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An arrest in Hancock Co. murder investigation

A homicide investigation that includes an arrest is ongoing in Hancock County.

Just after 10 p.m. Thursday, members of the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office and Greenfield Police Department responded to a residence at 5666 E U.S. 40, Greenfield, for a report of a deceased person. On arrival to the address, officers located a deceased male identified as Freddie E Patterson, 69, of Greenfield.

Taken into custody at the scene was Daniel James Smith, 39, of Greenfield, on preliminary murder charges in connection with the death of Patterson.

The Hancock County Sheriff's Office continues investigating this incident.