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Bar Fight Leaves One In Critical Condition, One In Jail

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WHAT:            Suspect Arrested After Stabbing Man With Beer Bottle Leaving Victim In Critical Condition.


WHEN:            June 10, 2007




DETAILS:     On June 10, 2007, at 2:46 a.m. Allen County Communications received a call in reference to a fight/stabbing at the Country Spirits Bar located at

11517 Arcola Road
.  Upon arrival of the initial officers it was determined that Charles A. Minnix, M/W/42, had received cuts to his right arm, neck, under his left arm/back, and left hand.  Mr. Minnix was flown from the bar to Parkview Hospital by Lutheran air in critical condition.  After interviewing witnesses at the bar Allen County Sheriff’s Officers arrested David Lee Stapleton, M/W/45, Fort Wayne, as he was arriving home in the 5300 block of Stonehedge after the attack.  Mr. Stapleton was booked into the Allen County Lock-Up for aggravated battery with a $10,000.00 bond.  Mr. Stapleton bonded out and was re-arrested in court with a $25,000.00 bond.  Detectives with the Allen County Sheriff’s Department Criminal Investigations Division are continuing their investigation into what caused the fight. 



CONTACT:     Steve Stone

                        Public Information Officer