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32-year-old Sparta man in court Monday on homicide charges



A 32-year-old Sparta man is facing homicide charges.


The Sparta Police Department announced it arrested Shawn Hock in connection with the death of 32-year-old Sparta native Sara Latimer.

Police responded to a call on May 10 and found Latimer dead on Jefferson Avenue.

Hock is facing multiple charges in her death — which could be domestic abuse — including 1st degree intentional homicide.

Other charges filed by the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office include:

• 2 counts of Aggravated Battery with a domestic abuse enhancer
• 2 counts of Disorderly Conduct with a domestic abuse enhancer
• Manufacture/Deliver Methamphetamine
• Possession of Drug Paraphernalia as a repeat offender

Hock was already in custody on unrelated charges, police said.

His initial court appearance is 1 p.m. Monday in Monroe County Circuit Court.

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