On Wednesday (8/30/17), at approximately 2:00 pm, Indiana State Police Detectives arrested an Aurora man for battery with serious bodily injury after a nearly three month investigation into an incident that occurred in the early morning hours of June 11th, 2017.
The investigation began when two men were found suffering from serious injuries outside Whipple’s Bar on West Washington Street in Sunman, Indiana. Indiana State Police detectives conducted a lengthy investigation which ultimately led to the case being submitted to the Ripley County Prosecutor’s Office. As a result, a warrant was issued for the arrest of Andrew E. Ballard, age 29, Aurora, Indiana on a charge of battery with serious bodily injury. Today, detectives arrested Ballard at his place of employment in Aurora, Indiana without incident.
Ballard was transported to the Ripley County Jail where is being held, pending his initial court appearance. The investigation is ongoing. More arrests may be possible.