Police still probing weekend fight

June 25, 1997


Staff Writer, Martinsburg

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Police say it is still unclear how a Charleston, W.Va., man became involved in a fight outside a bar early Saturday morning that left him seriously injured.

Witnesses told police they saw Kelvin Jones Sr. being kicked as he was on the ground in a parking area across the street from Alibi's Club along U.S. 11 south of Martinsburg.

Jones was taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital in Frederick, Md., where he was listed in critical condition Tuesday.

Witnesses said the 2:30 a.m. incident occurred after five men tried to enter Alibi's Club but were turned away by a doorman, said West Virginia State Police Sgt. Jim Humphrey.


People inside the bar thought the group left, but then came back, according to Humphrey.

Witnesses told police that several Alibi's Club employees went outside and group of people gathered across the street, Humphrey said.

Other witnesses said only three people tried to get in the bar, and they were turned away because they were under age, said Humphrey. One of the people trying to get in punched the doorman, who was taken to City Hospital for treatment, Humphrey said.

Witnesses who gave the second account of the incident said Jones was a patron who was inside the bar at the time.

Police say they are continuing an investigation into the fight.

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