Bowling ball battery case dismissed

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Published: Sep. 17, 2023 at 2:52 PM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - A 19-year-old man from Savannah, Georgia, was arrested late Saturday night after police say he attacked a victim with a bowling ball.

Shortly before 9:30 p.m., officers were called to Diamond Lanes for a fight.

Officers spoke with the victim, who claimed he and the suspect got into an argument over the music the bowling alley was playing.

The victim told police that the suspect threw a bowling ball at his head during the argument. The victim says he blacked out for a little bit after being struck.

The affidavit states the suspect admitted to throwing the ball, but says he did it in self-defense after the victim called him racial slurs and swung at him.

Police say he also confessed to striking the victim again with bowling ball as he was starting to get up.

The suspect was arrested on a felony battery charge and booked into the Vanderburgh County Jail.

Court records show the case against the suspect has been dismissed because the judge did not find probably cause.

The victim was taken to the hospital for his injuries. Police say he would face a misdemeanor battery, but nothing has been filed.