|Seven implicated in melee near club|
|The Press - News|
|Written by Jim McGauley|
|Monday, 05 March 2012 13:32|
Seven criminal complaints for both felony and misdemeanor offenses were filed in the wake of a fight and multiple conflicting stories given to police on the circumstances surrounding it and individuals involved.
Deputy Brandon Kiser said he responded to a call on E. Ohio Ave. in Macclenny in the early morning on February 26 and questioned Roland Gaskins, 18, of Macclenny about several stab wounds on his back.
The officer learned that Mr. Gaskins had been involved earlier in a disturbance involving a large gathering in the parking lot of the Giggles Comedy Cafe on South 6th St. He was taken by rescue unit to nearby Fraser Hospital, and later transferred to Shands Jacksonville.
Police soon learned that two other participants showed up at Fraser’s emergency room, one of them a 16-year-old male from Glen St. Mary who also had stab wounds in the back.
The other, 18-year-old Bobby Rydell Gaskins of Sanderson had been struck on the head, causing a large knot and laceration.
Neither patient knew the identity of their assailants, and Mr. Gaskins insisted he was jumped by several persons in Glen St. Mary. Several witnesses at the scene contradicted that.
A fourth victim, another 16-year-old male from Sanderson, had small lacerations on his shoulder and named Dorian Surrency, 18, of Macclenny as his assailant.
Deputy Kiser noted in his report that many of the others, mostly minors, refused to cooperate in the investigation.
Several hours later, the mother of another minor male, 13, went to the sheriff’s department claiming he was struck on the head and in the stomach.
The deputy filed a complaint for aggravated battery against Brandon Ruise, 18, of Macclenny and one of the 16-year-old males for stabbing Roland Gaskins.
A complaint for felony battery was filed against Mr. Surrency, and simple battery on Brandon Ruise and a 16-year-old boy for attacking the 13-year-old.
The incident took place just after 1 am.
Roland Gaskins and a 16-year-old youth were named in a complaint for battery on another 16-year-old from Glen St. Mary.
|Last Updated on Monday, 05 March 2012 13:33|