• Crawfordsville man gets prison time for hammer attack

    January 10, 2012 No comments

    A Crawfordsville man was sentenced Monday to 14 years in prison for attacking his ex-wife with a hammer last spring.

    Tim Ridge will also have to pay Donna Kaehr’s medical expenses of $15,000 to date, as well as court costs of $165 and a $50 domestic violence fee. Ridge, whom a jury found guilty of aggravated battery, battery with a deadly weapon and battery resulting in serious injury – but not guilty of attempted murder – could be out of prison in seven years if he earns credit for good behavior.

    Kaehr was not happy with the sentence hoping instead for the maximum sentence. She said said she feared Ridge would “come back and try to finish what he started,”. Kaehr said the trauma is still very real for her and her teen son, Keith.

    Ridge was given credit for time served, 275 days. He blamed his actions on the fact that he had stopped taken medication for bipolar disorder about a decade before.

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