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Michigan City Man Charged after Biker Brawl

(Lafayette, IN) - A Michigan City man is being held in Tippecanoe County in connection with a biker brawl that ended in a fatal stabbing.  Reports indicate a fight broke out last Saturday night between rival biker gangs in the parking lot of a Lafayette sports bar.


According to prosecutors, 43-year-old Jason Lee Hathaway of Michigan City started the fight with the bar’s bouncer, clobbering him with brass knuckles and a tire iron.  A melee ensued, in which one of the bikers was stabbed to death.  It took a SWAT team and almost every police officer on duty that night to restore peace.


Hathaway has been charged with battery with a deadly weapon and criminal gang activity.


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