Brent E. Eaton,
Undergraduate: Wabash College
Law School: IU School of Law Indianapolis
Experience: Deputy Prosecutor Marion County 2002-2003; Deputy Prosecutor Hancock County 2003-2006; Private practice 2006-2014; Hancock County Prosecutor 2015-present.
General information: Brent serves on the Board of Directors for The Landing Teen Recovery Program and Nameless Creek Youth Camp. He also serves on the Hancock County Community Corrections Advisory Board, the Hancock County Drug Court and is involved in the Hancock County Heroin Protocol Program, the Hancock County Law Enforcement Council and the Hancock County School Safety Commission.
As a litigator Brent has served as counsel in more than 100 bench trials for all types of offenses, and approximately 35 jury trials to final verdict, including multiple trials for murder. He is actively involved in hearings in the courts on a weekly basis.
As Prosecutor, he has been recognized for his work in combating substance abuse in Hancock County by Neighborhoods Against Substance Abuse (NASA) and for his work in prosecuting impaired driving by Mother’s Against Drunk Driving (MADD). He also has been recognized for his crime fighting efforts by the Cumberland Police Department as their 2015 “Crime Fighter of the Year.”
He is a lifelong member of Bradley United Methodist Church and lives in Greenfield with his wife and their four children.