Two southern Mongrel Mob members have appeared in court
charged with torching the Road Knights' Invercargill
headquarters on June 19.
Shaun Te Kahu, 37, and Barry James Pennicott, 27, have been
jointly charged with arson and appeared on the fresh charges
in Invercargill District Court yesterday.
They have also been jointly charged with aggravated burglary
of the Road Knights' headquarters -- armed with a hammer and
an air rifle, while Pennicott also faces two fresh theft
The pair are among a group of mob members arrested on a raft
of charges late last month.
Also appearing yesterday were Craig Arthur Reid, 36, and
Pihama John Tauroa, 32, who are jointly charged with
Pennicott on intentional damage charges. None of the four men
entered pleas to any of the charges, nor were any
applications made for bail. All four were remanded in custody
to July 15.
Invercargill CIB head Detective Senior Sergeant Brian Cowie
told the Southland Times the arson charges did not mean the
end of the investigation into the fire.
Yesterday's additional charges had been laid as a result of
police investigations and in tracking down witnesses to the
fire, he said.