Greenfield man arrested on reckless homicide charge following Alexandria man’s death

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Mug shot of Thomas Goodpaster

4 Fact Facts

  • Thomas Goodpaster allegedly injected Darrin Adams with heroin.
  • Adams collapsed moments later.
  • Court documents say Goodpaster left Adams on the floor in a pole barn.
  • According to an autopsy reports, Adams’ cause of death was acute heroin, Alprazolam, and ethanol intoxication.

ALEXANDRIA, Ind. (February 16, 2016) – A Greenfield man has been charged with reckless homicide following an Alexandria man’s death.

According to court documents, on January 19, Misty Morrison and Thomas Eugene Goodpaster, 56, of Greenfield, visited Darrin Adams, 38, at his residence in the 10000 block of North 100 East in Alexandria.

Morrison told police that they were inside Adams’ pole barn when Goodpaster pulled out a shot of heroin. Goodpaster offered the heroin to Morrison, but she declined. Adams said he would try it, but Morrison didn’t think Adams had ever done heroin before.

Goodpaster injected Adams with the heroin. Afterward, Adams went to the bathroom.

Adams was walking back toward Morrison and Goodpaster when Adams fell to the floor. Court documents say Morrison rushed over to Adams and she felt a pulse. She started to give him mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, but she told police he was “already gone.” He went limp and turned gray.

Court documents say Morrison wanted to tell Adams’ parents, but Goodpaster grabbed her and told her to get in the car.

Adams was found the next morning by his stepdad. According to an autopsy reports, Adams’ cause of death was acute heroin, Alprazolam, and ethanol intoxication.

According to court documents, there were IV track marks on his hand and his BAC was .186.

Goodpaster was arrested for dealing in a narcotic drug and reckless homicide.

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