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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.

The Christmas spirit is coming to Franklin County! Mikel Beck, executive director for Experience Franklin County, joined us today to fill us in on all of the fun and festive activities coming there this year.

Starts November 20th: Metamora Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Join us in the annual celebration of the start of the Holiday season. The tree lighting event will take place at the Gazebo at 6 PM. Gather around the fire barrels as you listen to live holiday music, sing-alongs, enjoy the Christmas Story and warm up with free hot chocolate, coffee, and cookies and at the right moment we will light up the tree.

Location: 19062 S Main Street Metamora, IN 47030

November 20th: November Noel & Cookie Trail in Brookville

November Noel will be Saturday, November 20.  Visit Santa and enjoy some crafts and reindeer games. Enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride down Main Street.  1:00 – 3:00 pm.  Bring your own camera for your children’s pictures with Santa. Santa arrives in downtown Brookville. Come out for all the holiday fun! Location: Brookville, IN 47012.

Starts November 27th: Christmas Walk in Metamora

The prettiest time of the year in Indiana’s Canal Town. Holiday decorations everywhere, lanterns and luminaries, and Shopping. It doesn’t get any better. Four weekends beginning the Friday after Thanksgiving.

Starts November 27th: Lighting up the Whitewater Valley Tour

6 counties along with Whitewater Canal Byway light up homes, & Businesses to compete in best decoration.  This is outside only. Franklin, Wayne, Union, Fayette, Ripley & Dearborn Counties.

Starts November 27th: Winter Wonderland in Brookville Town Park

Local businesses and individuals adopt a tree or structure in our town park to decorate. Free to the public

Starts November 27th: Whitewater Valley Railroad and Polar Express

This is a sell-out every year as the Polar Express takes you on a journey to see Santa Clause.

Starts December 11th: Historic Home Tours

Amazing Historical Homes are decorated inside and out, and you have a chance to see inside these treasures. Located in Brookeville, IN.

All information can be obtained by calling 765-647-6522 or Texting the word “Explore” to 55433.

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BATESVILLE, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) — Batesville-based Hillenbrand Inc. (NYSE: HI) has completed the divestiture of its TerraSource Global business in a more than $25 million deal with Chicago-based industrial holding company Right Lane Industries. As a result of the deal, TerraSource and its subsidiaries have been consolidated into TerraSource Holdings LLC, with RLI holding majority ownership.

TerraSource is a St. Louis-based company that manufactures material handling, size reduction, screening and processing, pneumatic, and feeder equipment for a variety of industries. Under the terms of the agreement with RLI, Hillenbrand will retain an indirect 49% ownership of the newly-formed company.

“We are pleased to announce this transaction, which, in combination with two other divestitures earlier this year, represents a key strategic milestone achieved,” Joe Raver, chief executive officer of Hillenbrand, said in a news release. “Last year we announced our intention to streamline our portfolio and we have executed our plan, enabling greater focus on growing our platforms and delivering shareholder value.”

The agreement is Hillenbrand’s third divestiture this year, following deals for its Red Valve and Abel Pumps LP subsidiaries.

This unique art installation is so rare that Indiana is only the fifth place to have one on display in the United States. Mikel Beck, executive director of Experience Franklin County, Indiana, joined us today to share more about what experiences and events you can enjoy there right now.

Umbrella Sky Project

This stunning display has its origins in Portugal and has been featured in several large European cities, including Lisbon, Stockholm and Paris but has only happened in a few US cities so far: Coral Gables, Pittsburgh, and Dollywood, Tennessee. BAAC President Ethel Rodriguez got the idea to bring something like this to Batesville after seeing a similar project in her home city of Chihuahua, Mexico.

Rodriguez says that getting the exhibit here has been no small feat. “BAAC has been working on this project for almost two years. In the beginning planning stages, we didn’t expect the COVID-19 situation to have such a huge impact on our community, but now we believe it is the perfect timing for this beautiful art installation. We are proud to be offering a safe option for our community to gather again and enjoy!”

Location: 121 Shopping Village Batesville, IN 47006

Brookville On Tap Partners with Indiana On Tap

Other Franklin County events this summer include, the Metamora Music Festival and Antique machinery show.

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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

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BATESVILLE, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) — Batesville-based Hillenbrand Inc. (NYSE: HI) says it has reached a deal to divest its Abel Pumps LP subsidiary to IDEX Corp. (NYSE: IEX) in Pittsburgh. The sale is valued at more than $103 million and remains subject to customary closing conditions.

The deal includes Abel Pumps “and certain of its affiliates,” according to Hillenbrand. Abel Pumps was originally founded in Germany and was acquired by Hillenbrand in 2015 for more than $100 million.

“We are pleased to announce that we have reached an agreement to sell ABEL, which is a key part of our ability to drive shareholder value and strengthen our key business platforms,” Joe Raver, chief executive officer of Hillenbrand, said in a news release. “The divestiture of ABEL follows the recent sale of Red Valve and, together, furthers the execution of our strategy to streamline our portfolio, increase financial flexibility, and accelerate growth.”

Hillenbrand says the sale is expected to be completed in the company’s second fiscal quarter. The company plans to use the proceeds from the same to reduce debt and “reinvest in organic growth and profitability opportunities.”

BATESVILLE, Ind. (WISH) — A 32-year-old was identified Wednesday as the man who died after he was fired upon by state police troopers and a Greensburg police officer on Monday.

Indiana State Police said the man was identified as Joshua D. Evans.

The names of the involved officers were not being released Wednesday.

Batesville police were called to a report of Evans acting irrationally about 8 a.m. Monday at his home on Bridlewood Trace Road, which is in Franklin County. The report said Evans was causing the other occupants of the home to fear for their safety. Officers arrived and removed a woman and three children from the home. 

While officers stood outside the garage of the home attempting to contact with Evans, he fired a shot at an officer. Debris from that shot hit an officer, who received minor injuries. A news release Wednesday from state police did not identify the officer.

Evans barricaded himself in the garage for over three hours as state police negotiators spoke to him. About 11:30 a.m., Evans fired additional shots from the garage, but later exited the garage while holding a gun.

Three troopers with the state police special weapons and tactics team and an officer with the Greensburg Police Department fired shots during the incident. State police said at least one shot hit Evans, who received immediate first aid but died as a result of the injuries.

Batesville is about 40 miles southeast of Indianapolis.

An autopsy was performed Tuesday in Hamilton County, Ohio. The results of the autopsy and the toxicology results were pending Wednesday.

BATESVILLE, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) – Batesville Tool & Die Inc. says its chief executive officer and president, Jody Fledderman, has transitioned to the position of chairman and chief executive officer. The company says Robert Holtel took over as president in September.

Fledderman has served as BTD’s CEO and president since 1989. The company says Fledderman took on the role of president at 27 years old when BTD had $17 million in sales, 230 employees and a 69,000 square foot building. 

BTD says it has since grown to more than $165 million in sales, 1,182 employees, and more than 540,000 square feet at multiple locations.

Holtel started his career at BTD in 1985. He transitioned to president of Mexican operations in 2016 before transitioning to president. He is also an acting member on both the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors for BTD.

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.