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Charges Against Heavy Metal Band King810 Dismissed

Gary Ridley | By Gary Ridley | The Flint Journal

October 10, 2014 at 5:45 PM, updated October 10, 2014 at 5:46 PM



FLINT, MI — A felony assault charge will be dropped against the bass player of Flint metal band King 810 after new information showed he may not have been responsible for a fight outside a downtown bar.

Eugene Aaron Gill, 28, of Davison, was charged with a single count of assault with intent to do harm less than murder after an October 2013 fight outside of The Loft bar that left a man in critical condition.

Gill’s attorney, Clint Perryman, said Friday, Oct. 10, that he was notified prosecutors intended to dismiss the charge after an investigator was able to locate witnesses who said the victim was the actual instigator of the fight.

Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton confirmed that his office would dismiss the case.

“After reviewing additional witness statements, we’re not really sure what happened that night,” Leyton said. “Justice is best served by a dismissal of the charges. There were just too many conflicting accounts.”

Gill’s case was scheduled to go to trial Tuesday, Oct. 7, but Perryman said prosecutors allowed the case to be delayed in order to evaluate the new evidence.

Gill and band front man David Gunn were arrested June 12 at Detroit Metro Airport just prior boarding a plane on their way to a music festival in the United Kingdom.

The charges against Gunn were dismissed in June.

Perryman said Gunn’s attorney, Michael Manley, stayed on after the dismissal to assist with the case.


PROVIDENCE-SIS investigator was key in dismissal of these charges according to Attorney Michael Manley.  The evidence that was uncovered showed that both David Gunn and Eugene Gill were not the aggressors, the alleged victim was. It pays to interview all witnesses.

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