A recent death that resulted in a murder charge has taken a bizarre twist.
One of the victim's sons and the man charged with killing him are now charged with assaulting the victimâ??s other son.
Jameson Read, 24, of Trenton, Mo., who is currently charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of John Vencill, is now charged with first-degree assault in connection with an assault on the dead man's son.
Read is being held without bond on the murder charge and on $100,000 cash only bond on the assault charge.
Also charged is Ryan Vencill, 24, a son of the victim. Vencill is also charged with first-degree assault and is being held on $100,000 cash only bond.
The two men are charged in connection with an assault on Ryan Vencill's brother, Tristan Vencill.
According to court papers, Ryan Vencill told authorities he was asked by Read to take his brother, Tristan Vencill, to a residence near Humphreys, Mo., in Sullivan County, so he could be "roughed up."
Tristan Vencill went to the residence on the premise that some of his fatherâ??s property was there.
After the Vencill brothers arrived, court papers state that they went to the back of a van where the fatherâ??s property allegedly was.
Ryan Vencill said, at this point, Read hit Tristan Vencill on the shoulder and in the back of the head with a hammer.
Following the assault, Ryan Vencill drove away from the residence with his injured brother.
Jameson Read has pleaded not guilty to the murder charge, while Ryan Vencill has yet to get an initial court date on the assault charge.
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