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Stabbing results in area arrest

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

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Holly Pierson
Apparently a dare led to the stabbing of a local juvenile at the Forest Park Plaza Sunday evening.

At 7:50 p.m., officials at St. Vincent Clay Hospital contacted the Brazil City Police Department about a 17-year-old male being treated for a stab wound.

Police Chief Terry Harrison, Patrolman Jeff Bucklin and Clay County Sheriff's Department Chief Deputy Rob Gambill investigated the case.

According to statements by the victim and several witnesses, the incident took place in the parking lot near Movie Gallery.

The victim and a couple of friends parked in the parking lot and went to another vehicle to visit with some friends before going to the rental store. While talking, an unknown female came over and stabbed the victim for no apparent reason.

During the investigation it was determined that the victim and the suspect had no prior relationship before the stabbing.

"We are unable to confirm a motive for the incident," Harrison said. "But we are investigating the possibility that the suspect did the stabbing on a dare."

The suspect, Holly N. Pierson, 19, Brazil, was later located at a Staunton residence, taken into custody and booked into the Clay County Justice Center on two preliminary felony charges shortly before 11 p.m.

Treated and released from St. Vincent Clay Hospital, Harrison said the victim could need surgery to repair the amount of damage done to his hand and left arm on Monday.

Authorities, who have recently run off large crowds of young people gathering on the parking lots at the request of local business owners, were surprised by the nature of the crime.

"It's just so unusual for our area to have something like this happen," Harrison said about the strange case, which is still under investigation. "We were really taken a back by it, but I believe this is an isolated incident."

Pierson's charges are being reviewed by the Clay County Prosecutor's Office for the possibility of more or stricter charges being filed.

Pierson, remains incarcerated at the justice center on a $10,000 bond, awaiting arraignment for criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon, a Class D felony, and battery with serious bodily injury, a Class C felony.


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How stupid are kids getting these days? When I grew up in Brazil you cruised Hwy 40 from the car wash to Kroger's parking lot. Nobody stabbed anybody just for fun.

-- Posted by bnett on Tue, Oct 16, 2007, at 8:00 AM

Kids aren't getting stupid. It looks like this is an isolated case, it does not even reflect the population of Children in our area. This is one case. Also, all we usually see are the negative attributions, but I do admit, The Brazil Times has been showing several positive things about the youth.

-- Posted by Criminology08 on Tue, Oct 16, 2007, at 1:55 PM

The trouble with kids these days is that there are no consequences for their actions. Parents just don't care like they used to. They are okay with the fact of letting their kids run the streets. I would have been more worried about what my parents would have done to me than what the authorities would do to me when I was younger.

-- Posted by beautiful978 on Tue, Oct 16, 2007, at 1:56 PM

for one thing she is not a kid she is an adult, which means to lot of young adults these days is that the parents have no say in their actions and it does not matter how good or bad their upbringing was, its their choice what they choose to do and they are the ones that need to take a good look in the mirror . i dont think we should be pointing fingers at anyone except for the person who was holding the knife!

-- Posted by c1iwant on Tue, Oct 16, 2007, at 2:30 PM

Somewhere and at sometime,someone with no kids of their own,decided that parents were being to harsh by spanking them on the butt.I would still be afraid of what my parents would do to me over something like this,and I am 45. Time outs are for sports, not for correcting a child. Why should this girl be worried about what her parents think,if they try to do anything she will call the law and cry "abuse". Treat her like she needs to be treated,like she did this victim, with no disregard for what she was doing. Let her do time in jail, it was "cool" to stab someone,let her find out how "cool" it is in jail.

-- Posted by fitch30437 on Tue, Oct 16, 2007, at 3:41 PM

It still amazes me how stupid things like this happen. However, is it any wonder? My wife and I have been married for 25 years. My three kids all attend area schools. 99% of their friends are either il-legits, children of divorce or a product of some kind of bizaare family situation. (...some of them REALLY bizaare!) Hillary Clinton says it takes a village to raise a child. I don't agree. Since many parents aren't doing their job: This accident is the result of the village-rasing-the-child problem. Parents need to re-priortize their lives: Children first, their marriage second, themselves third. If we as Americans don't get a handle on this, it will continue to degrade. Sure, its isolated... HERE! This kind of goofy stuff happens all the time in the larger cities. Its so common it doesn't even get reported.

-- Posted by occc on Wed, Oct 17, 2007, at 5:37 AM

I agree I would have been more scared of going home then going to jail adult or not. In our house if you lived under our parents roof you went by the rules no matter how old you were or else. Pointing fingers at the parents I feel is unfair. When a child reaches a certain age they know the difference between right and wrong if they do something so mindless how is that the parents fault? I honestly do not know of one parent who would say to their child "yes honey go ahead and stab someone its ok". Parents cannot punish a child these days. Why? Because the child can cry "abuse" and get by with it while the parents suffer just because they wanted to punish them. Parents need their rights back. Back in the day a good spanking took care of a childs misbehavior. Now they just pick up the phone and dial 911 and the parents are taken to jail and the child gets to do what they want. Just my two cents.

-- Posted by IndyBklyn99 on Thu, Oct 18, 2007, at 9:48 PM

I agree I would have been more scared of going home then going to jail adult or not. In our house if you lived under our parents roof you went by the rules no matter how old you were or else. Pointing fingers at the parents I feel is unfair. When a child reaches a certain age they know the difference between right and wrong if they do something so mindless how is that the parents fault? I honestly do not know of one parent who would say to their child "yes honey go ahead and stab someone its ok". Parents cannot punish a child these days. Why? Because the child can cry "abuse" and get by with it while the parents suffer just because they wanted to punish them. Parents need their rights back. Back in the day a good spanking took care of a childs misbehavior. Now they just pick up the phone and dial 911 and the parents are taken to jail and the child gets to do what they want. Just my two cents.

-- Posted by IndyBklyn99 on Thu, Oct 18, 2007, at 9:49 PM

Why is it the parents are always blamed? Some parents do the best they can, to no avail. You have a couple of children in your family, one is good,listens, doesn't get into any trouble. The other, is in chronic trouble. Raised the same, by the same parents. The person that committed the crime is at fault. Seems like everything always goes back to the parents. I know here in Brazil, there are some parents that just don't care. They let the kids run the streets, and as long as they are out of their hair that's fine.

As for the kids that hang out at the parking lot the majority of the kids, are your "good" kids, from "good" families. They are disrespectful and think they have a right to be and do what they want. The community thinks the ones hanging out up at the parking lot, are the tattoo, piercing kids. Take a good look next time, check out the kids and their cars. More then likely they are your "preps" or "hicks". They provoke but don't get into any trouble. I can't count how many times I or I have seen someone get mouthed off by them. They are just told to move along. They find somewhere else to hang and harrass the public.

There is nothing in this community to do for the kids. Some of the kids have brought this on thereselves. Mr.Murphy is an example. They tried to bring in a place for the kids to hang with their friends, have something to do, and basically the kids blew it.

At 19, the girl is old enough to be blamed for whatever problems she has. Otherwise, at what age do you stop blaming the parents?

-- Posted by loulou on Sat, Oct 20, 2007, at 10:32 AM

Oh my goodness here we go again, the classic debate. The fact is folks she is an adult-19 years old. Stop playing the blame game. At some point it is appropriate to quit blaming the parents for their kids actions. She made an action now it is the consequences that she alone must deal with.

Bnett: Calling kids these days "stupid" is a very unconstructive, counterproductive, immature thing to do. Shut up, quit complaining, and find a solution for the apparent problem. Take action! In a small town like Brazil, we all have to opportunity to have a little more say in what goes on with our community.

I agree Loulou, very good point: There is nothing for the kids to do around this area.

Fix the problem, don't just sit there and complain and think back about "the good ol' days" back when you were a kid. It`s not the same, case in point.

-- Posted by Boilergirl on Tue, Oct 23, 2007, at 9:23 PM

this girl is really stupid for stabbing someone. She should just go lifetime in prison or something. She is responsible for her own actions not her parents. Im still in high-school and young. But i dont think about going around town and stabbing people for fun.

-- Posted by nhs_babe_2011 on Thu, May 15, 2008, at 8:23 AM

what this girl did may or may not have been wrong. why was her story or version never told? i think someone should have said wtf happened. she is responsible for her own actions tho. as for everyone saying how good brazil is..... ha not long after didnt some one shoot up a school? doesnt brazil have an extremly high meth rate? arnt people manufactering practicly every other house? kids party an fight n abuse drugs shoot at schools an yes this girl from indianapolis stabed a guy but its not the worst to happen in this little town.

-- Posted by a troopers wife on Thu, Sep 15, 2011, at 3:17 PM


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