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Two men have been charged with first-degree assault for allegedly beating a man up with a brick on September 2nd.

Thomas Dean Thacker (mug shot SCSO)

Authorities say Thomas Dean Thacker, 48, of Kimberling City and Kevin Leroy Nekvinda, 60, also of  Kimberling City, went to a house on Teepee Land where a fight over keys led to Brandon Hufferd's assault. 

Court documents say Nekvinda pushed Hufferd down and Thomas punched the man and knocked him out.  Nekvinda then allegedly hit Hufferd in the ribs and the back of the head.  When Hufferd begged the me to stop beating him, Nikvinda allegedly stomped on his head before grinding his face in the gravel.

Kevin Leroy Nekvinda (mug shot SCSO)

Nekvinda then allegedly told Hufferd he had "one hour to produce the car keys or he would come find him, and that if he could not find him, he would find" his friend Jason Wenner.

Nekvinda, who is being held in the Stone County jail on $250,000 bond is scheduled to return to court on September 18th.  Thacker, who was released after posting $100,000 bond is due back in court on September 25th.