More felony assault charges filed after Virginia City bar fight


Three more men face felony assault charges in Madison County tied to a bloody bar fight in Virginia City on the night of July 10 that seriously injured a husband and wife from Gallatin County. Another defendant was charged Thursday with misdemeanor assault for his alleged role in the incident, bringing to five the number of alleged bar fight participants facing criminal charges.  

In early August, Madison County authorities filed the first charge tied to the altercation. Christopher Michael Kase, then 35, was charged with aggravated assault, accountability to aggravated assault and three misdemeanors. The Arizona man has posted bond in the case and secured an attorney, according to Justin Ekwall, deputy county attorney in Madison County.  

Authorities said all of the defendants had ties to the non-profit Heroes and Horses, which has a ranch near Virginia City and provides programming for male combat veterans suffering from PTSD.

Ekwall said the evidence suggests that the four men facing felony assault charges were, like Kase, attending the program as clients. The defendants are William Robert Haley, 45, of Salt Lake City; Dalton Fish, 28, of Dowelltown, Tennessee; and, Karson Edward Yuan, 27, Phoenix, Arizona.

Ekwall said the investigation suggests that

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