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No indication of why Swanwick man allegedly gouged Nashville man’s eyes

Posted by on Saturday, April 14th, 2018 @ 9:53 am.

Allen Joseph Fisher

PERRY CO., Ill. - If authorities know what on earth prompted a Perry County man to allegedly gouge out another man’s eyes, they’re not saying.

However, Allen Joseph Fisher, 51, of Swanwick, is charged with crimes associated with that very thing.

The incident went down last weekend (Saturday afternoon, April 7), when for reasons unknown, Fisher is alleged to have “chased down” one Robert Pfister, 46, of Nashville in Washington County to the north of Perry, as Pfister was driving in western Perry.

Fisher is then said to have blocked Pfister’s vehicle, and the two got out and began a physical fight. The fight, it’s reported, ended in a roadside ditch, which is where Fisher is accused of gouging Pfister’s eyes.

Among the multitude of things Perry County isn’t disclosing about the incident is how on earth or whether anyone got to the scene of the fight in order to either break it up or report it, or whether Pfister was somehow able to notify authorities for help.

Whatever the case, someone got him help, and Pfister was airlifted to an undisclosed hospital in St. Louis, where, it’s said he might lose his eyesight.

Yesterday morning (Friday, April 13), at 7:30 a.m., after what’s presumed to be an investigation into the matter, authorities traveled to Fisher’s house in the community of Swanwick in northwestern Perry County and took Fisher into custody. The formal charge is Aggravated Battery Causing Disfiguring or Disabling Injuries.

Fisher, it might be noted, has a history of violence in Perry and is a convicted batterer, with his most recent case - a felony arresting charge pled down to a misdemeanor - coming in 2014. Previous convictions are in the misdemeanor-pled-down-from-felonies realm, too...including a 2005 case of Residential Arson that was so reduced about ten months after it happened. A 2010 misdemeanor battery conviction is also on file.

Whether he’s been able to post bond yet (or if one has even been set) is unknown…as are a lot of details in this horrific situation. However, ISP is in charge of the investigation, which, in Perry County, explains a lot, as they have a tendency to be very vague about stuff happening there, since that’s where District 13 headquarters are.

If you know any details about this case, feel free to post, here or at our many social networking pages.

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