Man pleads guilty after arrest

GREENFIELD — An Elwood resident who stumbled naked through Riley Park while high on cough syrup was sentenced to about five months in jail after he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges Wednesday.

Kyle Gillam, 20, pleaded guilty to public indecency and resisting law enforcement as part of an agreement with the Hancock County Prosecutor’s Office.

Hancock County Superior Court 2 Judge Dan Marshall sentenced Gillam to serve 164 days in jail and 201 days of probation, court records state. Gillam also will be required to pay $183 in fines.

Gillam was found naked near the baseball fields in Riley Park in Greenfield while youth baseball games were reportedly taking place, police said.

Gillam fought officers as they attempted to detain him and was shot with a Taser three times before he complied. He was transported to Hancock Regional Hospital, where doctors discovered he was hallucinating after overdosing on cough syrup, court documents state.

Once the drugs had worn off, Gillam was taken into police custody and charged with public nudity, public indecency, indecent exposure, public intoxication and resisting law enforcement. Prosecutors agreed to drop three charges in exchange for Gillam’s guilty plea in the remaining two.

Public indecency and resisting law enforcement are both Class A misdemeanors, each carrying a penalty of up to one year in jail and up to $5,000 in fines.

Caitlin VanOverberghe is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at 317-477-3237 or