Kent T. Eastwood assumed office as Boone County Prosecutor in June of 2018 and has served as the Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for the State of Indiana’s 20th Judicial Circuit since 2011. As Boone County Prosecutor, Eastwood represents the State in all narcotics-related matters and other major felony cases within Boone County’s jurisdiction. Throughout his prosecutorial services, Eastwood has demonstrated an unabating commitment to delivering justice for those affected in such cases.
Eastwood began his legal career in 1999 in the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office. During his time there, Eastwood served as a Deputy Prosecutor in charge of the Major Felony Narcotics Unit and was named Special Prosecutor in charge of Methamphetamine Prosecution. In addition, he served as the Office’s liaison to the Indiana State Police Drug Enforcement Section, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department–Drug Enforcement Agency Drug Task Force, and other local law enforcement units. As a liaison, Eastwood advised and assisted each agency in criminal investigations and other related legal matters.
In 2005, Eastwood transferred to the Boone County Prosecutor’s Office where he served as a Deputy Prosecutor for six years. He was then appointed Chief Deputy on January 1, 2011 by former Boone County Prosecutor Todd Meyer, before assuming office as Boone County Prosecutor in June of 2018. In his current 13-year stint at the Boone County Office, Eastwood’s track record includes successful prosecutions of every type of criminal activity ranging from public intoxication to murder.
Beyond his trial court duties, Eastwood has worked closely with local law enforcement agencies and has demonstrated a passion for diminishing the drug presence within the county. He has served as an instructor at both the Boone County Sheriff Reserve Academy and the Boone County Sheriff Citizens Academy. In 2005, Eastwood graduated from the Northeast Counterdrug Training Center “Top Gun” Course, focusing his coursework on undercover drug investigations. He is also a member of the National District Attorney’s Association, graduating from their “Prosecuting Drug Cases” course.
Outside of the office, Eastwood has been extremely involved in the local community in and around Lebanon. He is a current member and past president of the Boone County Bar Association and a graduate of the Boone County Leadership Program in 2017. Eastwood is a member of the Rotary Club of Lebanon and served as its president in 2015 and 2016. Furthermore, Eastwood volunteered to serve as the Board President for the Lebanon Presbyterian Church preschool from 2012 to 2015.
A native of Indianapolis, Eastwood attended Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory High School. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Santa Clara University, where he was inducted into the Phi Alpha Theta and Pi Sigma Alpha History and Political Science Honor Societies, respectively. He studied at American University in 1993, interning at the New Zealand Embassy in Washington, D.C., where he wrote daily briefings on legislative and executive policy affecting U.S.–New Zealand relations. After graduating from Santa Clara University, Eastwood obtained his Juris Doctorate from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 1998.
Eastwood credits much of his success to his wife Brandi and their three sons. He and Brandi reside in Boone County and are members of St. Luke United Methodist Church. In his spare time, Eastwood enjoys volunteering as a Western Boone Little League coach and is an avid tennis player and golfer.