Seven alleged gang members pleaded not guilty in Magistrates’ Court on Thursday after they were charged with unlawfully wounding two men. *File photo
Seven alleged gang members pleaded not guilty in Magistrates’ Court on Thursday after they were charged with unlawfully wounding two men. *File photo

THURSDAY, DEC. 22: Seven alleged gang members who allegedly wounded two men in a bar fight were given electronic monitoring tags.

Kenneth Caines, 27, Jermaine Lovell, 33, Ian DeSilva, 36, K'Wonde Lathan, 21, Terrence Christopher, 21, Skyah Furbert, 20, and DeVaughn Whitfield, 27, pleaded not guilty in Magistrates’ Court today to unlawfully wounding Angelo Smith on December 18.

The men also denied unlawfully wounding Allan Butterfield on the same date.

They are all from Pembroke except Mr Christopher who is from Sandys.

The alleged incident took place at Docksiders at 2:13am and was captured on CCTV.

All seven men were identified on the footage and are said to be members of Parkside.

One of the victims required two stitches after the attack and the other needed three.

Crown counsel Tawana Tannock said both men said they were kicked and punched multiple times by the group.

Mr Christopher is said to be the one who initiated the alleged attack.

Ms Tannock told the court the offence was a “serious gang related offence”.

The court heard Mr DeSilva, Mr Lovell and Mr Whitfield all have children.

Senior Magistrate Archibald Warner gave each defendant $5,000 bail with one surety. 

He also gave them tags.

“You each must agree to wear an electronic monitoring device operated by the Department of Court Services.

“That device will restrict you to your state of residence 24 hours a day, save with permission of a probation officer.”

The matter was adjourned until January 5.