Sidney man dies from injuries in New Year assault



David Michael, 33, of Sidney, has died as a result of injuries in a New Year’s Eve assault at a party in the 9000 block of Lehman Road, Washington Township, in Shelby County.

An investigation revealed Mr. Michael was struck multiple times by Timothy Spranger, 33, of Piqua, while inside the residence and again after he went outside to get away from Spranger, who fled the scene. He was apprehended later that morning and arrested without incident in nearby Lockington.

Reports indicate Mr. Michael was taken by private vehicle to Wilson Memorial Hospital at about 1:12 a.m. Jan. 1 and died shortly after his arrival.

Spranger was charged with murder and is being held without bond in the Shelby County Jail.

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