Bar Fight At Colony Leads to Arrest of Gang Member
On Saturday May 27, 2017 a 911 call came in to SCPD at 2:20 am that there was a fight at the Colony Lounge on Depot Road in Huntington Station. Police responded to the scene found the victim had already left. Saying that he had driven himself to Good Samaritan Hospital with serious injuries.
On further investigation detectives determined that Lavell Leftenant caused the injuries in the fight and was charged with Second Degree Assault. On October 2011 Lavell Leftenant was sentenced to 3-9 years in prison for taking part in a murder.
Per an October 2011-Newsday article “Perhaps most compelling, though, was the testimony of Guerrier’s two accomplices — Gni Brown, 20, and Lavell Leftenant, 16. Brown pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, and Leftenant has a deal to plead guilty to attempted robbery.
They said it was Guerrier’s idea to wander the streets of Huntington Station on the night of Jan. 24, 2010, looking for someone to rob. He distributed handguns, they said, giving a .45-caliber pistol to Brown and an unloaded revolver to Leftenant. He kept a .40-caliber pistol for himself.”
In March of 2015 Lavell’s older brother Sheldon was arrested for shooting police officer Collins in Huntington Station. Since then Sheldon was sentenced in March of 2016 to 40 years to life for the shooting. Sheldon and Lavell are known members of a local gang called the Tip Top Boys.
Sign has been up for over a week
Lavell Leftenant on June 4, 2017 was in front of Judge Lizito at Suffolk 1st District Court to be arraigned on this new charge of Assault in the second degree. The judge put a $75,000 Bond or $35,000 cash bail, neither was posted and Lavell remains in our Riverhead jail facility.
We stopped at the Colony to ask for a comment about the fight, but it was closed. We then talked with neighbors around the Colony, they stated “it has been closed for about a week”, we then asked police what for? The Inspector at 2nd pct did not know why, but neighbors stated “that the Colony’s Liquor license had expired”.