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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 2:55 am 
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Victims of beating caught on camera near a Springfield bar want justice
Posted 9:52 pm, September 5, 2014, by Staff, Updated at 10:00pm, September 5, 2014

A beating caught on camera in Springfield, Missouri. Police need help identifying the suspects.

Meredith Cole says an altercation with a group of men outside a club on a Friday night two weeks ago started the fight.

“We were at the Outland Ballroom he was working he was DJing a rap show there.” said attack victim Meredith Cole.

Cole and her boyfriend Alex Vessey then went into a nearby bank alley with the group about midnight and that’s when it turned violent.

“They just all turned around and attacked Alex.” said Meredith Cole.

“As soon as we started walking that way about halfway down they jumped on top of me. She tried to get them off my and they assaulted her too.” said attack victim Alex Vessey.

“We think they were just one of the rap groups that were at the Outland Ballroom.” said Meredith Cole.

Police are now looking for suspects and information from anyone who might have seen the attack.

Assault on Aug. 22 at 318 S South Ave.

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6 are charged for downtown Springfield assault of man, woman last August

By Gene Hartley | | 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.

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