Man killed in Middletown bar incident

MIDDLETOWN — A bar fight here Friday night resulted in a fatality, Middletown police confirm.

Major Scott Reeve of Middletown police said Sunday that there was a punch thrown late Friday night at Old Crow Bar on Jackson Lane.


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Reeve reports that John Fugate died as a result.

Reeve said the bar incident is under police investigation. No charges have been filed yet but Middletown police will be consulting the Butler County Prosecutor’s Office.

The bar posted on its Facebook page Saturday that the death of John Fugate is a “devastating loss.”

As a Family we have Experience a devasting loss as individuals together We will Show the Love We Have To Give. Your Light Will Be Forever!!! RIP John Fugate ☮️ Warrior

Posted by Old Crow Bar on Saturday, February 17, 2018

Middletown police did not release any additional information on the nature of the death, or if the victim was a patron or worker.