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Mother and sister of the killed Indiana deputy attacked in courthouse

Bryson Small, to the left, reportedly going to the mother and sister of slain Howard County Deputy Carl Koontz, right.

(Howard County Jail/Harris County Sheriff’s Office)

The mother and sister of an Indiana sheriff’s deputy who was fatally shot in 2016 were attacked in court Monday.

Howard County Deputy Carl Koontz died two years ago, after he was shot while attempting to serve a warrant in Russiaville.

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His sister, Alice, 27, and their mother, the 54-year-old Jackie, were in the Howard County Courthouse in Kokomo for a paternity hearing when a man identified as Bryson Small, 36, allegedly attacked them, Fox 59 reported.

Witnesses reportedly said Little ran in the direction of the Koontzs when he attacked. The women were knocked to the ground and hit several times, the officials said.

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Bystanders helped the women, according to WRTV, and also helped deputies stop Small.

The Koontzs both suffered facial and head injuries, and Alice was knocked unconcious. She was admitted to the hospital to be treated for her injuries.

A baby, Amelia Koontz, was in a carrier, but not injured in the incident.

Small, allegedly, approached the two “to the answers to questions about the case,” but it remains unclear why he attacked the women.

He was booked into the Howard County Jail on felony assault charges.

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