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Bond denied for man accused in deadly hammer attack

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Jason Dustin Compton (Source: Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center) Jason Dustin Compton (Source: Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center)
SUMTER, SC (WIS) -

The Sumter County man accused of attacking two women and a teenage girl with a hammer over the weekend will remain in jail for the time being.

Jason Dustin Compton, 33, appeared in a Sumter County courtroom Tuesday afternoon. A judge denied bond on Compton's charges of murder, two counts of attempted murder, kidnapping, and attempted criminal sexual conduct.

Compton said cocaine fueled his rage Saturday night when he allegedly beat the three victims at a home on Bethel Church Road, according to the Sumter County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies were called to the home and found Compton outside smoking a cigarette.

A 14-year-old girl, who was bleeding from the head, came running outside and told deputies Compton beat her and her 44-year-old mother, identified as Tracey Koepfler, with a hammer, investigators said.

After Compton was in custody, deputies found Koepfler in the front living room of the home with severe head trauma, investigators said.

Deputies also found a 46-year-old disabled woman in the home who had also been physically assaulted by Compton, according to investigators.

The teen also told deputies Compton choked her and attempted to suffocate the 46-year-old woman.

"They said while he was doing this he demanded they undress and when they refused, Compton forced the 14-year-old into the living room where she saw her mother in the chair with head injuries," Lt. Robert Burnish said. "Compton again demanded the 14-year-old get undressed, and when she refused Compton began beating the 44-year-old mother about the head again, in the presence of the teen. All the while Compton refused to allow any of the victims to leave."

During that time, the 46-year-old woman was able to call 911, Burnish said.

The victims were transported to Tuomey Regional Medical Center where the Koepfler died from her injuries, Burnish said.

The teen and the 46-year-old woman are expected to be okay.

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