Victim found semi-unconscious, sent to local hospital

A local man was arrested after a fight was reported at 5107 S. County Road 450E, southeast of Columbus.

Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Deputy Adam Warner was sent to the fight at 5:08 p.m. Sunday and found a semi-conscious man on the ground, deputies said. Elliott Blackburn, 22, of 5107 S. County Road 450E, told Warner he had beaten the 24-year-old victim, deputies said.

The semi-conscious man was taken to Columbus Regional Hospital for facial injuries and he was later transported to an Indianapolis hospital for surgery, deputies said.

Blackburn is being held without bond in the Bartholomew County Jail on a preliminary charge of battery resulting in serious bodily injury, jail officials said.

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Julie McClure is assistant managing editor of The Republic. She can be reached at or (812) 379-5631.