Four Arrested after Fight in Downtown Knox

Paul Bottomley
Christopher Bradley
Natasha Piper
Brian Greene

Four people were arrested in downtown Knox on Saturday after an alleged fight in front of O’s Tap.

Police were called to a fight where guns were reportedly involved. When officers from the Knox City Police Department arrived on scene, Christopher Bradley was ordered to the ground and he presented a full magazine clip for a semi automatic weapon and handed it over to police. The rest of the gun was removed from his waistband. Bradley told police he took the gun from Paul Bottomley who allegedly hit his sister, Natasha Piper, in the head with the gun. Piper was bleeding from wounds received in the incident. She was transported to IU Health Starke Hospital.

Witnesses told police that Bottomley reportedly hit Piper in the head with a gun when they were outside of the bar. According to the police report, when police took Bottomley into custody, they removed two guns from his possession. Bottomley, of Knox, was arrested on a preliminary charge of Battery Resulting in Bodily Injury. Christopher Bradley, of Knox, was arrested on a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication.

After she was released from the hospital, Natasha Piper, of Knox, was arrested on a preliminary charge of Disorderly Conduct. Another person involved in the incident, who witnesses said Bottomley was reportedly verbally harassing, Brian Greene, of Winamac, was arrested and has a preliminary charge of Public Intoxication. He had fled the scene and was found talking on a pay phone a couple of blocks away.

All suspects involved have been released from jail.