Motorcyclist arraigned in NYC biker-SUV brawl
The Range Rover involved in the bikers attack is being moved from the police precinct for further police investigation Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013 in New York. Last weekend, dozens of bikers stopped the Range Rover SUV on a highway, attacked the vehicle, then chased the driver and pulled him from the car after he plowed over a motorcyclist while trying to escape, police said. The driver, Alexian Lien, needed stitches after being pummeled by the bikers. The motorcyclist who was crushed by the SUV, Edwin Mieses Jr., of Lawrence, Massachusetts, suffered a broken spine and two broken legs and may never walk again, his family said. Robert Sims, 35, of Brooklyn, was arrested on charges of gang assault and weapons possession. Police said he took part in the attack on Lien
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NEW YORK A motorcyclist has been arraigned on assault and other charges in connection with the beating of a New York City man by a gang of angry bikers.
Robert Sims was arraigned Saturday in Manhattan on charges of first-degree gang assault, first-degree assault and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon.
Bail was set at $100,000. An attorney for the 35-year-old Sims did not immediately return a call for comment. There was no listed telephone number for Sims at the address where police said he lived.
A criminal complaint says Sims identified himself to police as one of the bikers depicted in a photograph of the incident wearing a grey backpack and motorcycle helmet emblazoned with the number 78.
Sims was convicted in 1998 of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon.
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