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6/15/2017 - ISP-Detectives Conducting Battery Investigation - Click here to print this information

Ripley County:

Sunman-On Sunday morning, June 11th, at approximately 2:00 am, the Indiana State Police and Ripley County Sheriffs Department responded to an altercation that occurred outside Whipples Bar located at 105 West Washington Street in Sunman, Indiana. The altercation led to two men sustaining possible head injuries and two possible suspects sought.

At this time, Indiana State Police Detectives believe there was an altercation with four individuals outside the business in the early morning hours. No weapons are believed to have been used in the incident. As a result of the altercation Shane M. Brown, Lawrenceburg, Indiana and Andrew A. Hammann, Sunman, Indiana sustained head injuries in the fight. Brown was transported to Margaret Mary Hospital in Batesville, Indiana before being transferred to University of Cincinnati Hospital with serious injuries. He has since been released from the hospital. Hammann initially declined medical treatment before later being treated for his injuries.

Indiana State Police detectives are asking for the publics help in identifying potential suspects and witnesses to the incident.

Anyone with information pertaining to the incident are encouraged to contact Detective Kip Main, Indiana State Police, (812)689-5000.

At the conclusion of the investigation, the case will be turned over to the Ripley County Prosecutors Office for review for potential charges.

The Indiana State Police was assisted by the Ripley County Sheriffs Department.


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