Bar fight suspect goes to trial

Brent Dimmitt (Photo Provided)
Brent Dimmitt (Photo Provided)

TIPPECANOE CO., Ind. (WLFI) – A jury trial has begun for a Clarks Hill man involved in fight outside a Lafayette bar that left one man in ICU.

Jury selection has been made Tuesday for Brent Dimmitt, 37, of Clarks Hill. After the selection the court heard testimony from an officer who responded to the fight.

According to court documents, Dimmitt was involved in a fight outside Champs Bar on Earl Avenue in Lafayette on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. That fight landed another man in the hospital with multiple fractures to the skull and internal head injuries.

A witness told police Dimmitt approached the victim in the bar before attacking him in the parking lot.

Dimmitt was arrested following the incident in 2012. He was charged with battery and aggravated battery.

The trial is expected to wrap up by Friday.

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