In 2015, 5,752 criminal cases were filed by the Clark County Prosecuting Attorney, including 2,437 felony cases and 3,315 misdemeanor cases. In addition, 479 juvenile delinquency and status cases were filed by the Clark County Prosecuting Attorney. 3,814 open cases were handled by the Child Support Division, resulting in collections of $7.6 million. 10,650 infraction cases were filed and completed. 176 Citizen Complaints and police referrals were received and processed. 156 Citations were served for the payment of bad checks presented for prosecution, resulting in collections of over $26,000.
CRIMINAL DIVISION - Handles felony and
misdemeanor prosecutions in 5 Clark County
Courts. Includes everything from Public
Intoxication to Capital Murder.
CHILD SUPPORT DIVISION -
Responsible for the enforcement of child support orders in divorce
and paternity cases. In appropriate cases, blood tests are performed
and paternity actions are filed. Contact: Sarah M. Hart, Deputy
Prosecuting Attorney at (812) 285-6261.
VICTIM ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Established in 1990, the Victim Assistance
Program serves as an advocate for victims,
keeping them informed on the progress of their
case through the criminal justice system,
assisting in the application for crime victim
compensation and restitution, and acting as a liaison with other
social service agencies. Contact: Carmen Croudep, Victim Advocate at (812) 285-6264.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE UNIT - Established in 1996 as part of
the Violence Against Women Act, the Domestic
Violence Unit includes a Deputy Prosecuting
Attorney and a Victim Advocate whose mission is
to handle all domestic violence cases filed by
the Clark County Prosecuting Attorney. Contact: Carmen Croudep, Victim Advocate at (812) 285-6264.
DRUG PROSECUTIONS - Includes a
Deputy Prosecuting Attorney and officers from
area law enforcement agencies who specialize in
the investigation and prosecution of crimes
relating to controlled substances and legend
drugs. All felony drug cases are filed in Clark
Circuit Court #2. Contact: Zynthia Arocena McCrite, Deputy
Prosecuting Attorney at (812) 285-6264.
- Local Merchants and private individuals in
receipt of checks, returned for insufficient
funds or on a closed account, are provided
direction and assistance for collection. In the
event payment is not received after notice, the
case may be referred to a Deputy Prosecuting
Attorney for the filing of criminal charges.
Contact: Jessica Kesler, Check Collection
Specialist at (812) 285-6264.
ABUSE AND NEGLECT - The most vulnerable
in our society deserve special protections. When
a child is the victim of physical or sexual
abuse, or neglected by parents or other adults,
law enforcement works with The Division of
Families and Children, Child Protective Services
to investigate. A Child In Need of Services
(CHINS) Petition may be filed, the child or
parent may be removed from the home, and/or
criminal charges may be filed. All criminal
charges are supervised by Jeremy Mull, Prosecuting Attorney.
JUVENILES - Indiana Law generally requires
that crimes committed by those under the age of eighteen (18) years
be treated differently. A child under eighteen (18) years of age
who commits a crime, or who is considered a truant, a runaway, or
incorrigible, has committed a delinquent act, and a Delinquency
Petition may be filed. All Delinquency Petitions are filed in the
Juvenile Court, Clark Circuit Court #4. All Delinquency Petitions
are supervised by Linda Lamping, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
PROTECTIVE SERVICES - The most vulnerable in our society deserve
special protections. When an adult is incapable of managing their
own affairs or providing self-care, and threatened with exploitation
or neglect they are considered an "endangered adult."
Adult Protective Services is a specialized unit of investigators
from around the state whose duty it is to protect endangered adults
from abuse. APS investigations may result in criminal charges being
filed. Contact: Patricia Ballard, Investigator at (812) 285-6364 / 285-6264.
DIVERSION / DEFERRAL PROGRAM
- Established in 2012, the Diversion Program allows those charged with most Misdemeanors and Level 5 and Level 6 Felonies to have their charges dismissed without conviction upon the completion of certain conditions, which may include the payment of victim restitution and court costs, mandatory treatment and counseling, regular reporting and drug testing. Admission to the program is determined by the Prosecuting Attorney. Those charged with Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated are not eligible. Also established in 2012, the Deferral Program allows safe drivers with a good driving record to maintain that record. Upon the payment of program fees and successful completion of program conditions, after 6 months a Citation will be dismissed. Contact: Laura Cain, Diversion & Deferral Coordinator or Andrew Steele, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney at (812) 285-6264.
The Prosecuting Attorney is
the chief law enforcement officer of Clark
County, commanding the assistance of six (6)
local law enforcement agencies, as well as Town
Marshals and Deputies in Borden and Utica.
Indiana State Police
Clark County Sheriff
Utica Town Marshal
Borden Town Marshal
Lt. Christopher Keeton
Sheriff Jamey Noel
Chief Kenny Kavanaugh
Chief Mark R. Palmer
Chief William R. Whelan
Chief Keith McDonald
Marshal Richard Clark
Marshal Brian Meyer
The Prosecuting Attorney,
Deputy Prosecuting Attorneys, and Investigators
of the Prosecuting Attorney are law enforcement
officers under Indiana law.
While Indiana statutes allow a Prosecuting Attorney to elect part-time status, all Clark
County Prosecuting Attorneys since 1971 have been full-time Prosecutors,
with no private law practice. The current Clark County Prosecuting
Attorney, Jeremy Mull, was first elected in 2014 and took office on January 1, 2015.
||2015 - present
| Steven D. Stewart
||1989 - 2014
| Jerome F. Jacobi
||1983 - 1989
| Daniel F. Donahue
|| 1971 - 1982
| Robert L. Schnatter
||1963 - 1970
| Howard J. Snyder
||1959 - 1962
| Edward N. Bolly
||1947 - 1958
| Earl A. Dunlevy
||1943 - 1946
| Homer D. Smith
||1939 - 1942
| Clyde F. Crooks
||1933 - 1938
| Albert Meranda
||1931 - 1932
| Walter E. Prentice
||1929 - 1930
| Grover C. Todd
||1925 - 1928
| James L. Bottorff
||1921 - 1924
| Claude B. McBride
||1917 - 1920
| Warren B. Allison
||1913 - 1916
| George C. Kopp
||1909 - 1912
| Charles K. Zollman
||1905 - 1908
| Frank M. Mayfield
||1901 - 1904
| Harry C. Montgomery
||1897 - 1900
| Edgar A. Howard
||1893 - 1896
| George E. Cull
||1891 - 1892
STAFF - DEPUTY PROSECUTING ATTORNEYS
TIMOTHY L. GRAY, CHIEF DEPUTY
1986 B.A. Political Science, Indiana University SE
1992 Juris Doctor, Indiana University School of Law
Admitted to Practice: 1992
Clark County Deputy 1992-96; Floyd County Deputy 2006-14
Clark County Chief Deputy since Januay 1, 2015.
ANDREW O. STEELE
1997 B.A. Political Science, Indiana University Bloomington
2002 Juris Doctor, City University of New York
Admitted to Practice: 2003, Clark County Deputy
LINDA R. LAMPING
1975 B.A. English Literature, Indiana University SE
1980 Juris Doctor, Indiana University Indianapolis
Admitted to Practice: 1980, Clark County Deputy
SARAH M. HART
1987 B.A. Psychology, Indiana University Bloomington
1991 Juris Doctor, Loyola Law School (Los Angeles)
Admitted to Practice: 1991, Clark County Deputy
ZYNTHIA L. AROCENA MCCRITE
2010 B.A. Political Science, Florida International University
2013 Juris Doctor, Ave Maria School of Law (Naples)
Admitted to Practice: 2014, Clark County Deputy
TIMOTHY G. CURRY
1999 B.S. Political Science. Indiana State University
2005 Juris Doctor, Valparaiso University School of Law
Tippecanoe County Deputy Prosecutor 2007-2012
Warrick County Deputy Prosecutor 2006-2007
Admitted to Practice: 2005, Clark County Deputy since 2016.
2002 B.A. Political Science, IU Southeast
2017 M.A. Political Science, University of Louisville
2008 Juris Doctor, University of Dayton
Admitted to Practice: 2008, Clark County Deputy since 2017.
2011 B.S. Economics, Ball State University
2014 Juris Doctor, Indiana University Indianapolis
Admitted to Practice: 2016.
Clark County Deputy since 2019.
2005 B.A. English, Eastern Kentucky University
2012 Juris Doctor, Western Michigan University Law School
Admitted to Practice: 2019, Clark County Deputy since 2020.
2010 B.A. Psychology, Transylvania University
2016 Juris Doctor, University of Louisville
Admitted to Practice: 2018, Clark County Deputy since 2020
ADAM C. POTTS
2003, B.A. Corporate Communications, University of Kentucky
2015 Juris Doctor, Northern Kentucky University
Admitted to Practice: 2019, Clark County Deputy since 2020
KRISTA A. WILLIKE
2010 B.A. Communications, Bellarmine University
2013 Juris Doctor, University of Louisville
School of Law
Admitted to Practice: 2014, Clark County Deputy since 2021 .
J. MATTHEW R. HOWERTON
2013 B.A. History/and East Asian Cultures, Indiana University
2017 Juris Doctor, Indiana University Bloomington
Admitted to Practice: 2017.
Clark County Deputy since 2021.
STEVEN D. STEWART
1977 B.A. History, Indiana University SE
1979 Juris Doctor, University of Louisville
School of Law
Admitted to Practice: 1980.
Clark County Prosecuting Attorney 1989-2014.
Clark County Deputy since 2015.