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BROOKVILLE, Ind. (WISH) — A man is facing preliminary charges for domestic abuse and burglary with a deadly weapon after stabbing his ex-wife’s boyfriend in the back, court papers from the Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office say.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department say it happened Sunday at Jessica Patrick’s house. Court documents did not say where the house is located in Franklin County. Jessica told them that her boyfriend, Samuel Goldsmith, had been stabbed by her ex-husband, Clinton Patrick.

When investigators arrived, they say Clinton had already left the scene, and Jessica was helping Goldsmith with a stab wound in his back. They also searched the home for the weapon used in the stabbing, but found nothing.

Goldsmith told police Clinton entered the home through the back door and attacked him. Jessica told police Clinton came through the backdoor with a kitchen knife. She says she tried stopping him but he pushed her and attacked Samuel, in which Jessica went outside for help but when she came back, Samuel had been stabbed and Clinton had already left.

During the investigation, police found messages between Jessica and Clinton arguing about their children earlier that same day. In the messages, Clinton said he planned on confronting Samuel, and he called Jessica just before she got home.

After further investigation, police found out about a call made to Franklin County 911 dispatchers by Clinton. He said he stabbed Samuel and was returning to his home in Fayette County to commit suicide. Clinton was arrested Monday and he’s being held at the Franklin County Security Center. No information has been provided regarding the condition of Goldsmith.

BROOKVILLE, Ind. (WISH) — A Brookville Town Council member faces a felony charge of battery of a police officer after a fight was reported at an apartment complex, the Franklin County prosecutor says.

Charles E. Campbell, 62, and his wife, Donna K. Campbell, 56, also face misdemeanor charges of resisting law enforcement. The charges were filed this week.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and the Brookville Police Department shortly before 11:25 p.m. July 11 responded to a report of a fight in the 1300 block of Fairfield Avenue. That’s the Riverfront Apartments along the Whitewater River just south of State Road 101.

The Republican councilman told News 8 by email on Tuesday, “With respect to the incident Tuesday morning involving my family and the police, I want to say how sorry I am how things turned out. My intentions that night/morning, was to be a good father to my daughter. I apologize those aspects of my personal life have gone public and I hope to resolve the case as soon as possible. This event in no way impacts my dedication to serving the people of Brookville as part of the Town Council. I am committed to making this town the best it can be for all its citizens. I’m asking for your patience and understanding as this gets resolved.”

Charles also told News 8 that his wife only learned about her charges through news reports. She is scheduled for an initial court hearing on Aug. 16, according to Franklin County Prosecutor Christopher D. Huerkamp.

The investigators at the apartment complex were talking to people when Charles approached them “while clinching a wooden club in his hand,” according to court documents.

The documents say Charles spoke to the police. “Charles stated ‘If you guys won’t do anything about this I will.’ and (sic) he began charging forward toward us angrily.”

The police say they told Charles to stop and to drop the club, but he did not. Police say they took Charles to the ground, where he received a cut to his eyebrow, but he continued to clutch the club and resist. Charles was warned he would be tasered, and he said, “Tase me then,” the court documents say. As the Taser began to charge, Charles complied and was handcuffed.

Donna tried to interfere, the documents say, and was ordered to back away. That’s when Charles kicked a deputy twice in the leg, the documents say.

Police eventually secured both Campbells on the ground.

Charles later was checked at a hospital for his injury. On the way to the hospital, Charles told a deputy that “he wasn’t trying to come after us with the club but he was trying to scare or intimidate the juveniles his daughter was having issue with,” the documents say.

Later that night, he was taken to the Franklin County Security Center, and later posted bond for his release. Donna was not taken into custody on that night.

Charles’ initial hearing is set for July 26, the prosecutor says. Huerkamp also says investigations are underway in regard to other incidents at the Riverfront Apartments on the same night.

News 8 reached out to the Franklin County Security Center for Charles’ jail-booking photo and was told it was closed until 8 a.m. Wednesday.

Brookville is in Franklin County, which sits on Indiana’s eastern border. The town of more than 2,600 people is about a 90-minute drive southeast from downtown Indianapolis.

BROOKVILLE, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) — Richmond-based Reid Health has announced plans for a new office building near the Franklin County town of Brookville. The health system says the new facility will allow it to bring expanded services to the community.

The 20,000-square-foot building will include space for primary and specialty care, as well as lab and radiology services. The new location will replace Reid’s existing office building along Main Street in Brookville.

“We’re all excited to transition to a new state-of-the-art facility,” said Dr. Scott Marsteller, who runs the Main Street Family Medicine Practice at the existing facility. “The new building will help us coordinate care as we’ll be able to provide lab and X-ray services at the same location, which will lead to even better care for our patients.”

Reid Health says the expansion will bring more jobs as more on-site services are added, though a specific number was not provided. Dr. John McGinty, medical director for Richmond Cardiology Associates, says the facility will also allow for expanded telehealth services.

The health system expects to break ground on the building as soon as the fourth quarter with construction slated for completion in 2023.

Editor’s Note: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated Fountain County.

There’s a little bit of everything, and all things fun coming to Franklin Country this weekend!

Mikel Beck, Executive Director of Experience Franklin County, Indiana (along with Clara the Canoefest Chicken) joined us today to share what you can expect from Canoefest and other summer events.

Canoefest Events

Friday, June 25, 2021 – Main Street, Brookville

Saturday, June 26, 2021 – New Locations

Franklin County is also working with Indiana On Tap for the first Brookville Brewfest, Metamora Music Festival and Antique machinery show, so stay tuned for updates on that.

For more information visit:

Facebook: Franklin County Indiana Welcome Center

Instagram: Franklin_County_Welcome_Center

BROOKVILLE, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) – Brookville’s newly-rehabbed senior living community is set to open Friday. The historic Valley House Flats, which underwent a $12 million restoration, is the first completed Opportunity Zone project in the state of Indiana.

What began as the Valley House Hotel in 1852 will continue as apartments for senior, active adults in the historic and Annex buildings. The 27-unit facility includes 20 market rate apartments.

“We are pleased to be able to support the revitalization of an Indiana landmark through the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program,” said Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority Executive Director Jacob Sipe. “Now complete, this incredible project will provide a new, safe, decent, and affordable housing option for seniors wishing to live in Brookville.”

The units feature historic architectural elements such as the original floor to ceiling windows, crown moldings and hardwood flooring.

U.S. Opportunity Zones were designated throughout the country in 2018 in response to bi-partisan legislation at the federal level.

“Valley House Flats is exactly the type of project our Opportunity Zone legislation was meant to spur. This renovation of a historic building in an area ripe for development will bring more people to Brookville and improve the vibrancy of its downtown. Congratulations to the local leaders who made this happen” said U.S. Senator Todd Young.

Batesville Senior Café, a southeastern Indiana developer of affordable senior housing, developed the Brookville project.

BROOKVILLE, Ind. (WISH) — A 69-year-old licensed pyrotechnic died and at least four other people were hurt in a barn fire Tuesday night in Franklin County, authorities said.

Adam Strum with the Indiana Department of Homeland Security said the barn owner operated a permitted firework display company, and the staff was preparing for a show this weekend. The fire broke out between 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the barn east of Brookville, according to media reports.

Donald Lee Winters died in the fire, according to Franklin County Coroner Brian Baxter. Winters lived at the farmstead, Baxter said, and the show he was preparing was set for Friday night in Connersville.

Connersville Baptist Temple said in a Facebook post on Wednesday morning, “Due to a tragic accident in Franklin County our Freedom Fest will be cancelled this year. Please join us in praying for all those involved, as well as their families.”

WCPO in Cincinnati reported that investigators believe a shell accidentally ignited during the preparation, setting the entire structure on fire. The four injured people were airlifted to Cincinnati hospitals, and one was in a burn unit.