Crawfordsville man dead after fight inside residence


Scott Nichols (Photo Courtesy of Montgomery County Jail)

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CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. – A man was killed Friday evening during a fight inside a Crawfordsville home.

Shortly before 9:30 p.m., police say they were flagged down by a man standing in the middle of the street waving his arms.

Officials say the man, later identified as 49-year-old Scott Nichols, told officers he had choked a man during a fight inside his home and that “I think I may have killed him.”

Officers went to the home in the 600 block of Whitlock Avenue, where they found a man dead.

That man has been identified as 46-year-old Chris Hodges.

Police say no one else was believed to be at the residence at the time of the incident.

Nichols was taken to the hospital to be treated for a bump to the head. He was then released and booked into the Montgomery County Jail.

Nichols has been charged with a preliminary count of reckless homicide.

This is an ongoing investigation.

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