Altercation involving knife, texts triggers arrest

Herald Staff Writer

HUNTINGBURG — A altercation Thursday afternoon that began with texts and progressed to fighting over a knife landed a Huntingburg man in jail on multiple charges.


The Huntingburg Police Department was dispatched at 4:21 p.m. to a fight in progress at the Jeroy Robinson residence at 103 N. Washington St.

Police said an investigation determined Robinson, 33, and Bruce D. Blount, 25, of 4799 S. 875W, had been in a verbal altercation using text messages. Blount came to Robinson’s address and armed himself with a knife when he exited his vehicle, according to authorities.

Robinson shut and locked his door, police said, but Blount went to a window and cut the screen with the knife. He then opened the window to gain entry, authorities said.

Police said Robinson located a hammer and threw it at Blount. The hammer broke the window and Blount entered the residence, according to officers.

The two men fought over the knife and both individuals suffered injuries because of that altercation.

Police said their investigation revealed Blount had a .20 gauge shotgun in the front seat of his vehicle.

Officers arrested Blount on a Class B felony count of aggravated battery, a Class D felony count of residential entry and a misdemeanor count of battery.

Authorities booked Blount into the Dubois County Security Center at 5:37 p.m.

The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department and Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services also assisted.

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