Man dies after nephew allegedly injures him in altercation
The La Porte County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the death of a man from Fish Lake after a battery incident that happened Friday, October 30th.
Deputies were called to a home on Highland Drive in Fish Lake Monday, November 2nd around 5:00 p.m. for an injured person.
They discovered 68-year-old Harold Grise severely injured and had him immediately transported to IU Health La Porte Hospital.
Detectives from the sheriff’s office assisted at the scene and found that Grise had been involved in a physical altercation with his nephew, 43-year-old Eric Minter, the previous Friday.
Minter was charged with battery causing serious bodily injury and neglect of a dependent. He was transported to the La Porte County jail and held on a bond of $1,505.
According to the report, Minter was also wanted on an outstanding warrant from the La Porte Police Department for failure to appear on a domestic battery charge.
Friday around noon, detectives were notified that Grise died in the hospital due to his injuries.
That same day, Grise’s sister, 73-year-old Georgia Arvidson, was taken into custody on a criminal charge of neglect of a dependent.
A forensic autopsy conducted Saturday determined that Grise died as a result of complications from blunt force trauma to the head and neck.
Since the case has been declared a homicide, the sheriff’s office says investigators will be meeting with the La Porte County Prosecutor's Office and expect to discuss filing additional criminal charges.
Neighbors of Grise say this is a shock.
“I didn’t know that he had any enemies’. He wouldn’t say anything bad about anybody. He was just a good ol’ boy,” said James Tinnel.