In 2020, 4,432 criminal cases were filed by the Clark County
Prosecuting Attorney, including 2,166 felony cases and 2,266 misdemeanor cases. In addition,
182 juvenile delinquency and status cases were filed by the Prosecuting Attorney and heard in Juvenile Court.
The Prosecuting Attorney Traffic Division filed and completed 4,340 infraction cases.
The Prosecuting Attorney Child Support Division handled 3,505 open cases during the federal fiscal year
(10/01/2019 to 09/30/2020), resulting in collections of $7.7 million.
CRIMINAL DIVISION - On behalf of the State of Indiana,
handles criminal investigations and felony and misdemeanor prosecutions in 7
Clark County Courts. Includes everything from Disorderly Conduct 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. Crime victims shall always be treated with dignity and respect.
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, or
Charity Mansfield, 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 (APS) 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: David Meachum, Investigator at (812) 285-6364 / 285-6264.
DIVERSION / INFRACTION 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. By statute, those charged with Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated are not eligible.
Also established in 2012, the Infraction 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 6-12 months a Citation will be dismissed. Contact:
Diversion & Deferral Coordinator, or Andrew Steele, Deputy
Prosecuting Attorney at (812) 285-6264.
The Prosecuting Attorney commands 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 Tim Wolff
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, University of Louisville 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
2011 B.S. Economics, Ball State University
2014 Juris Doctor, Indiana University Indianapolis
Admitted to Practice: 2016.
Clark County Deputy since 2019.
2010 B.A. Psychology, Transylvania University
2016 Juris Doctor, University of Louisville
Admitted to Practice: 2018, 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.
ELLIOT DON JEFFERY
2013 B.A. Business Administration, Concordia University
2016 Juris Doctor, University of Louisville School of Law
Admitted to Practice: 2016.
Clark County Deputy since 2021.
2004 B.A. Political Science, Purdue University
2009 Juris Doctor, Hamline University School of Law
Admitted to Practice: 2013, Clark County Deputy since 2021.
R. THOMAS LOWE
1988 B.S. Transportation Mgmt., Indiana University Bloomington
1996 Juris Doctor, Regent University School of Law
Clark County Deputy Prosecutor 1996-2000
Admitted to Practice: 1996, Clark County Deputy since 2022.
2013 B.A. Political Science, University of Kentucky
2016 Juris Doctor, Ohio Northern University
Admitted to Practice: 2019, Clark County Deputy since 2022.
CALVIN A. BLANK
2017 B.S. Biology, Indiana State University
2021 Juris Doctor, Indiana University Indianapolis
Admitted to Practice: 2021, Clark County Deputy since 2022.
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.