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Charges dropped against 4 in VG night club brawl!

- Stoutt fined for disorderly conduct & affray
The charges against four young men were dropped on July 12, 2012, which stemmed from a night club brawl in Virgin Gorda. However, one person was fined. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Charges brought against four young men were dropped due to a lack of evidence found against them on their charges which stemmed from an incident at a Virgin Gorda night club in December 2011 and one individual, who allegedly instituted the crime, pleaded guilty and was fined.

In the matter that was dealt with by Crown Counsel Christlyn Benjamin, she asked the court for the case to be discontinued on the grounds that there is no evidence brought against the young men and to discontinue the case.

Presiding on July 11, 2012, at the Magistrate’s Court, Magistrate Valerie Stephens dismissed the case.
Dismissed for charges of Affray and Disorderly Conduct were Shameek Grant and Okello James.

Ashburn Dawson charges of Disorderly Conduct, Indecent Language and Resisting Arrest were also dismissed.

It is alleged that on December 3, 2011 in Virgin Gorda’s After Shock night club, Grant was seen speaking to a young lady and was allegedly attacked by the father of her child, Elvin Stoutt, for doing so. A fight between Stoutt and Grant’s friend then started.

Stoutt, the accused, pleaded guilty to the act and was charged and fined $700 or two months in prison for the charge of affray and $200 or 30 days in prison for the charge of disorderly conduct.

5 Responses to “Charges dropped against 4 in VG night club brawl!”

  • well sa (13/07/2012, 14:05) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    that's the way the system goes!!!!!! No sense of responsibility. The same people who let these thugs go, they should be the next victim. I bet they won't defend them anymore.
  • tell we (13/07/2012, 14:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    well saw tis court get soft deman
  • HOME GIRL! (13/07/2012, 14:58) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    As I commented before, all of them in that office need to go somewhere else to work. THe whole judicial system gone to the dogs! So why bother to arrest anybody. Just do whatever you want with whomever you want. We have no justice in this land anymore. Sad but true. Crime will be on the rise.
  • confisious (14/07/2012, 02:23) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    when some of deeds people get drunk they go wild
  • Angry Birds (15/07/2012, 08:53) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I dont understand how two people could be fighting and there is not enough evidence to charge them both. I think the system needs a review

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