Hancock County's criminal cases

About the criminal cases

The August term of the Hancock County grand jury reviewed 144 criminal cases during its six-month term.

According to a final report filed Feb. 2, the cases were handled as follows:

True bills: 85 indictments returned (5 indicted as habitual offenders, 8 cases recommended for enhanced penalties)

No true bills: 26 cases had insufficient evidence to indict

Cases passed to the next grand jury: 5

Cases returned to law enforcement: 27

Cases docketed in error: 1