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Sullivan man in fair condition after Monday night stabbing

By Times Staff
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A Merom man has been arrested after he allegedly stabbed another man who is recovering in an Indianapolis hospital.
William R. Grimes, 28, faces preliminary felony charges of attempted murder and battery with a deadly weapon for attacking Bruce E. Adams, 56, Sullivan.
According to an Indiana State Police news release, the attack occurred around 10:40 p.m. Monday at the victim’s Broad Street home, where he, Grimes and others were gathered.
“During the gathering and for reasons yet unknown to law enforcement, a fight broke out between the homeowner and one of the attendees,” the release states. “As the physical confrontation progressed, the homeowner is believed to have been stabbed multiple times with a pocket-sized knife.”
Adams was taken to Sullivan County Community Hospital, where he was later airlifted to IU Health Methodist Hospital, the release continues.
As of Monday evening, Methodist hospital staff listed Adams in fair condition.
Grimes remained jailed Tuesday evening on $65,000 bond with no 10 percent allowed.
Leading the ongoing investigation is ISP Detective Mike Taylor. He was assisted by ISP Crime Scene Investigator Sgt. Kris Fitzgerald, Trooper Erik Smith, Sullivan City Police and Fire departments, Sullivan EMS, the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office and the Sullivan County Prosecutor’s Office.


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