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Prosecutor raises concerns about disparities

2021-02-13T15:44:08+00:00January 23rd, 2021|Daily Reporter, Prosecutor's office|

By Jessica Karins, Greenfield Daily Reporter GREENFIELD — County officials are in dispute after the county’s prosecutor raised concerns that some defendants in the court system may be treated unfairly during sentencing because they are not fluent English speakers. Prosecutor Brent Eaton is advocating for general sentencing guidelines that would help avoid the issue of

Prosecutor’s office sets record for child support collections amid pandemic

2021-02-13T15:41:07+00:00January 20th, 2021|Daily Reporter, Prosecutor's office|

By Kristy Deer, Greenfield Daily Reporter HANCOCK COUNTY — Making sure the county’s most vulnerable children are cared for properly is a priority with officials from the prosecutor’s office. Despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic the past year, the prosecutor’s office set a record for total child support collections in a one-year period,

SHARING HOPE: Recovery Walk reminds those struggling with addiction they are not alone

2020-10-19T18:26:48+00:00September 29th, 2020|Daily Reporter, Drug Abuse|

By Kristy Deer, Greenfield Daily Reporter HANCOCK COUNTY — Lyndsey Denney’s immediate family huddled together in the Courthouse Plaza. They were there to tell the crowd how much they miss and love the young woman who died from a drug overdose earlier this summer, despite an intense battle against her addiction. The moment is always the most difficult part

FOCUS ON HOPE: Recovery Walk to spotlight addictions

2020-10-19T18:25:08+00:00September 23rd, 2020|Daily Reporter, Drug Abuse, Zoey's Place|

By Kristy Deer, Greenfield Daily Reporter HANCOCK COUNTY — Her name was Lyndsey Nicole Denney, and she died from a drug overdose — heroin and fentanyl — on July 19. The Greenfield native was only 20 years old. Far too young to really branch out into the world to make a real difference capitalizing on her outgoing,

Judge accepts plea deal in rape case

2020-10-19T18:20:23+00:00August 1st, 2020|Daily Reporter, Rape|

By Kristy Deer - HANCOCK COUNTY — Judge Marie Castetter on Friday, July 31, reluctantly accepted a plea agreement in a rape case in which the defendant admitted guilt to two misdemeanor charges. Nabil Zaim, 36, Greenfield, was sentenced to 365 days in jail, with eight days executed and 357 days suspended to probation on a domestic

With precautions in place, courts set to resume jury trials

2020-10-19T18:19:04+00:00July 17th, 2020|Daily Reporter, Prosecutor's office|

By Kristy Deer, Greenfield Daily Reporter HANCOCK COUNTY — Judges were set last week to test their new courtroom safety protocol for a 12-person jury, but the case was settled through a plea agreement and the trial never took place. Still, after suspending jury trials for months, the courts are pushing forward to resume them

Police: Nearly $17,000 in cash, meth found in traffic stop

2020-10-19T18:55:54+00:00June 26th, 2020|Daily Reporter, Drug Abuse|

By Kristy Deer, Greenfield Daily Reporter GREENFIELD — Four people from Vincennes face multiple drug charges stemming from a traffic stop in January during which officers found methamphetamine and almost $17,000 in cash. The prosecutor’s office didn’t file the charges until earlier this month at the completion of an investigation, Prosecutor Brent Eaton said. Catherine Lynn

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