|

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

Greenfield teen parents waived to adult court to face charges in baby neglect case

2018-01-04T18:24:25+00:00January 4th, 2018|Child abuse, Neglect, WXIN|

GREENFIELD, Ind.-- Two teenage parents now face charges in adult court in connection with severe injuries to their then 6-week-old baby. According to investigators, the baby’s injuries are consistent with shaken baby syndrome. Brandon Kimberlin, who turned 17 in December , and Caitlin Mann, who just turned 18 in November, face two counts of neglect of