Howard County, IN

Superior Court I - William Menges, Judge

The Howard Superior Court 1, is a court of general jurisdiction, created by the Indiana Legislature in 1953. Judge Menges is the sixth Judge to serve the Court. Currently, the Court hears primarily criminal drug and domestic violence cases. Judge Menges has established an Adult Drug Court Program, a Domestic Violence Program, and a Re-entry Court Program.


Pleadings may be filed in person during regular business hours, by mail, or by fax (with a hard copy to follow by regular US mail). The Court does not accept electronic filings.


The Court is open daily, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, except for legal holidays as declared by the Howard County Commissioners.


Linda ComfortCourt Reporter/Re-Entry Court Program Administrator
Sally SoupleyAsst. Court Reporter/Drug Court Program Administrator
Cheryl BaysAsst. Court Reporter
Monica LeffertAsst. Court Reporter 
Orville HarnessCourt Security Officer
 Laura Rood Drug Court Case Manager
 Robert Baszner Asst. Drug Court Case Manager
 Brian Day Re-Entry Court Case manager
 Megan Enright Re-Entry Court Case Manager
Jeremie Lovell Re-Entry Court Case Manager
 Megan Bond Re-Entry Court coordinator