Second person arrested for June assault
A second person has been arrested in connection with the June beating of a Greencastle man.
Cody McNew, 19, of Greencastle was charged with Class C felony battery resulting in serious bodily injury and Class A misdemeanor battery resulting in bodily injury for his alleged role in an assault on John Sanders, 26, of Greencastle on June 5.
Sanders was attacked outside Topper's bar in the early morning hours of June 5, an affidavit of probable cause prepared by Putnam County Prosecutor's Office Investigator Charles Bollinger said.
Jeremy L. Musall, 24, was arrested June 9 for his alleged part in Sanders' beating. He was charged with Class C felony battery. He remains in the Putnam County Jail, and his next scheduled court date is Oct. 23.
McNew told Bollinger he grabbed Sanders and threw him to the ground after Musall struck Sanders in the face with his elbow and fist, court documents said. The affidavit said McNew also admitted to kicking Sanders in the back two or three times.
Sanders was taken to Putnam County Hospital via ambulance after the attack, and was later transferred to Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, court records said. Doctors said "Sanders had suffered what appeared to be a brain bleed" and had "extensive cuts and bruising which would likely require reconstructive plastic surgery."
A Class C felony is punishable by up to eight years in prison. McNew was booked into the Putnam County Jail on Aug. 26, where he remains. Bond has not been set, nor has a court date.
McNew was already on probation for marijuana possession charges when the beating occurred.
He was arrested on July 17 for Class D felony unlawful possession or use of a legend drug and Class A misdemeanors possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.
Musall has a history of violent offenses in Putnam County.