Man sentenced to 18 years in prison for 2012 bar fight

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

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – A man found guilty of three charges stemming from a 2012 bar fight in Lafayette is sentenced to 18 years in prison.

As News 18 reported last month, a jury convicted Brent Dimmitt, 37, of three charges including battery resulting in serious bodily injury and criminal gang activity. The jury couldn’t reach a verdict on a charge of aggravated battery and that charge was dismissed. Dimmitt later pleaded guilty to being a habitual offender.

Dimmitt seriously injured David Widner in a fight at Champs bar on Earl Avenue in December 2012.

Dimmit was also sentenced to one year of supervised probation. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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