Two charged in Air Power vet’s demise after Missouri bar struggle


Two Missouri males are dealing with homicide expenses within the demise of an Air Power veteran who succumbed to accidents he sustained throughout a struggle exterior a bar, prosecutors stated.

Devin Dodson, 24, of Wentzville, and Deangelo Williams, 30, of St. Louis, have been charged Monday by the St. Charles County Prosecuting Lawyer’s Workplace with second-degree homicide within the demise of Chaise Dunlap, a 27-year-old vet who had been on life help after the struggle early Saturday exterior a bar in Wentzville, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Dunlap’s mom, Cresent Dunlap, advised the newspaper Monday her son died from extreme head trauma after being assaulted exterior the Lava Lounge Hookah and Bar, the place a number of fights broke out earlier that night, based on charging paperwork obtained by the newspaper.

“We have been advised by police that there was a struggle contained in the bar,” Cresent Dunlap told KMOV. “My son was making an attempt to interrupt up the unique struggle. My son wasn’t within the authentic struggle however wound up getting in a scuffle. One of many guys hit him within the head.”

Charging paperwork present Williams was strolling to his automobile when Dunlap adopted him whereas yelling racial slurs. Williams advised investigators he then punched Dunlap earlier than going to his girlfriend’s automobile to seize a car jack from the trunk, the St. Louis Put up-Dispatch stories.

Williams stated he noticed Dodson preventing with Dunlap on the bottom, and claimed he hit the vet within the head and neck with the jack — in an effort to interrupt up the struggle, court docket paperwork present.

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However video of the scuffle confirmed Williams hitting Dunlap two occasions after he was already knocked unconscious, police stated.

Investigators later discovered a car jack from the automobile of Williams’ girlfriend that appeared to have blood on it, court docket paperwork present.

Dodson and Williams, who have been arrested on the scene, noticed their preliminary expenses of assault upgraded after Dunlap’s demise, the St. Louis Put up-Dispatch stories. Williams was additionally charged with armed prison motion.

Dunlap, who lived in Previous Monroe after leaving the army in 2017, had labored at Boeing and is survived by a Four-year-old daughter, his mom advised the newspaper.

“He was only a nice man,” Cresent Dunlap stated. “He preferred to hunt and fish. He was kindhearted.”

Dunlap died early Sunday, kinfolk advised KMOV. An internet fundraiser set as much as assist offset funeral prices had eclipsed $2,300 as of Tuesday.

“Chaise Dunlap misplaced his life being the individual he was raised to be, standing up for what is correct,” the web site reads. “On that night time Chaise stepped in and stood up for a girl that was being harassed, a girl he didn’t even know. That’s merely Chaise Dunlap, respectful, honorable and courageous.”