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June 12, 2013

Deputies: Denver man stabbed in face

Logansport man charged with aggravated battery.

DENVER — A 29-year-old Logansport man was arrested early Sunday morning after deputies say he stabbed a Denver man in the face in his driveway during an altercation.

Miami County deputies said Donny L. Sturgill approached the house of 48-year-old Robert Bex, 6200 block of North Miami County Road 150 West, Denver, late Saturday night along with two other men.

Authorities said Bex went to see what the three men were doing in his driveway. An altercation ensued and deputies said Sturgill stabbed Bex in the face and chest with a knife.

When deputies arrived on scene the three men had fled.

Bex was taken to Dukes Memorial Hospital where he was treated for stab wounds and released.

Deputies later located Sturgill, who was arrested on a Class B felony charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. He is currently being held at the Miami County jail on a $35,000 bond.

Deputies also arrested Dustin R. Jones, 27, 100 block of West Riverside Drive, Peru, on a probation violation warrant. Authorities said he was one of the three men who approached Bex’s house.

Deputies said they continue to investigate the incident and expect to file more charges.

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