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Charges upgraded against 2 suspects after man dies after bar fight

Two suspects were charged with second-degree murder

WENTZVILLE, Mo. — A man has died, and two people have been charged after a fight at a bar in Wentzville.

Charges against the two suspects were upgraded Monday, St. Charles County officials said.

Devin Dodson, 24, was charged with second-degree murder and 30-year-old Deangelo Williams was charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action.

According to the Wentzville Police Department, a 27-year-old man was found in the middle of the street in front of a bar in the 100 block of South Linn Avenue at around 1:30 a.m. on Saturday.

The man, later identified as Chaise Dunlap, was severely beaten and was suffering from a significant head wound.

Credit: Wentzville Police Department
Devin Dodson, Deangelo Williams

Police said Dunlap was involved in an altercation with the suspects before being attacked. During the attack, Williams hit Dunlap in the head with a metal object, police said.

After arriving to the scene and searching the area, officers found the suspects and took them into custody.

Police said Dunlap was in “very critical condition” and was placed on life support.

Sunday night, 5 On Your Side confirmed Dunlap died from his injuries. Dunlap was a veteran and a father to a 4-year-old girl.

A GoFundMe has been created to help cover his funeral expenses and support his daughter. If you'd like to donate, click here.

Credit: Family of Chaise Dunlap
Chaise Dunlap