Daily Reporter

Man gets 7 years for dealing

2018-06-22T15:21:19+00:00June 22nd, 2018|Daily Reporter, Drug Abuse|

By Caitlin VanOverberghe, Greenfield Daily Reporter GREENFIELD — A man will serve a seven-year sentence after admitting to selling methamphetamine out of his Greenfield apartment. But prosecutors were forced to drop a charge of dealing a controlled substance the man had also faced after lab results showed he hadn’t coated candies with enough drugs to warrant

Organizations work to promote child abuse prevention

2018-04-19T02:00:07+00:00April 19th, 2018|Child abuse prevention, Daily Reporter|

By Rorye Hatcher, Daily Reporter GREENFIELD — Blue and silver pinwheels sparkled in the sun, a reminder of the innocence of children and a call to protect that innocence. Representatives from organizations dedicated to promoting child safety converged at the Hancock County Public Library this week to encourage residents to come together to prevent child abuse

Police: Woman accused in teen’s overdose death relapsed following rehab

2018-02-11T19:10:45+00:00February 11th, 2018|Daily Reporter, Drug Abuse|

By Caitlin VanOverberghe, Daily Reporter GREENFIELD — The woman accused of reckless homicide in the overdose death of a local teen also suffered from drug addiction and had relapsed after a stint in rehab, officials said. Prosecutor Brent Eaton talked about Anna Southgate’s history, brushes with the law followed by attempts to get her some help,

Shirley man sentenced to 27 years for rape, maintains innocence despite apology during hearing

2018-01-23T18:41:05+00:00January 18th, 2018|Daily Reporter, Rape|

By By Caitlin VanOverberghe, Daily Reporter A judge ordered Thursday a man convicted of rape to serve 27 years in an Indiana Department of Correction prison. Steven Grogan, 37, of Shirley, was found guilty of rape and battery at the conclusion of a three-day trial in December. Grogan’s is the first rape case to go before

County reserves beds at facility: Officials aim to reduce recidivism, help drug addicts

2017-09-25T17:21:59+00:00August 26th, 2017|Daily Reporter, Rehab|

HANCOCK COUNTY — County officials will spend $18,000 to reserve beds for local offenders at a women’s recovery center in Indianapolis. Four beds at the Dove Recovery House — one of the area’s leading drug-treatment facilities, local officials say — will be set aside for the next year for female offenders from Hancock County who

Prosecutor to handle county drug cases

2017-09-25T17:25:08+00:00August 10th, 2017|Daily Reporter|

GREENFIELD – A woman caught with syringe in her car. A man growing marijuana in his home, another making meth. A teen found with a baggie of heroin. Those are examples of the case files that land on Dave Thornburg’s desk at the Hancock County Prosecutor’s Office every morning. A veteran of the office with

Tracking Predators

2017-11-07T19:38:28+00:00July 12th, 2016|Child abuse, Child abuse prevention, Daily Reporter, Sex crimes, Victims of Crime|

By Caitlin VanOverberghe, Greenfield Daily Reporter The story made national headlines. A 7-year-old boy told his mother that a man sexually abused him in a Greenfield Walmart restroom. The suspect? A convicted child molester. Word of an arrest in the case this month lit up social media and prompted phone calls from national news networks