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Published: Thursday, 4/20/2006

Lima man gets 6 months in aftermath of tavern fight

VAN WERT, Ohio A Lima, Ohio man has been sentenced to serve six months in jail for an assault conviction stemming from a fight in a downtown tavern.

A trial jury returned a verdict Tuesday against Elmeco Crisp, 30, on a reduced offense of assault, a misdemeanor. Mr. Crisp originally was charged with felonious assault for the Feb. 19 beating of Daniel Dunn of Van Wert.

Van Wert County Common Pleas Judge Charles Steele immediately sentenced Mr. Crisp to jail.

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