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Hancock County mom pushes for stricter laws after son ingested cocaine during visit with dad

2019-08-12T21:16:11+00:00August 12th, 2019|CBS 4, Child abuse, Drug Abuse|

HANCOCK COUNTY, Ind. — A mom in Hancock County is pushing for stricter laws after she says her baby ingested cocaine. Jennifer Trattner supports Senate Bill 323 which is making its way through the state legislature. She’s motivated by what she calls a painful few years. Her 2-year-old son Asher is active. He constantly plays with cars

Court documents shed new light on suspect accused of raping two elderly women

2019-08-12T21:01:40+00:00April 30th, 2019|CBS 4, Rape, Robbery, Sex crimes, Victims of Crime|

GREENFIELD, Ind.– A man is behind bars, now linked to the sexual assault of two elderly women in Central Indiana. However court documents show, these cases may not be the first time the suspect is accused of this type of crime. Charges were filed against Samuel L. Patterson, 56, in Marion County for rape, burglary,

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week begins in Greenfield

2019-08-12T21:11:23+00:00April 8th, 2019|CBS 4, Prosecutor's office, Victims of Crime|

GREENFIELD, Ind. – Leaders in criminal justice have kicked off a week dedicated to victimization and the effects crimes have on people, their families, and the communities. National Crime Victims' Rights Week, which takes place each April, runs this year from April 7 to April 13. On Monday, Greenfield Mayor Chuck Fewell proclaimed

ISP crime labs continue facing backlog due to increase in drug cases

2019-08-12T21:14:43+00:00April 5th, 2019|CBS 4, Police Department, Prosecutor's office|

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Indiana State Police crime labs are getting more cases than scientists can handle and its creating a backlog. When a police agency confiscates drugs, they are sent to one of the state’s four labs. Then, scientists test the chemical compounds to determine what the drug is specifically. Most of the cases submitted

New Hancock County deputy prosecutor being hired to help with influx of cases

2019-08-12T20:59:20+00:00February 27th, 2019|CBS 4, Prosecutor's office|

GREENFIELD, Ind. – The Hancock County Council approved funding for a new deputy prosecutor after a request from the county’s prosecutor, Brent Eaton. Eaton was noticing a dramatic increase in cases and he felt this hire would help their office with the workload. "We are swamped," he said. "You are always swimming upstream

Greenfield child visitation dispute ends with gun fired, grandmothers arrested

2019-08-12T19:55:41+00:00August 23rd, 2018|CBS 4, Child abuse, Domestic violence|

UPDATE (Aug. 23, 2018) -- Tammy Brickles pleaded guilty to battery. She was sentenced to 180 days in jail, with the entirety of the sentence suspended. She was given a year of probation and ordered to have no contact with Horton. In addition, she'll have to undergo anger management counseling. GREENFIELD, Ind. –

Police arrest 18-year-old, juvenile following threat toward event at Greenfield-Central High School

2019-08-12T19:58:58+00:00June 8th, 2018|CBS 4, High-profile cases, Prosecutor's office|

GREENFIELD, Ind.-  Greenfield police made two arrests after a threat was made toward Greenfield-Central High School's graduation rehearsal. Investigators said  18-year-old Clayton Smith was arrested on a felony charge of conspiracy to commit intimidation and a 17-year old was also taken into custody, after they were accused of threatening to shoot up the

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