Pike County – Indiana State Police arrested a 25-year-old Evansville man earlier today after a criminal investigation revealed he battered a 14-year-old boy while tied to a tree.
Trooper Nick Hatfield initiated a criminal investigation after receiving information Christopher Grubb, 25, of Evansville, had allegedly battered a 14-year-old Warrick County boy on June 13. During the investigation, Trooper Hatfield revealed the victim and a 17-year-old male went to Grubb’s residence located at 103 Brentwood Circle in Evansville to visit. All three are acquaintances. Later that night all three decided to drive around in a truck that belonged to the parents of the 17-year-old. At approximately 1:30 a.m. on June 13, they stopped near an old cemetery on Meridian Road near C.R. 775 South in Pike County and went for a walk in the woods. While in the wooded area, Grubb allegedly used zip-ties and secured the 14-year-old to a tree while he questioned him for approximately one-hour concerning an alleged incident that took place earlier. Grubb allegedly battered the boy’s face and chest during the incident. The other juvenile eventually took the knife from Grubb and released his friend from the tree. The 14-year-old boy did not require medical attention. The victim reported the incident later that day.
After reviewing the criminal investigation, Pike County Prosecutor’s Office filed charges against Grubb and an arrest warrant was issued. At approximately 2:00 this afternoon, Indiana State Police and U.S. Marshal Service arrested Grubb at his residence without incident. He is currently being held on a $125,000 bond in the Pike County Jail.
Arrested and Charges:
- Christopher Grub, 25, Evansville, IN
- Battery, Class A Misdemeanor
- Criminal Confinement, Level 5 Felony
Investigating Officer: Trooper Nick Hatfield, Indiana State Police