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So far Hancock County Prosecutor has created 126 blog entries.

Judicial system works to reduce jail population

2020-10-19T18:49:36+00:00April 14th, 2020|Daily Reporter, Prosecutor's office|

By Kristy Deer, Greenfield Daily Reporter HANCOCK COUNTY — It’s not a free “get out of jail card,” Prosecutor Brent Eaton said. But bail review and early release for inmates are hot topics at the Hancock County prosecutor’s office. The American Civil Liberties Union’s efforts to bring about the release of inmates held in Indiana jails

Sheriff envisions treatment center for drugs, mental health

2020-10-19T18:47:07+00:00February 22nd, 2020|Daily Reporter, Drug Abuse, Police Department, Prosecutor's office|

By Jessica Karins, Greenfield Daily Reporter GREENFIELD — Hancock County Sheriff Brad Burkhart has a proposal for a new program he believes could help county residents struggling with mental health issues or substance abuse, while avoiding charging them with a crime. “The state mindset right now is mental health, addictions. They’re trying to come up with

Prosecutor hires new chief deputy

2020-10-19T18:45:02+00:00February 21st, 2020|Daily Reporter, Prosecutor's office|

By Kristy Deer, Greenfield Daily Reporter HANCOCK COUNTY — Prosecutor Brent Eaton has hired a new chief deputy prosecutor. Aimee Herring has prosecuted major crimes, including homicides, as a deputy prosecutor in St. Joseph County. She also has worked with a special victims unit dealing with domestic violence and crimes against children for the past several

MUSICAL CHAIRS: Possible changes to county buildings cause consternation among some officials

2020-10-19T18:43:37+00:00February 20th, 2020|Daily Reporter, Prosecutor's office|

By Jessica Karins, Greenfield Daily Reporter GREENFIELD — With the approval of a plan to build a new sheriff’s administration building at the site of the new Hancock County jail, county government is looking for ways to use other county buildings that maximize benefits for all departments. It will be at least five years before any

Hancock County to charge drug users in a new approach to stop the cycle of overdoses

2020-10-19T17:45:09+00:00February 19th, 2020|Drug Abuse, Rehab, WTHR|

HANCOCK COUNTY, Ind. (WTHR) – Hancock County is trying a new approach to tackling the opioid crisis. It involves charging people who overdose with a drug crime in the hopes of stopping the cycle of drug abuse, but critics worry it will criminalize addiction instead. Greenfield Police Chief Jeff Rasche said the approach is

Hancock County begins criminal prosecution of overdose cases

2020-10-19T18:16:46+00:00February 12th, 2020|Drug Abuse, WXIN|

by: Kelly Reinke HANCOCK COUNTY, Ind. — The prosecutor in Hancock County is now filing charges against people who overdose and he is getting help from the Greenfield Police Department. They hope this aggressive approach gets more people the treatment they need. Prosecutor Brent Eaton and officers think this could save lives. “The choice to

Hancock County begins criminal prosecution of overdose cases

2020-10-19T18:06:59+00:00February 12th, 2020|Uncategorized|

by: Kelly Reinke HANCOCK COUNTY, Ind. — The prosecutor in Hancock County is now filing charges against people who overdose and he is getting help from the Greenfield Police Department. They hope this aggressive approach gets more people the treatment they need. Prosecutor Brent Eaton and officers think this could save lives. “The choice to

Hancock County prosecutors begin criminal charges for overdoses

2020-10-19T17:54:10+00:00February 12th, 2020|CBS 4, Drug Abuse|

by: Kelly Reinke HANCOCK COUNTY, Ind. -- The prosecutor in Hancock County is now filing charges against people who overdose and he is getting help from the Greenfield Police Department. They hope this aggressive approach gets more people the treatment they need. Prosecutor Brent Eaton and officers think this could save lives. "The choice to do

Nix handed max sentence, will spend decades in prison

2020-10-19T18:42:12+00:00February 4th, 2020|Child abuse, Daily Reporter, Rape, Sex crimes|

By Kristy Deer, Greenfield Daily Reporter HANCOCK COUNTY — Deputy prosecutor Catherine Wilson didn’t smile, but there was a look of relief on her face when she heard the details of the sentence being handed down to Hayden J. Nix. Nix got 16 years for sexually assaulting a teenage girl, the fourth time a judge has

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