February 11, 2014
Monday evening at 10:40, the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting an
alleged stabbing at 635 North Broad Street in Sullivan. Indiana State Police
and multiple Sullivan County emergency agencies responded to the scene.
Preliminary investigation revealed a small number of acquaintances had gathered
at the Broad Street home. During the gathering and for reasons yet known to law
enforcement, a fight broke out between the homeowner and one of the attendees.
As the physical confrontation progressed, the homeowner is believed to have
been stabbed multiple times with a pocket sized knife. The victim was
transported to Sullivan County Community Hospital and later airlifted to
Methodist Hospital of Indianapolis for treatment of potentially serious to life
Victim: Bruce E. Adams, age 56, of 635 Broad Street, Sullivan, IN.
Arrested: William R. Grimes, age 28, Merom, IN.
Preliminary Charges: Attempted Murder (felony)
Battery with a Deadly Weapon (felony)
Held in Sullivan County Jail
Investigators worked into the early morning hours of today processing the scene
and interviewing various persons. The investigation is still ongoing and more
information may be released at a later time.
The lead investigator is ISP Detective Mike Taylor. Assisting were ISP Crime
Scene Investigator Sergeant Kris Fitzgerald, Trooper Erik Smith, Sullivan
Police and Fire Departments, Sullivan EMS, Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office and
the Sullivan County Prosecutor’s Office.
Under the Law, criminal charges are merely accusations and the defendant is
presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.