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Hancock County Grand Jury

McKinney indicted for murder

The Hancock County grand jury met in session and returned indictments. The most serious concerned a murder charge against Lewisport resident Dianna Boyd McKinney. According to the grand jury, in April of this year McKinney shot and killed Roger Benningfield Jr. with a 9mm pistol. She also stands accused of tampering with physical evidence to…

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Commonwealth recommends 10-year sentence during Hancock Court Motion Day

Motion day proceedings / Commonwealth recommends 10-year sentence Commonwealth Attorney Blake Chambers’ office recommended a total of 10 years in jail for Tell City, Ind. resident Steven J. Russelburg on theft and firearms charges. The court found Russelburg guilty of a charge of theft by unlawful taking for taking firearms from Nash Archery and Outdoor…

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Hancock County Grand Jury returned seven indictments on Friday, Oct. 29

The Hancock County Grand Jury convened last week returning seven indictments on Friday, Oct. 29, for charges such as incest, wanton endangerment and drug-related offenses. Those indicted on a True Bill are: • John J. Nelson, of Hawesville, was charged with one count of first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine.) • Nathan E. Hill,…

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