Men arrested after knife fight

Two Indianapolis men were arrested after fighting in Brown County State Park upon returning from dinner in Nashville on July 17.

Donald F. Lynch, 66, and Jason R. Pack, 39, were staying at the campground. Lynch began cutting up a tent Pack was in with a knife, the report said.

Lynch was upset because Pack had crashed his vehicle on the way back to the park, after they drank alcohol and ate in town, the probable cause affidavit said.

Neither man knew the exact location of the accident, the report said.

Indiana Conservation Officer Kendrick Furhman said Lynch’s vehicle had damage consistent with striking a pole or tree. He reported seeing tire marks going through the grass and gravel and damage to a tree on Horseman Camp Road, just north of Parkview Lane. A piece of plastic found at the scene ended up being from Lynch’s front bumper, the report said.

Two folding chairs at the campsite and another pop-up tent had been cut and broken, and blood was found on the ground and on most items at the site, Furhman reported.

Lynch, who had cut himself while using the knives, was taken to Columbus Regional Hospital for stitches. A breath test showed his blood-alcohol content to be 0.125, the affidavit said.

Pack’s blood-alcohol content was measured at 0.195, more than double the legal limit for a driver, the report said.

Both eventually were booked into the Brown County jail. A dog at the scene was seized by Animal Control.

On July 25, Lynch was charged with disorderly conduct, a Class B misdemeanor; public intoxication, a Class B misdemeanor; and criminal recklessness, a Class B misdemeanor.

Pack was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated — endangering a person, a Class A misdemeanor, and operating a vehicle while intoxicated, a Class C misdemeanor.