By Kristen Eskow, Fox 59 INDIANAPOLIS — A new state law going into effect next month will expand Indiana’s ability to process digital evidence in criminal investigations. The state will begin the process of adding six new high-tech crime units across Indiana. Currently, there are only four statewide — located in Marion, Tippecanoe, Vanderburgh and
By Kristy Deer, Greenfield Daily Reporter GREENFIELD — Sitting at the witness stand, the woman told the judge, prosecutors and others in the courtroom how her mother feared for her life and had even moved in with her the past two months while she tried to break away from her estranged boyfriend, Ronald Lee McClure.
By Kristy Deer, Greenfield Daily Reporter HANCOCK COUNTY — An Indianapolis man has been arrested and is facing multiple felony charges, including attempted murder, after a woman was stabbed in the chest Saturday night, May 8, at the Speedway store, 5972 W. U.S. 40. Ronald Lee McClure, 49, Indianapolis, is in custody at the Hancock
By Kristy Deer, Greenfield Daily Reporter HANCOCK COUNTY — Every crime victim whose case makes its way through the county courts is assisted by Shannon Crull. The county prosecutor’s victim assistant specialist handles as many as 500 cases at a time, and that doesn’t even include the hundreds of juvenile cases on which she also works
By Kristy Deer, Greenfield Daily Reporter HANCOCK COUNTY — When Brent Eaton became county prosecutor in 2015, he noted it had been years since the prosecutor’s office had secured a rape conviction. That was an alarming statistic, Eaton said. “You’re looking at a decade and a half to two decades since that had happened,” Eaton said.
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
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,
By Kristy Deer, Greenfield Daily Reporter HANCOCK COUNTY — Several defendants facing serious felony charges had their cases settled this week through plea agreements. Judge Scott Sirk handed down the sentences Tuesday, Dec. 1, in Hancock County Superior Court 1. Raney Shay Jones, 29, Greenfield, was given a nine-year sentence with four years to be
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
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,