Homicide suspect considers plea deal

An Elizabethtown man accused of reckless homicide in the death of a fellow bar patron last April is in the midst of plea negotiations with the Bartholomew County prosecutor’s office.

Witnesses say Jacob A. Tolbert, 25, backed a pickup over Thomas L. “Tommy” Brazzell, 27, a personal trainer at a Seymour health club, as the man lay prone on the pavement behind the vehicle. The incident occurred April 28 in the parking lot of what was then known as Caddies Pub in the 2700 block of Central Avenue.

The ongoing talks — acknowledged Friday in Bartholomew Circuit Court — could lead to amended charges within the next 30 days that resolve Tolbert’s case without going to trial, officials said.

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