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Assault case against Brown and Bryan being handled by Pondera County Attorney

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The case involving Kenneth Brown and Patrick Bryan II is now being prosecuted by Pondera County Attorney Mary Ann Ries.

Brown and Bryan were charged with aggravated assault in Great Falls several weeks ago.

KRTV was contacted via Facebook by someone who had heard that the charges against the two had been dismissed.

We contacted the Cascade County Attorney's Office, who said that the charges have not been dropped; rather, the prosecution of the case is now being handled by Ries.

The reason given is that there may have been a possible conflict of interest involving one of the defendants and a family member, which could have hindered the case.

We will update you if we get more details.

(OCTOBER 1, 2017) Kenneth Brown and Patrick Bryan II have been charged with aggravated assault in Great Falls.

Police officers were dispatched to 525 Central Avenue, which is the Times Square building, at around 10:10 p.m. on Saturday for reports of a group of men fighting.

We have received unconfirmed but credible reports that the two suspects crashed a wedding reception and assaulted two people attending the reception.

A responding officer said that he saw two men lying on the floor and one was unconscious. 

Witnesses reported that two men - later identified as Brown and Bryan - fled the scene with other young men in a silver four-door sedan with Idaho license plates.

Police tracked the car to Brown's residence, and arrested Brown and Bryan. 

Surveillance video shows Brown and Bryan repeatedly stomping and kicking an unconscious man's head,  according to the police report.

Brown and Bryan admitted kicking the man after he was unconscious in recorded interviews with police.

One of the victims was admitted to the ICU and was still unconscious hours after the incident.

We will update you as we get more information.

RELATED: Police respond to reported assault in downtown Great Falls

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