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

Rape survivor recognized for efforts in changing law

2018-04-11T18:38:49+00:00April 11th, 2018|Domestic violence, Fox 59, Prosecutor's office, Rape, WXIN|

GREENFIELD, Ind. – A rape survivor set out to change the law regarding the statute of limitations and saw Jenny's Law come to fruition. Now her hometown is recognizing her efforts during National Crime Victims' Rights Week Jenny Wendt said a third date while she was in nursing school in central Indiana ended in her rape years

19-year-old charged with reckless homicide after Greenfield teen’s overdose death

2018-02-11T18:59:20+00:00February 11th, 2018|Drug Abuse, WXIN|

 GREENFIELD, Ind. – Prosecutors in Hancock County have charged at 19-year-old in connection with the overdose death of a teen earlier this year. Around noon on Jan. 3, 2018, Greenfield police and EMS units were called to a home in the 900 block of Gondola Run for an unresponsive person. There they found 16-year-old

Greenfield teen parents waived to adult court to face charges in baby neglect case

2018-01-04T18:24:25+00:00January 4th, 2018|Child abuse, Neglect, WXIN|

GREENFIELD, Ind.-- Two teenage parents now face charges in adult court in connection with severe injuries to their then 6-week-old baby. According to investigators, the baby’s injuries are consistent with shaken baby syndrome. Brandon Kimberlin, who turned 17 in December , and Caitlin Mann, who just turned 18 in November, face two counts of neglect of

Four people arrested after 8-week-old in Greenfield suffers life-threatening injuries

2017-12-28T21:33:55+00:00December 11th, 2017|Child abuse, WXIN|

GREENFIELD, Ind. – Police arrested four people, including two juveniles, after an 8-week-old baby was severely injured. According to investigators, the baby’s injuries are consistent with shaken baby syndrome. First responders were called to the Greenfield home last month after the family says the infant was coughing up blood. According to court documents, the baby’s family didn't

Man accused of scamming 85-year-old out of thousands in Hancock County

2017-12-28T21:26:57+00:00September 5th, 2017|Fraud, WXIN|

HANCOCK COUNTY, Ind. – Investigators are looking for a man accused of scamming a senior citizen out of thousands of dollars. An arrest warrant has been issued for 27-year-old Eddie Harrison. Earlier this summer, 85-year-old Lloyd Dobbins thought he was getting a good deal on driveway work, he was actually getting taken advantage of. “These

Man found guilty of murdering Greenfield woman who hired him for housework

2018-01-23T18:33:09+00:00July 26th, 2017|High-profile cases, Murder, Robbery, WXIN|

UPDATE:  Spencer Spielman was sentenced to 55 years of prison with 50 days executed and 5 days suspended. His approximate out date is in 2054. ORIGINAL STORY:  GREENFIELD, Ind. — A 20-year-old man was found guilty in the death of a Greenfield woman Wednesday. A Hancock County jury found Spencer Spielman guilty of murder, robbery