According to information provided by Brazil City Police Department officials, the investigation began Sunday when the victim was taken to St. Vincent Clay Hospital for treatment for a serious laceration on his face around 6:30 p.m. Due to the extreme nature of the injury, he was later transported to the Indiana VA Medical Center, Indianapolis, for surgery to repair the deep cut across his face/nose area.
Apparently Michael A. Grigsby, 19, and John Burk, 26, both of Brazil, met in the parking lot of a local church to try and calm down a heated situation involving a third party.
However, according to investigators, the discussion turned violent and Grigsby allegedly attacked Burk with a yet to be identified weapon.
As the investigation continued into Sunday night, Grigsby was taken into custody and booked into the Clay County Justice Center on preliminary felony charges of aggravated battery and battery with a deadly weapon. He was initially held on a $25,000 cash bond with no 10 percent allowed.
In Clay Superior Court Tuesday, a probable cause affidavit for further incarceration was filed for Judge Blaine Akers' review. The formal charge in the matter was listed as a class C felony battery resulting in serious bodily injury. If Grigsby is convicted of the allegation the advisory sentence issued by the state for a guilty conviction/plea agreement ranges from 2-8 years in prison and has potential fines up to $10,000.
Grigsby's bond was set at $10,000 (with 10 percent allowed) with the conditions of a no contact order was put in place on behalf of the victim and Grigsby is not allowed to possess weapons of any kind while released.
According to jail officials, Grigsby remains incarcerated while awaiting further court proceedings.