Daily Reporter

Hancock County man facing multiple child pornography charges

2019-08-16T19:14:55+00:00August 15th, 2019|Child pornography, Daily Reporter|

GREENFIELD — A Hancock County man has been arrested and charged with 12 counts of child pornography after information from a national tip line led police to a computer in his home. Scott A. Franklin, 48, Greenfield, was booked into the Hancock County Jail Tuesday after the Fishers Police Department, working with the Hamilton County

Drug court approaches 15 years of community work, celebrates new graduate

2019-08-16T19:16:30+00:00August 13th, 2019|Daily Reporter, Drug Abuse, Prosecutor's office|

HANCOCK COUNTY — She was all smiles, and so was everyone standing with her during a graduation celebration at the Hancock County Courthouse. Lisa Kane has taken concrete steps forward by grabbing control of her life, with the help from county officials whose goal is to rehabilitate addicts. Kane, 42, Greenfield, was the 101st person

Man faces charges in rapes of women living at retirement communities

2019-08-12T19:39:06+00:00April 26th, 2019|Daily Reporter, Domestic violence, Rape, Sex crimes, WISH TV|

McCORDSVILLE, Ind. (WISH) — A man described by authorities as a violent sexual predator is accused of raping two elderly women living in two different retirement communities. According to News 8’s newsgathering partners at the Greenfield Daily Reporter, Samuel L. Patterson, 56, of Indianapolis, has been in the Marion County jail since February on charges of raping a 77-year-old Lawrence woman

Events to mark Crime Victims Rights Week

2019-08-16T19:18:16+00:00April 6th, 2019|Daily Reporter, Prosecutor's office, Victims of Crime|

HANCOCK COUNTY — Advocating for crime victims will be in the spotlight next week during a special observance to focus attention on victims’ rights. National Crime Victims Rights Week is Monday through Saturday, and local law enforcement agencies are helping spearhead activities to raise awareness. The weeklong campaign, held each year in April, is designed

Zoey’s Place looking for a home and to secure funding

2019-08-16T19:20:39+00:00March 28th, 2019|Child abuse, Child abuse prevention, Daily Reporter, Victims of Crime|

HANCOCK COUNTY — Giving abused children in Hancock County a safe place to share their stories is what Zoey’s Place is all about. Bridget Foy, who specializes in sex crime cases for the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department, is spearheading efforts along with several local officials to finally get Zoey’s Place — the Hancock County Child Advocacy Center

STARTLING NUMBERS: Stats underscore seriousness of jail, staffing debates

2019-08-16T19:22:26+00:00February 27th, 2019|Daily Reporter, Police Department, Prosecutor's office|

GREENFIELD — When Hancock County Prosecutor Brent Eaton recently went before the county council with a plea to hire a new deputy prosecutor, he had math on his side. The caseload in his office, he said, is up 26 percent since 2010. The number of lower-level felony cases his office handles is up 400 percent

County to hire additional deputy prosecutor

2019-08-16T19:23:24+00:00February 19th, 2019|Daily Reporter, Prosecutor's office|

GREENFIELD — The Hancock County prosecutor’s office will soon have an eighth attorney on staff to help handle the county’s increasing criminal caseload. The Hancock County Council, by a recent vote of 4-3, narrowly approved the addition of a new deputy prosecutor at a salary of $75,000. Council members Bill Bolander, Jeannine Gray and Jim

Child advocacy center earns grant

2019-08-16T19:37:04+00:00September 28th, 2018|Child abuse, Daily Reporter, Victims of Crime, Zoey's Place|

GREENFIELD — Hancock County has received a $25,000 grant to make its child advocacy center a reality. At the same time, those spearheading the project have announced a change in the proposed center’s name that aims to recognize and remember the victim of one of the county’s most notorious child neglect cases. The center —