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Several people were injured during a fight that broke out early Sunday near downtown Columbus, police said.

The injured included one person who was stabbed, although police did not identify that victim Monday.

However, there were no life-threatening injuries reported during the 3:19 a.m. altercation near Ninth Street and Lafayette Avenue, according to Columbus Police spokesman Sgt. Matt Harris.

Two 19-year-old Columbus men were arrested at the scene on charges of  aggravated battery, Harris said.

They were identified as Bobby D. Eisenmenger of 914 Lafayette Ave. and Justin A. Perry of 924 Ninth St.

Both men were taken to the Bartholomew County Jail, where they were still in custody Monday. Bond for Eisenmenger has been set at $75,000 surety or $7,500 cash bond, while Perry has been ordered held without bond, jail officials said.

At this time, detectives have asked that all further details concerning the incident be withheld as they continue to interview witnesses, Harris said.

Further arrests are possible in the ongoing investigation, he added.

The preliminary charge of aggravated battery against both Eisenmenger and Perry is classified as a Level 3 felony.

If convicted, either man could be sentenced to between 3 and 20 years imprisonment, as well as face fines of up to $10,000.

Formal charges, if any, will be determined by the office of Bartholomew County Prosecutor Bill Nash.

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