Dan Harkins Jul. 22, 2015, 7:37pm


The family of a man beaten to death during the showing of a boxing match at a bar is suing the two men who battered him and the bar that served them alcohol. 

Zachary Allan Gleason, as administrator of the estate of Johnny Allan Gleason, and Kylie Jean Gleason filed a complaint on June 20 in Madison County Circuit Court against Van Lenhardt Inc., doing business as Mac's Time Out Lounge, and twins Aaron M. Hosford and Adam M. Hosford. 

On May 2 and 3, the decedent was at Mac's Time Out Lounge for a special event and was serving alcohol to the Hosfords, according to the lawsuit. 

The two individual defendants allegedly assaulted and battered Gleason, causing him to suffer injury, pain and suffering, and medical expenses, culminating in his death 34 days later. 

The bar is accused of allowing a crowd to form for a violent spectator sport and failing to have security personnel on hand, provide a safe premises, prepare a security plan, organize a security force, screen out potentially violent patrons at the door and cater to a safer clientele. It also "quickened the crowd's ability to get alcohol by setting up a mobile bar, but failed to provide security measures to control a highly intoxicated crowd," the complaint states.

The Hosfords are accused of causing the injuries that allegedly caused the man's death.

The plaintiffs seek damages of more than $700,000, plus costs.

The plaintiff is represented by Jane Unsell of Unsell, Schattnik and Phillips PC in Wood River.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 15-L-820.

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