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Quincy man charged in Easter assault

Quincy man charged in Easter assault

4 weeks, 1 day ago by Scott Hardy

Steve Homan charged with one count of Aggravated Battery

A Quincy man, accused of assaulting and choking a Quincy University student at a Quincy nightclub early Easter morning, has been charged. 

The Adams County State's Attorney's Office announced Wednesday they've charged 47-year old Steve Homan with one count of Aggravated Battery. He's accused in the early morning attack at The Barn nightclub on Front Street that injured QU freshman Jazzpher Evans. A charging document says that Homan put his arm around Evans's neck, and drug her for 20 seconds. Evans says she blacked out as a result of that, and also reported injuries to her face, neck, back and other parts of her body.

In a statement, the State's Attorney's Office says they "obtained and reviewed all available surveillance tapes, reviewed police body camera footage, identified possible witnesses, and interviewed those witnesses." The statement from Lead Trial Attorney Josh Jones also says that the State's Attorney's Office is "aware of the frustration and anger within our community surrounding this incident." Jones went on to say that rumors on social media were either incomplete or false, and that "this case will be tried in a court of law, not in the court of public opinion." News of the charge came just hours after Quincy police announced they had wrapped up their investigation of the assault, and had sent it to the State's Attorney's office. A separate investigation into possible violations of liquor ordinances by The Barn is on-going.

Bond in the assault case for Homan has been set at $25,000.

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