6 are charged for downtown Springfield assault of man, woman last August
By Gene Hartley | KY3.com | March 19, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Greene County prosecutors charged six people from out of the city on Thursday for beating a couple last August in downtown following a concert. Police believe the men are all part of a rap group called Chain Gang that had just finished its concert.
The video of the assaults went viral as police asked people to help them identify the assailants.
Those charged are Quenten Warren , 22, Aaron Whittington, 25, Andre Shephard, 20, all of St. Robert; Mark Keleise, 27, of Laquey, Ricky Johnson, 27, of Waynesville, and Kenny Presley, 25, of Little Rock, Ark. They're each charged with two counts of second-degree assault.
Last Aug. 22, Springfield Police officers learned of the assault and went to the scene but were unable to catch most of the assailants as they ran away. Officers detained one of the men, but the assault victims weren't able to positively identify him as one of the attackers.
After police thought they had identified the attackers from the video, they started to contact them. Some wouldn't talk to them. A detective interviewed Presley, who said the reason he followed Vessey and Cole into the tunnel was because the group believed they were owed money for the concert, and the assault "had something to do with him not getting paid," according to the probable cause statements against the six men.More at link (video): http://www.ky3.com/news/local/6-are-charged-for-downtown-assault-of-man-woman-last-august/21048998_31890874