Brookville Man Sentenced for involuntary manslaughter

BROOKVILLE, Ohio (WDTN) – Brian Hawk, Brookville, has been sentenced to a total of 4 and half years in the penitentiary for the heroin overdose death of 44‐year‐old Jeffrey Clark of Brookville.

Hawk was convicted of one count of involuntary manslaughter, and one count of trafficking in drugs.

In an unrelated case, the he was also convicted of one count of possession of heroin.

On May 31, 2014, friends of the Clark called 911 after the victim was found to be unresponsive, and they could not wake him.

The investigation found that Hawk provided heroin to the Clark and another person had called 911.

Prosecutor Heck committed:

“Those who sell, give or provide heroin, or any illegal drug, to another person who then dies from an overdose should be on notice that we will prosecute and hold you accountable for that person’s death. I want to commend the Brookville Police Department for their tireless efforts in this case in ensuring justice for the victim.”

Brookville Police Major Tom Simon added,

“We are pleased with the outcome in this case. I want to express our thanks to the Prosecutor’s Office for their hard work and to the citizens of Brookville for their cooperation. Hopefully this case will serve as a deterrent to others.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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