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Doniphan County victim dies over the weekend

The victim of a Doniphan County altercation, investigated by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, has died.

That’s according to weekend social media posts made by members of the victim’s family.

Although the 42-year-old’s name has not officially been made public by authorities, his family and friends are sharing the hashtag JusticeForJason on social media, and identify him as Jason Pantle, of Cummings.

According to obituary information released by Atchison’s Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Pantle died Saturday.

An email sent by MSC News to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation Sunday, seeking comment on Pantle’s death, was not immediately returned.

According to a release issued by the KBI prior to his death, he had been hospitalized at a Kansas City area hospital, listed in critical condition after suffering serious head injuries.

On Wednesday, three arrests were made in connection with the altercation that the KBI says happened in the early morning hours of September 22 during an overnight party at 159 Monument Road, in Doniphan County.

In custody are 44-year-old Scott Vandeloo, 22-year-old Brian Spillman, Jr., and 30-year-old Matthew Cole Scherer. All three Atchsion residents were arrested on charges of aggravated battery.
Vandeloo remains in custody in the Platte County, Missouri Jail, while Spillman and Scherer are held in the Leavenworth County Jail.

The KBI was assisted with Wednesday evening’s arrests by the Atchison Police Department, the Doniphan County Sheriff’s Department, the Kansas Highway Patrol, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, and the Platte County Sheriff’s Office.

The Doniphan County Attorney is expected to prosecute the case.

Funeral services for Pantle are scheduled for Thursday afternoon at 2:00 at the funeral home, where visitation will be held Wednesday evening from 6 until 8:00.


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