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[ISP] Sullivan County Woman Shot During Domestic Argument
Start Date: 6/29/2013Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 6/29/2013End Time: 11:59 PM
Entry Description

Sullivan County----This morning at 6:30, the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from a residence at 1269 West County Road 650 South, near the town of Carlisle, reporting a shooting. Deputies Bill Snead and David Holmes responded and found a female victim in a side yard of the residence suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was taken to Sullivan County Community Hospital and later flown by Lifeline Air Ambulance to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Her condition is believed to be critical. Investigators believe the shooting occurred during a domestic argument.

The victim was identified as Joann Sue Pierce, age 37, of 1269 W. CR 650 South, Carlisle, IN.

Arrested: Adam Keith Bales, age 32, same address
Preliminary Charges: Attempted Murder, Aggravated Battery and Criminal Confinement
Incarcerated in the Sullivan County Jail with no bond
The 911 call was made by Adam Bales
Bales and Pierce resided together at the residence

ISP Detective First Sergeant Jeff Hearon is the lead investigator. Assisting is ISP Crime Scene Investigator Sergeant Kris Fitzgerald, Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office, Sullivan County Prosecutor’s Office and Sullivan County EMS.

The investigation is ongoing a more information will be released as it becomes available.

Direct any questions to ISP Sergeant Joe Watts.

Contact Information:
Name: Sgt. Joe Watts
Phone: 765-653-4114
Email: jwatts@isp.in.gov
Adam Keith Bales
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