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Jury acquits TC man on two of three charges

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By The Staff

TELL CITY - A jury acquitted a Tell City man on two misdemeanor battery charges last week, but returned a guilty verdict on one count of public intoxication.

Bradley J. Robbins was charged last summer with two Class A misdemeanor counts of battery for allegedly hitting people after last year's Schweizer Fest. Police allege he was drunk at the time.

Robbins testified at his Sept. 17-18 trial that he struck a man in self-defense but did not intend to hit a woman who police said was also battered.

Jurors heard evidence Sept. 17 and final arguments the following day before acquitting Robbins on the two battery charges. They convicted him on the Class B misdemeanor charge of public intoxication. Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 30 in Perry Circuit Court.

Since the charges filed were misdemeanors, not felonies, only six jurors were seated. Evansville attorney Ivan Arnaez represented Robbins, with Deputy Perry County Prosecutor James Tyler representing the state.