Two men accused of attempted murder in connection with a large brawl in Makaha pleaded not guilty to the charges in Circuit Court Monday.
Sheysten J. Joseph, 19, and Brenon K. Nash, 28, appeared at their arraignment before Judge Shirley Kawamura via circuit-video link from the Oahu Community Correctional Center. An Oahu grand jury recently indicted them with second-degree attempted murder and firearm-related charges in the Nov. 20 brawl at Makaha Valley Community Park.
Deputy public defender Alan Komagome entered a not guilty plea on Joseph’s behalf and attorney Nelson Goo entered a not guilty plea on Nash’s behalf to all charges.
About 10 to 20 males were involved in the fight, according to court documents. Joseph and Nash are accused of firing handguns at another man in the melee. The man did not sustain any gunshot injuries.
The charges are not linked to 39-year-old Micaiah McCullah’s death. He sustained gunshot wounds and was killed in the affray.
Both Komagome and Goo requested supervised release for Joseph and Nash, respectively. Goo also sought a bail reduction of $100,000 from $500,000.
Kawamura denied the requests and confirmed bail at $500,000 each. Their trial is tentatively set for February.