New Starke County Deputy Prosecutor Hired

Prosecutor Nicholas Bourff and Deputy Prosecutor Autumn Ferch

Starke County Prosecutor, Nicholas Bourff, made the announcement yesterday that there is a new Deputy Prosecutor in the office.

“Autumn Ferch has joined our office as a Deputy Prosecutor,” said Bourff. “I’ve known Autumn for a very, very long time and I see value in bringing someone into the office who grew up in Starke County and who calls Starke County home. She will be handling everything in the Knox City Court, as well as several ‘D’ felonies in Starke Circuit Court. She will also handle child support cases too.”

We asked Autumn Ferch why she decided to go into law.

“I decided to go into law when I was in high school,” she replied. “I had family that was involved in law enforcement and it was something that had always interested me. I continued with that interest and went to law school.”

She decided to focus on criminal law.

“I studied many different fields of law when I was an undergraduate and this was the one field that really interested me and kept me interested in the topics and the information that I learned. I continued and focused on criminal law.”

Autumn said she feels more comfortable on the prosecuting side of law, than the defense side.

“When I was in law school, I did some defense work for a short period of time and I knew from the beginning that that was not for me so I’m very thankful that I have this opportunity to work here in the Prosecutor’s Office.”

Autumn Ferch is a 2004 graduate of Knox High School, a 2007 graduate of Valparaiso University and a Valparaiso University Law School graduate.