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Published: Monday, 10/1/2012

5 men plead not guilty in fight outside Start-Scott game


Five men pleaded not guilty today to charges that they were involved in a gang-related fight outside a high school football game.

Held in the Lucas County jail are Trentant Dotson, 18, of 1328 Brook Park Dr.; Stefon Gibson, 19, of 527 Collins St.; Traquawn Gibson, 18, of 2720 Elm St.; Tyrell Jones, 18, of 738 Woodstock Ave.; and Deandre Smith, 18, of 639 Avondale Ave.

The men were arraigned today in Toledo Municipal Court and ordered to be held in the Lucas County jail in lieu of $2,500 bond for everyone but Traquawn Gibson, whose bond was set at $5,000.

According to documents filed with the court, the men on Friday were at Start High School on Tremainsville Road for the Start-Scott game when gang members from the Manor Boys and the Folk were kicked out of the game for reportedly causing a disturbance. The two groups started to argue outside the stadium and "squared off," claiming to have guns, according to court documents.

It's unclear if any of the accused actually had weapons at the game, though none of the men face weapons charges.

Mr. Smith, Mr. Dotson, and Stefon Gibson reportedly claimed to be members of the Folk. Traquawn Gibson and Mr. Jones reportedly claimed to be Manor Boys.

The Manor Boys claim the Moody Manor, a Kent Street apartment complex in the central city, as their territory. The Folk claim territory in South Toledo.

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