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Man Sentenced To 35 Years After Beating Man With Ball Bat

Last updated on Wednesday, January 2, 2013

(BROWNSTOWN) - 35-year-old Mitchell Huff, of Austin, was sentenced to 35 years in prison for his involvement in the beating of a man outside a Seymour bar in June of 2011.

His then soon-to-be-wife, 33-year-old Rebecca Leigh Sturgill-Huff is also accused of assisting in the beating of the man with a ball bat outside Brewskies Grub and Pub on June 24, 2011. She is awaiting sentencing.

The couple received a marriage license on May 24, 2011, from the Jackson County Clerk's Office.

Police used security video from Brewskies as well as video footage from a nearby business to help identify Mitchell Huff, says Detective Captain Carl Lamb with Seymour Police Department.

Police say Rebecca Huff was driving the car and Mitchell Huff approached the man, who is from Northern Indiana, and hit him several times with a ball bat. Huff did not know the man he attacked. Police say he was looking for an "easy target". The Huffs got away with a small amount of cash, Lamb said.

The injured man was taken to Schneck Medical Center with head and back injuries, Lamb said.

Mitchell Huff was charged with robbery resulting in serious bodily injury, aggravated battery and being a habitual offender.

Rebecca Huff faces one A felony charge of robbery with a deadly weapon.

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