Teen parents face charges after 2-month-old baby put on life support

2017-12-28T21:18:47+00:00December 12th, 2017|Child abuse, WISH TV|

GREENFIELD, Ind. (WISH) — Hancock County prosecutors announced Tuesday two teenage parents are facing charges as their 2-month-old baby recovers from what investigators described as life-threatening injuries. Doctors said the baby’s injuries are consistent with child abuse, according to prosecutors. County Prosecutor Brent Eaton said he’s working to charge the 16-year-old and 17-year-old parents as

Neglect charges filed against family of injured 8-week-old baby

2017-12-28T21:14:51+00:00December 11th, 2017|Child abuse, WISH TV|

GREENFIELD, Ind. — An 8-week-old baby hospitalized in November suffered life-threatening injuries consistent with shaken baby syndrome, according to investigators. Now, prosecutors say they are working to file criminal charges against the child’s four caregivers – including his 16-year-old father, who police believe caused the trauma. The child was put on life support in the intensive care

Prosecutor lectures students on dangers of sexting

2017-12-28T21:12:21+00:00October 11th, 2017|Sex crimes, WISH TV|

 GREENFIELD, Ind. (WISH) — Hancock County schools are teaching kids about the potential legal consequences of sexting. And the county prosecutor is delivering the message. Prosecutor Brent Eaton is giving presentations on the topic at local schools. He said he wanted to educate students on the topic after an investigation that started last spring.

Greenfield man arrested for possession of child pornography

2017-09-25T17:00:04+00:00October 12th, 2016|Child pornography, WISH TV|

GREENFIELD, Ind. (WISH) – Timothy Boyd of Greenfield pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges of possessing child pornography. Tuesday morning state police searched his home in the 1600 block of Whisler Drive. In it they found a computer owned by Boyd with videos and images of child pornography “This specific type of case is

Mother sentenced to 37 years after death of daughter

2017-09-25T16:54:55+00:00March 17th, 2016|Child abuse, WISH TV|

HANCOCK COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) — A Greenfield mother is headed to prison following the 2015 death of her one-year-old daughter. Jessica Merriman, formerly Wagoner, was sentenced to 37 years on Thursday. WISH-TV’s partners at the Greenfield Daily Reporter said that Merriman will serve 25 years in prison followed by 12 years of probation. Court documents stated that

Father and mother facing charges for infant son’s death

2017-09-25T16:49:40+00:00November 12th, 2015|Child abuse, Neglect, WISH TV|

GREENFIELD, Ind. (WISH) – A man is facing charges for the death of his three-month-old son. Charles Jenkins, 21, appeared before a judge Thursday afternoon for his initial court hearing. He has been charged with aggravated battery, neglect of a dependent resulting in death, and possession of marijuana. Hancock County prosecutor Brent Eaton said during

Protect home by thinking like a criminal

2017-09-25T16:35:32+00:00June 22nd, 2015|Burglary prevention, WISH TV|

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Prosecutors from central Indiana shared ways that homeowners could protect their homes on Monday; by thinking like a criminal. The event was the first of many burglary prevention forums that will take place throughout central Indiana. Officials wanted residents to recognize the ways that homes could be made targets including leaving blinds