Prosecuting Attorney – prosecutes habitual criminals and murder cases in Circuit, Superior I and II
Mr. Shipman became the elected Prosecuting Attorney of Wayne County in 2005. He has served as a deputy or chief deputy prosecutor since 1997. He prosecutes habitual offender (non-driving) felony cases as well as murder cases. During his career he has served as special prosecutor in six other Indiana counties. In 1993 he graduated from Indiana State University with a B.S. degree in Criminology. In 1996, he graduated from Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis. He is a founding member of JACY (Justice and Advocacy Center for Youth) a forensic interviewing facility for children who have been abused. He is also a member of the Indiana Prosecuting Attorney Council’s Capital Litigation Committee, Child Fatality Review Team and other committees. Outside of the office he enjoys being at the gym, cycling and outdoor activities with his children.
Chief Deputy Prosecutor – assigned to Circuit Court
Ms. Drake joined the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office in 2011. She graduated summa cum laude from Georgetown College, Georgetown, Kentucky, in 1999 with a B.A. degree in Political Science and graduated from the Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington in 2003. Following graduation, April worked in private practice before focusing on criminal law, joining the Wayne County Public Defender’s Office in 2009. Assigned to the Wayne County Circuit Court as Deputy Prosecutor, she handles all levels of Felony cases filed in that Court. She is a member of the Wayne County Bar Association, formerly serving as Secretary, as well as a member of the Wayne County Community Corrections Committee.
David (Lonnie) McClintock
Deputy Prosecutor – assigned to Wayne Superior Court III
A recipient of the 2005 Indiana Governor’s Council award for Outstanding Prosecutor on Impaired & Dangerous Driving cases, Mr. McClintock has served as a deputy prosecutor in Wayne Superior Court III for 21 years. His main responsibilities include prosecuting all traffic and misdemeanor cases, such as Operating While Intoxicated, Domestic Battery, Possession of Marijuana, Conversion, and Habitual Traffic Violator cases. He graduated from Hagerstown Jr./Sr. High School in 1987, from Wabash College in 1991, and from Indiana University School of Law in 1994. He also served as a Member of the OWI Mentor Program for Prosecutors for over 3 years. He has sought a balance to his professional pursuits with family life, sports, and Bible studies.
Teresa L. Ashcraft
Deputy Prosecutor – assigned to Wayne Superior Court II
Ms. Ashcraft joined the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office in 2015. She graduated summa cum laude from Tennessee Technological University in 2010 with a B.S. in Political Science and graduated summa cum laude from Michigan State University College of Law in 2013. Prior to joining the prosecutor’s office, she worked in private practice in Muncie, focusing on debt collection and family law for two years. She is currently on the steering committee for the Juvenile Detention Alternatives initiative. In addition to this position, she enjoys working as a head volleyball coach at Munciana Volleyball Club since 2013.
Blaine F. Burgess
Deputy Prosecutor – assigned to Wayne Superior Court I
Mr. Burgess joined the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office in 2016. He graduated magna cum laude from Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky, in 2011 with a B.A. in History and graduated summa cum laude from Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University, in 2014. After graduation, Blaine worked in private practice in Cincinnati, Ohio, focusing on criminal defense and immigration law. Assigned to Wayne Superior Court I, he handles all levels of felony cases.
Natalie A. Fantetti
Deputy Prosecutor – assigned to Wayne Superior Court III and Juvenile Delinquency
Ms. Fantetti joined the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office in 2016. She graduated from Valparaiso University in 2005 with a B.A. degree in Sociology. In 2010, she received her law degree from the John Marshall Law School in Chicago. After graduating law school, she was employed as a Staff Attorney with the Department of Child Services for over two years. Prior to joining the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office, she was with the Wayne County Public Defender’s Officer. She is currently on the steering committee for the Juvenile Detention Alternatives initiative.
Deputy Prosecutor – assigned to Circuit Court, Superior I & II
Ms. Lane has been a deputy prosecuting attorney with the Child Support Division of the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office since 2004. In her capacity as deputy prosecuting attorney, she is assigned to the Wayne County IV-D Court, where she prosecutes civil actions to establish, modify, and enforce child support obligations and establish paternity. Prior to her current position, she served as associate attorney at Gardner, Sayre & Weikart for three years, and as an Equal Justice Fellow at Indiana Legal Services for two years. Ms. Lane graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1994 with a B.A. in English, and she received her law degree from Indiana University-Bloomington in 1998. She is a member of the Wayne County Bar Associate and attends the Hagerstown First United Methodist Church.