THREE HELLS ANGELS PLEAD NOT GUILTY IN STABBING.
VENTURA - Three members of the local Hells Angels pleaded not guilty Tuesday to various charges stemming from an April 4 incident that left an Oak View man stabbed.
Sabian Reynoso, 23, Michael Kapp, 27, and Brian Applegate, 25, remain in custody in lieu of $1 million bail each, awaiting a May 1 preliminary hearing regarding the incident in which Will Geyer was wounded.
Reynoso is charged with attempted murder, assault, robbery and making terrorist threats. Kapp is charged with assault with a deadly weapon, making terrorist threats and robbery, said his attorney, Moriya Christie.
Applegate, who is charged with residential burglary, will appear before Judge Art Guitierrez today for a bail reduction hearing, his attorney said.
``We're taking these charges very seriously,'' Hells Angels chapter President George Christie Jr. said outside the courtroom where his daughter is representing two of the men. ``There's a lot at stake here.''
Authorities said the three broke into Geyer's residence and beat him up in a dispute over drugs.
But Christie said the three Hells Angels and Geyer, who is not a member of the group, all reside at the Larmier Street house, which he said he owns.
Patrick Reardon, Applegate's attorney, said his client took a bottle of prescription medication from one of his roommates and is no danger to society.
``He did surrender within two hours of being notified by the Ventura Police Department,'' Reardon said.
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|Publication:||Daily News (Los Angeles, CA)|
|Date:||Apr 19, 2000|
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