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Terre Haute New Year's Party Turns Deadly

Police have released the name of the man killed in the fight. Officials say the men involved in the incident were roommates.
The man police believe is responsible for a New Year's Eve stabbing that killed a Terre Haute man made his first appearance in court Thursday. 

Police have released the name of the man killed in the fight.

Officials say the men involved in the incident were roommates.

Vigo county Judge Michael Lewis found probable cause for the arrest of Phillip Evans in court today.
   
Evans was taken into police custody for his involvement in a fight at a New Year's Eve party on Dilman Street in Terre Haute.
   
27-year-old Joshua Thomas was killed from injuries sustained in the incident.
   
Police say Thomas suffered stab wounds and other trauma.
   
Specifics on his injuries are not being released because the investigation into the case is ongoing.

"At this time we're not releasing the specifics because there may be an additional arrest or arrests made in this case. We're trying to avoid releasing too many details," Shawn Keen, Terre Haute Police Department Assistant Chief said.

Evans is facing preliminary charges of murder and aggravated battery.
   
The state has 72-hours to formally file charges.

The prosecution  requested a warrant to obtain text messages from Evans' cell phones.   
   
They're wanting to look at messages between Evans and the victim sent on the day of the incident.
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