Man in Evan Brewer custody battle appears pleads not guilty

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) Update: Thursday 11:00 a.m

Stephen Bodine appeared in Court on Thursday for charges of aggravated assault and criminal damage to property

He pleaded not guilty guilty to an attack that occurred when he threatened Evan's father Carlo Brewer with a hatchet and slashed his car's tires.

According to jail records, he was released without prejudice on the charge of interfering with parental custody.

Police have not charged anyone in the death of Evan Brewer.

November 27th is Bodine’s next appearance in court.

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The man who lived in a home where Evan Brewer was found dead inside a concrete box will be in court on Thursday morning.

Brewer's remains were found inside a south Wichita home earlier this year.

Family say brewer lived there with his mom and Stephen Bodine, his mom's boyfriend. Bodine is charged with aggravated assault and aggravated inference with parental custody.

Bodine and Miranda Miller were involved in a months-long child custody dispute with Carlo Brewer, Evan's dad.

Miller is also facing charges related to that custody fight.

Devon Fasbinder will be in court on Thursday morning for Bodine's preliminary hearing.