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

Greenfield boy reports mom forced him to beg for money at gas stations, eat from the trash

2017-09-25T16:13:36+00:00July 18th, 2017|CBS 4, Child abuse, Neglect|

GREENFIELD, Ind. — A Greenfield mom and her boyfriend are facing child neglect charges after police report a boy claims he was forced to beg for money at gas stations and eat from the trash. Telisa Parrish was arrested on charges of battery and neglect of a dependent. Her 11-year-old son told police she beat

Man arrested after fatal Hancock County wreck

2017-09-25T16:16:14+00:00July 3rd, 2017|CBS 4|

HANCOCK COUNTY, IN– A 23-year old man is facing multiple charges after investigators said he crashed his car and left the scene of a fatal wreck. Investigators said June 24th, the drivers of a Nissan Maxima and Dodge Caravan crashed at CR 800 West and CR 350 North on the Marion and Hancock County line.

Officials in Hancock County say program to help inmates break heroin addiction shows promise

2017-09-25T16:18:04+00:00June 1st, 2017|CBS 4, Rehab|

GREENFIELD, Ind.- Hancock County says a program to get inmates off heroin is making headway. Late last year, they started offering inmates Vivitrol—a drug used to keep opioid addicts from craving the narcotic. Now county officials say the results are promising when it comes to keeping people off drugs and out of jail. Officials are

Greenfield mother arrested, accused of beating sons for opening Christmas gifts early

2017-09-25T16:26:41+00:00December 21st, 2016|CBS 4, Child abuse|

UPDATE: Sascha Collins pleaded guilty to domestic battery with bodily injury to a person under 14 on March 22, 2017. She was sentenced to 1,092 days of confinement with 3 days of jail credit. GREENFIELD, Ind.- A Greenfield mother is facing charges after police say she beat her two young sons after they opened their

Former UPS worker and two other men arrested for stealing packages from porches

2017-09-25T16:28:44+00:00December 19th, 2016|CBS 4, Robbery|

Investigators arrested a former UPS worker and two of his friends for stealing packages from front porches. “As people begin to get more packages there’s probably going to be more opportunity for people to take what’s not theirs,” explains Brent Eaton, Hancock County prosecutor. 19-year-old Jacob Bledsoe, 18-year-old Cameron Gaines and 18-year-old Evan France are