Illinois man hurt in fight released from hospital

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— Thomas P. Murphy, the 27-year-old Illinois man who suffered a head injury after a fight Dec. 11 in downtown Steamboat Springs, was released from a Denver hospital.

Denver Health Medical Center spokeswoman Betty Rueda said Murphy was discharged Thursday morning. Additional information about Murphy’s condition wasn’t available Friday.

Family friend David Fix told the Steamboat Today on Monday that Murphy was airlifted in critical condition from Yampa Valley Medical Center on Dec. 15 to Denver Health after a relapse in his recovery. He previously had been airlifted to Denver Health and released.

Fix said then that Murphy’s “doctors expect him to make a full recovery.”

Samuel James Warren, 21, of Steamboat, was arrested on suspicion of second-degree assault, third-degree assault and possession of marijuana in connection with the fight that occurred at Seventh Street and Lincoln Avenue.

Steamboat Springs Police Department Detective Nick Bosick has said police think as many as three other men assaulted Murphy and his brother. Bosick has said there could be additional arrests, but none had been made as of Friday afternoon.

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