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GCSO: Patoka man arrested on Battery charge

GCSO: Patoka man arrested on Battery charge

Bill Stephens

May 10th, 2016

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GIBSON CO. SHERIFF’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE

On May 8, 2016, at 3:15 a.m. Gibson County Central Dispatch was contacted by Gibson General Hospital who reported that an individual had come to the hospital with injuries from a physical altercation. Deputy John Fischer was sent to the hospital to open an investigation into the matter and gather statements from the
victim.

After finishing his investigation, authorities say Deputy Fischer, Deputy Loren Barchett, and Princeton Police Officer Bobby Wood went to the 300 block of East Vine in Patoka to speak with the suspect 37 year old Eric Burkhart of Patoka. After speaking with Burkhart, they say Deputy John Fischer placed him under arrest and lodged him in the Gibson County Jail for charges of Criminal Confinement, Intimidation with a Deadly Weapon and Battery. He
remains in custody on a $1250 bond.

Eric Ryan Burkhart

(Credit: Gibson Co. Sheriff’s Office)

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