Members Of KING 810 To Have Their Day In Court Next Monday

Thursday, 19th June 2014

According to Blabbermouth, two members of the Flint, Michigan metal band KING 810 are scheduled to appear in court on Monday, June 23 in connection with the 2013 critical beating of a man outside of a bar in their hometown. The group’s vocalist David Gunn (formerly known as David Swan) and bassist Eugene Gill, both of whom are 28 years old, were picked up at the Detroit Metro Airport last Thursday (June 12) as they were making their way to the United Kingdom to perform at this year’s Download festival. They were charged with assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder.

Gunn later tweeted a picture of court paperwork which appeared to show he had been released on $10,000 bail and that he was facing a more serious charge of assault with intent to murder. However, a spokesman for the band told U.K.’s Metal Hammer magazine that this was a “clerical error” on the part of the court and added: “David Gunn and Gene Gill are charged with simple assault stemming from a bar fight incident last October.

“The band are scheduled for pre-trial this Monday in Flint. Other than that, we are not allowed to talk about the facts of the case.”

As part of his bail conditions, Gunn is not allowed to leave the state of Michigan. He and Gill will appear for preliminary investigations at Flint’s 68th District Court at 2 p.m. Monday, a spokeswoman for the court system confirmed to Metal Hammer.

Gunn and Gill are suspected of attacking a man last October and leaving him in critical condition outside The Loft in downtown Flint. A police investigation led to warrants being issued for the two musicians.

Assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder (also known as “assault GBH”) is a felony criminal offense in Michigan, according to Michigan Compiled Law 750.84. Assault GBH carries a potential punishment of up to 10 years in prison, and a fine of not more than $5,000.