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SIOUX CITY -- Two men have been arrested and charged with taking part in a 2016 beating that left the victim in a coma.

Jeremiah Becker, 20, and Keegan Kinnaman, 20, both were booked into the Woodbury County Jail Friday on a charge of willful injury.

They are among five who have been charged in the July 22, 2016, beating of Bradley Coan, then 22, of Waterbury, Nebraska, in the 700 block of Riverside Drive. Police said that the group beat Coan with poles resembling those found on a chain-link fence. They also kicked him and hit him with their fists. One of the attackers also stole Coan's cellphone.

Coan had to be induced into a coma because of serious brain injuries, court documents said.

Court documents said the assault was retaliation for an earlier incident in which Coan jumped Brody Dula.

Dula, 24, of Sioux City, pleaded guilty in April to willful injury and was sentenced to five years in prison.

Haley Collins, 20, of Sioux City, who court documents said drove a car filled with the attackers, pleaded guilty in December 2016 to willful injury and was placed on three years probation.

Jacob Gallaugher, 17, has pleaded not guilty to willful injury and second-degree robbery.

Benjamin Gallaugher, 21, was charged in August 2016 with willful injury causing serious injury. His case was later dismissed because prosecutors said further investigation was needed in the case.


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