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[ISP] Sullivan Man Dies After Bar Altercation
Start Date: 9/3/2012Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 9/3/2012End Time: 11:59 PM
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Sullivan County—Indiana State Police Detectives from the Putnamville Post are currently investigating the death of Sullivan County man involved in an altercation around 1:30a.m. on Saturday, September 1, 2012 at the Uptown Tavern located at 8111 East Main Street in Dugger, IN.

Deceased:  Richard D. Pigg, age 51, of Dugger, IN. Pigg succumbed to his injuries on Saturday evening around 7:30p.m. at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. A Sunday morning autopsy revealed Pigg died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head.

Preliminary investigation revealed a verbal altercation allegedly initiated between Richard Pigg and another man inside the bar. The verbal argument escalated and Pigg was allegedly punched on the side of his face causing Pigg to fall and strike his head on the floor of the tavern.

All parties involved in this event are known to ISP detectives and the investigation is continuing. No additional information will be released at this time, including the name of the person who allegedly struck Pigg. More information will be released as it becomes available.

The lead investigator is ISP Detective Tom Hanks. Assisting were other ISP detectives, the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office, Sullivan County Prosecutor’s Office, Sullivan County EMS, Marion County Coroner’s Office and the Dugger Town Marshal’s Office.

Contact Information:
Name: Sergeant Joe Watts
Phone: (765) 653-4114
Email: jwatts@isp.in.gov
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