Two Bethany men are being held under $100 thousand dollars bond in Nodaway County after an assault outside a bar early Friday in which the victim died.
Officials at Northwest Missouri State University identify the victim as 21 year-old Tomarken Smith, a senior studying pre-professional studies and coaching.
The Nodaway County Prosecuting Attorney Bob Rice on Friday filed charges of assault in the first degree and felony murder in second degree against Kevin Mooney, 31 and Tony Overlin, 23. Formal arraignment is scheduled Tuesday, September 18.
According to an affidavit of probable cause, Smith was assaulted at the intersection of North Market and Fourth streets shortly before 1:30am Friday. A detective says Mr. Smith was knocked to the sidewalk and lost consciousness.
He was taken to St Francis Hospital where he died about an hour later.
A police sergeant observed the pair running from Mr. Smith’s body after he was knocked to the sidewalk. Sergeant Smail says he recognized the two men as the same ones involved in an altercation with Mr. Smith inside Molly’s bar at about 1:05 a.m.