Stoke-on-Trent men plead not guilty to list of offences
FOUR men who have denied a string of offences are to go on trial at crown court.
Cleon Johnson, aged 27, of no fixed address, Matthew Keay and Jemeral Davidson deny conspiring with others to supply class A drugs, class B drugs and class C drugs between August 7 and October 31 last year.
The three defendants have also denied wounding Shaune Rowe with intent on August 28; assaulting Richard Simmonds on the same date; false imprisonment of Mr Rowe and Mr Simmonds between August 27 and August 30; causing grievous bodily harm to Lee Annable with intent to do him grievous bodily harm on September 22; wounding Chandler Jones with intent on September 24; stealing an iPhone, wallet and contents belonging to Mr Jones on the same date; and theft of a mobile phone belonging to Mr Simmonds on the same date.
Davidson, of Dudley Port, Tipton, West Midlands, denied possessing a prohibited weapon, a taser, on September 22.
The 29-year-old also pleaded not guilty to possession of a firearm, a black pistol, with intent to cause fear of violence to Mr Simmonds on October 27.
And Keay, aged 24, of Greendock Street, Longton, together with Davidson and a fourth defendant, Steven Hargreaves, aged 23, of Lennox Road, Normacot, denied kidnapping Mr Simmonds on October 27 and assaulting him occasioning him actual bodily harm on the same date.
A pre-trial review will now be held at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court in the week starting April 15.
All four defendants were remanded in custody.