One arrested after man stabbed in the back at gym in Lawrence

Bryan Fearman (Photo Provided/Lawrence Police Department)

LAWRENCE, Ind. (WISH) — One person was reported stabbed at a gym in Lawrence.

Lawrence Police confirmed that the incident occurred at an LA Fitness in the 9000 block of Pendleton Pike just after 3 p.m.

Arrested in the incident was 22-year-old Bryan Fearman of Indianapolis. He faces a preliminary charge of attempted murder.

The victim was transported to IU Health Methodist Hospital in critical condition and is undergoing surgery.

Police said that Fearman entered the gym around 3 p.m., walked up to another man that was exercising and stabbed him in the back with a knife.

The suspect fled and was caught and arrested a block away.

LPD believe the incident was targeted and domestic.

Some area businesses went on lockdown as a precaution.

LA Fitness remained open.

According to online court records, Fearman was sentenced on July 6 for intimidation. He was sentenced to probation for the level 6 felony.

A violation notice was filed in Fearman’s case on July 13, leading to a warrant being issued for his arrest.

Fearman also received probation after taking a guilty plea in 2012 for criminal recklessness. Battery charges were dismissed in that case. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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