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  • Writer's pictureBill Raines


MITCHELL - DECEMBER 20, 2022 - On Tuesday December 20, 2022 approximately 6:05 p.m. Lawrence County Central Dispatch received a request for a welfare check in the 500 block of Easy Street, Mitchell.

Upon arrival to the location, Lawrence County Sheriff Deputies observed a male hastily attempting to exit the property in a silver Chevrolet pickup truck.

Due to the nature of the call, deputies stopped the truck and encountered a male with a shot gun in the seat next to him.

While one deputy communicated with the male, distracting him, a second deputy grabbed the shotgun from the truck. After a brief struggle, the male was detained until deputies completed the welfare check on the males father.

Deputies discovered the body of the deceased male in the yard at the location.

Detectives from the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department are actively with the assistance of the Indiana State Police Crime Scene Unit and the Lawrence County Prosecutor's Office.

Names will not be released until the next of kin has been notified.

The death is being investigated as a homicide and anyone with more information is asked to contact Sgt. Ramos at the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department. No further information is available at this time.

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