Three Charged for Assault Outside Troy General Store Plead Not Guilty

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NEWPORT — Three men who were charged in an assault that took place outside the Troy General store on March 6, were in court on Tuesday. All three pled innocent to the charges.

Jonathan J. Degre, 19, of Newport Center, pled innocent to a felony charge of aggravated assault.

Casey Wheeler, 38, of Derby, and Daniel Beaumont, 25, of Newport, each pled innocent to aggravated assault and disorderly conduct by fighting.

Judge Howard VanBenthuysen set bail for Beaumont at $5,000, with Degre and Wheeler being released.

A forth man who is accused of being involved in the incident, Nicholas A. Brock, 26, of Derby, earlier in the month pled innocent to charges of aggravated assault and domestic assault.

According to an affidavit by Trooper Clark Lombardi, Degre is accused of driving the others to the Troy General Store, where Brock was to meet a man who was bringing him some belongings he left at his ex-girlfriend’s house.

Upon arriving, Brock, Beaumont, and Wheeler got out of the vehicle and attacked the man. They are accused of repeatedly kicking and beating the victim, causing serious injury.

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