Man charged in assault case released from custody

Saturday, June 24, 2006

BENTON, Mo. -- One of three men accused of beating up a Scott City man was released from custody Friday.

Kelly Church, of Chaffee, Mo., was charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree assault and tampering with a witness in the March 4 attack.

He had been held in lieu of a $150,000 bond, but during an appearance in Scott County Court before Circuit Judge David Dolan, Church was released on personal recognizance.

Charged in the beating along with Church were David A. Turner, 21, and Trent Tancheck, 27, both of Scott City.

The victim, Gregg August, 44, said he was struck more than 100 times by the three men.

Turner was being held in lieu of a $100,000 bond, and Tancheck was released after securing his $25,000 bond.

All three defendants were scheduled to appear before Dolan for a hearing July 13.

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