Hello,

Thanks for visiting our website. We’ve established this website to give the residents of Morgan County, Indiana information on how to pay traffic tickets, learn about child support, protect themselves against scams and identity theft and much more.

Our office and the Morgan County Courthouse are operating on limited hours during the pandemic. We are open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11 am – 2 pm. Admission to the courthouse is limited at this time, we advise calling before any attempt visit our office.

Most issues can be handled over the phone or through email. Our staff is working from home (8am – 4pm) and can be reached by calling our temporary answering service at 765-343-6125. If you would like to contact us via email, please scroll to the bottom of this page for a list of staff email addresses. Contact info for the handling of traffic tickets is also listed below.

Best,
Steve Sonnega
Morgan Co. Prosecutor

5 Safety Rules

Susie’s Place Prevention Education Coordinator, Pamela Meekma, shares 5 rules to teach kids to keep them safe. Watch the short video below!

Visit SusiesPlace.org/prevention for more resources and information.

How to Protect Kids

Everyone in the state of Indiana is a mandated reporter. This means if you suspect child abuse or neglect, you must report it. Call your local police department and/or Department of Child Services Hotline at 1-800-800-5556.

  • Call 911 immediately if the child is in danger.
  • DO make sure the child remains in a safe environment.
  • DO listen to the child.
  • DO NOT try to investigate.
  • DO NOT talk to or confront the abuser.

Every situation is unique and will be treated as the professionals involved deem it necessary and within child’s best interest.

Law enforcement and DCS will contact Susie’s Place if they determine it to be appropriate for the investigation.

Common Behavior Signs and Symptoms

Look for these common signs of maltreatment and report as much as you know:

  1. Visible, unexplained or poorly explained injuries. This may include burns, bruises, or other aggressive marks in the shape of objects. If you’re able to talk to the child and they don’t know how it happened, seem frightened, or something about their story doesn’t make sense, report it.
  2. Abrupt changes in behavior. You may consider this normal for teenagers, but in young children and teens prolonged depression, anxiousness and being withdrawn may be a sign of abuse.
  3. Changes in academic performance or attendance. Unexplained absences are often investigated by schools and may be a sign of trying to hide injuries. Difficulty concentrating and anxiousness are other signs.
  4. Drug or alcohol use, or the odor of drug use can be a sign a child is either using drugs or in an environment where drugs are used.
  5. Overly sexualized behavior can be exhibited in sexual abuse and assault victims. This isn’t limited to behavior, but can also be in the form of sexual language.
  6. Poor hygiene introduces a host of risks to other children, but can also be a sign that parents are neglecting their child at home and it may not be because of sheer poverty. Look for excessively dirty clothes, odor, or lack of appropriate clothes for the weather.
  7. Sleep and eating changes, especially in under-eating and over-sleeping can be signs of neglected children. Sleeping can be used as a measure to “check out” from a situation, too.
  8. Mimicking or returning to earlier behavior, such as sucking a finger or bed-wetting, and an unusually high fear of strangers can be a coping mechanism for abuse.
  9. If a child is afraid of going home, or seems to want to avoid going home, the reason why could be a poor home environment or abuse situation. Especially if you notice a trend where a child wants to avoid a home at particular hours of the day or on weekends or vacations.

PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE – CRIMINAL DIVISION

Steve Sonnega / ssonnega@morgancounty.in.gov

Cassie Starnes / cstarnes@morgancounty.in.gov

Michelle Armstrong / Dom. Viol / marmstrong@morgancounty.in.gov

Lisa Kempf / Sup #3 /  lkempf@morgancounty.in.gov

Jim Martin / Sup #2 /  jmartin@morgancounty.in.gov

Matt Howerton / Juv – City – Town /mhowerton@morgancounty.in.gov

Trevor Johnson / Sup #1 / tjohnson@morgancounty.in.gov

Meghan Dial / Sup # 1 & 2 / mdial@morgancounty.in.gov

Marlene Tyler / Victim Advoc /  mtyler@morgancounty.in.gov

Brian Chambers / Investigator /  bchambers@morgancounty.in.gov

Jan Neace / Diversions & Deferrals / jneace@morgancounty.in.gov

Tina Broyer / Sec Sup 1 & 2 / tbroyer@morgancounty.in.gov

Jessica Lane / Sec Sup 3, City/Town / jbeaman@morgancounty.in.gov

Jodi Law / Sec Cir & Accts Pay / jlaw@morgancounty.in.gov

Traffic Ticket Information –

MOORESVILLE TOWN COURT TRAFFIC TICKETS – pratcliff@mooresville.in.gov

MARTINSVILLE CITY COURT TRAFFIC TICKETS – shymer@martinsville.in.gov

TRAFFIC TICKET DEFERRAL – APPLY ON LINE- Scroll up and click on (yellow) highlighted area at the top of this page.

CHILD SUPPORT DIVISION –

EMAIL:  childsupportenforcement@morgancounty.in.gov                  (please include both parties names and active phone number where the case worker may reach you to verify your identity)

BY PHONE / Call 765-342-0086 and select the appropriate extension. (SEE BELOW)

Father’s Last Name Beginning with the Letters:

A – D  – dial 765-342-0086 enter extension 1006 for Tammi

E – I  – dial 765-342-0086 enter extension 1012 for Dawn

J – P & Y -Z  – dial 765-342-0086 enter extension 1011 for Stephanie

Q – X  – dial 765-342-0086 enter extension 1003 for Amy

Correspondence by Fax 765-342-1107 (Child Support)