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Prison Sentence in Jail Attack

(La Porte, IN) - A Michigan City man has been sentenced for his role in a beating at the La Porte County Jail. The victim was a fellow inmate who suffered a collapsed lung and other injuries like a broken rib.


Kevin Crabb was given a six-year prison sentence Friday in La Porte Circuit Court and three years on probation after his release. 


Authorities said the 35-year-old Crabb allegedly started the beating by landing several blows to the head inside the victim’s jail cell in 2019.


The investigation shows another offender stomped on the victim’s rib cage. Two other inmates are believed to have played roles in the attack, leaving the victim unconscious.


According to court documents, the motive for the attack could have had something to do with the victim obtaining the cell phone number of the girlfriend of one of the inmates.


Court records show Crabb has a prior criminal history for crimes like robbery and drug dealing.

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