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Murder Trial Brings Enhanced Security to Vigo Co. Courthouse

10/16/2013

The Vigo County Sheriff's Office will have enhanced security during the murder trial of 22-year-old William Mallory next week.

The sheriff's office says a brawl broke out last summer between supporters of the defendant and victim as they exited the courtroom.  The brawl spilled out into the parking lot and three people were arrested.

Additional deputies will be assigned to enhance security throughout the courthouse during the trial.  There will be an obvious presence of uniformed officers, dual layers of metal detectors, ID screening and courthouse staff will be required to wear county-issued employee identification.  K9 units will also perform random patrols in and around the courthouse.

The sheriff's office says anyone with an "aggressive disposition" will be immediately removed from the courthouse and those causing a disturbance in violation of a state statute will be subject to arrest.

Mallory is accused of shooting three people near the Ballyhoo Tavern in August 2012.  One person, Dustin Kelly of Terre Haute, died from his injuries.

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