Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

Local News

December 5, 2013

Felony battery charge for August beating suspect

Kokomo man found unresponsive on North Purdum Street in August.

Kokomo police arrested a Cicero man early Wednesday in connection with an August beating and stabbing of a 43-year-old Kokomo man on North Purdum Street.

Officers arrested Charles Thomas Estep, 23, just after midnight at Ind. 26 and U.S. 31 on a warrant for aggravated battery, a Class B felony.

According to the charging information filed in Howard Superior Court 4, Estep inflicted numerous injuries to David Parr after an altercation in front of a house in the 2400 block of North Purdum Street.

Estep admitted to punching Parr several times in the face with his fist and stomping on his chest numerous times. Estep told police “he could feel David’s ribcage collapse underneath his feet and proclaimed it was the coolest thing ever,” the affidavit stated.

According to the court documents a second man stabbed Parr. His name was not released since he has not yet been charged in the case.

The two men allegedly beat and stabbed Parr as retribution for an incident at Westville Correctional Facility, the affidavit stated.

Police were called to the area of North Purdum Street at 6:46 a.m. Aug. 24 to a report of a man being beaten and stabbed. When police arrived, they found Parr unconscious and unresponsive on the sidewalk suffering from an apparent stab wound to the chest and other injuries.

The probable cause affidavit stated that Parr suffered multiple fractures to his face, a punctured left lung, a ruptured diaphragm, a lacerated spleen and two puncture wounds to his chest. He was transported to an Indianapolis hospital and has since been released.

Several neighbors and acquaintances of Parr told police they heard people arguing in front of a house and later saw Parr lying on the sidewalk, the affidavit stated.

More arrests are expected in the case.

Estep is being held on $30,000 bail pending his Dec. 12 initial hearing.

Mike Fletcher, crime and courts reporter, can be reached at 765-454-8565, mike.fletcher@kokomotribune.com.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local News
  • Lake Co. judge strikes down Indiana right-to-work INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A Lake County judge struck down Indiana's right-to-work ban on certain union fees in a second legal blow to the contentious law passed in 2012. Lake County Circuit Court Judge George Paras determined the law violates the state co

    July 24, 2014

  • Peru dam Who should fix the dams? PERU — Who has jurisdiction over six dams located in the Hidden Hills housing addition just north of Peru, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources or the people who own the land?It’s a question with a lot riding on it — more than $1.5 million, in

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Residents organize outreach for fire victims Josh and Courtney Justice lost everything they owned Tuesday afternoon after a fire ravaged their home in Indian Heights. The community has been reaching out to help replace some of what was destroyed. Just hours after the blaze displaced the Justice

    July 23, 2014

  • Howard County rejected for state preschool pilot Howard County is not among the five counties selected for Indiana’s new preschool voucher pilot.Gov. Mike Pence announced Tuesday that Allen, Jackson, Lake, Marion and Vanderburgh counties will roll out the program in 2015. Eighteen counties, includi

    July 24, 2014

  • Burlington woman charged in May fatal crash A 26-year-old Burlington woman is being accused of driving drunk causing the death of a Frankfort man in a May 2 accident near the Howard-Tipton county line. Howard County sheriff deputies served a warrant on Casie E. Johnson on Wednesday charging he

    July 24, 2014

  • Kokomo man charged with sexual misconduct with a minor Kokomo police arrested a 20-year-old man Tuesday afternoon on a warrant charging him with sexual misconduct with a minor involving a 14-year-old girl.Officers arrested Malachi Ely at 4:38 p.m. at his residence in the 500 block of South Goyer Road on

    July 24, 2014

  • Kokomo Airport runway extension nearing completion After more than a decade of waiting, a runway extension project that will allow the Kokomo Municipal Airport to attract new business will soon be prepared for takeoff.The project, which will extend the airport’s main runway from 5,200 feet to 6,000 f

    July 24, 2014

  • NWS KT 072314 Serena Youth Center pic Serena Youth Center to offer safe haven for young women

    Young women in Kokomo in need of security and additional support will soon have a new place to call home as plans move forward to open the Serena Youth Center. On Tuesday, Coordinated Assistance Ministries Inc. closed on a property for the youth cent

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Man jailed on sex charge Kokomo police arrested a 20-year-old man Tuesday afternoon on a warrant charging him with sexual misconduct with a minor involving a 14-year-old. Officers arrested Malachi Ely at 4:38 p.m. at his residence in the 500 block of South Goyer Road on the

    July 23, 2014

  • Indiana Veterans Hall of Fame seeks nominations INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A new hall of fame for Indiana military veterans is seeking nominations for its first class of inductees. The Indiana Military Veterans Hall of Fame says it expects to induct the first honorees around Veterans Day at Fort Benjamin

    July 23, 2014

Latest news
Featured Ads
Only on our website
AP Video
Raw: Gunmen Attack Iraqi Prison Convoy Plane Leaves Ukraine With More Crash Victims The Rock Brings Star Power to Premiere Raw: Families Travel to Taiwan Plane Crash Site Arizona Execution Takes Almost Two Hours Gen. Odierno Discusses Ukraine, NATO at Forum Gaza Fighting Rages Amid Cease-Fire Efforts Mint Gives JFK Coin a Face-lift Creative Makeovers for Ugly Cellphone Towers Ariz. Inmate Dies 2 Hours After Execution Began Crash Kills Teen Pilot Seeking World Record LeBron James Sends Apology Treat to Neighbors Raw: Funeral for Man Who Died in NYPD Custody Migrants Back in Honduras After US Deports Israeli American Reservist Torn Over Return
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Obituaries