Kenneth Tackett of Grafton appeared before Judge John R. Musson. Tackett did not enter a plea, but is being held in the county jail on a $100,000 bond. Court records show he does not have a lawyer.
If Tackett is released, he must have no contact with the victim, 17-year-old Travis Noble, Musson ordered
Travis, police said, was standing with friends in front of the
Police said Machovina threw the first punch and Travis returned some punches in defense. However, police said the teen was overpowered and suffered a brutal beating that ended when police said Tackett delivered a final punt-like kick to Travis’ face, which knocked him unconscious and broke his jaw.