Two arrested in stabbing incident


A 46-year-old Crothersville man attempting to break up a fight late Saturday night wound up hospitalized in Louisville with stab wounds to the abdomen, police report.

Two men have been arrested in connection with that incident, reported at 11:55 p.m. Saturday and caught on video surveillance, according to a news release from Jackson County Sheriff Rick Meyer.

The incident that led to the arrest of Tommy Pennington, 66, of Austin on two preliminary Level 5 felony counts of battery causing serious bodily injury and Jeremy Peters, 46, of Crothersville on a preliminary charge of simple battery, a Class B misdemeanor, started with a fight between the two men on North Armstrong Street.

Meyer said the fight started when Peters punched Pennington. That’s when two men, including the man who was later stabbed, got involved by trying to break up the fight.

The stabbing victim was trying to get Peters away from the fight when Pennington walked up and made a swinging motion with a knife and cut Peters, Meyer said.

The man then grabbed Pennington to try to get him to stop fighting, and that’s when Pennington stabbed that man with the knife several times in the abdomen, Meyer said.

After the stabbing, Pennington calmly walked away from the fight and was found when county Reserve Officer Greg Murphy and county Officer Alan Jones arrived, Meyer said.

The stabbing victim was treated by personnel with Jackson County Emergency Medical Services before being flown to University of Louisville Hospital. His condition is not known at this time, police said.

Peters’ cut did not require hospitalization, and Pennington also sustained a small cut from his own knife but was not hospitalized, Meyer said.

Peters was booked into the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown at 2:26 a.m. Sunday and released on $355 bond at 1:53 a.m. Monday, while Pennington was booked into the jail at 4:19 a.m. Sunday and was being held without bond pending his initial hearing.

Indiana State Police troopers and medical personnel with the Crothersville-Vernon Township Volunteer Fire Department also assisted.

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